Salk Music Department
 
 
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Welcome to Salk Middle School's Music Department!
 
At Salk Middle School we offer engaging musical opportunities in Choir, Band, Orchestra, and African Drums.  Follow the linked pages in the side bar to the ensemble you wish to explore.  For each ensemble, you'll find current class information, important documents, and helpful links.  The calendar tab provides information for all known performances and will be updated as often as new information is available!
 
 
 
March was a successful month in the music department.  All of our performing ensembles shared their hard work at our evening concerts.  The pop strings and jazz bands had a phenomenal performance at River Park Square with the Shadle Park Jazz Combo to celebrate First Friday.
 
Jazz 1 at River Park Square  
 
We are exceptionally proud of our student musicians for their regional festival appearances.  The Advanced Choir brought home a Superior rating from their festival at Deer Park HS.  The Intermediate and Advanced Orchestra both received Excellent ratings for their festival performances.  The Intermediate and Advanced Bands both received Superior ratings for their festival appearance at Whitworth University. Our Salk musicians work hard and it shows.  Congratulations to all of you for a job well done!
 
 
Parade season is up next.  Please watch the band page, your Remind messages, and your student's folder for information regarding marching practices, cadence practices, and the Jr. Lilac Parade on Saturday, May 13th.  
 
 
 
 
 
Salk Middle School's Music Staff:
 
Mrs. Ashley Martz
354-5606
 
Ms. Cominiello
354-5606
 
Mr. McMurtery
354-5575
 
 
 
Class Schedule 
 
Class Period Ms. Martz Ms. Cominiello Mr. McMurtery
1st   Intermediate Orchestra African Drums
2nd  Advanced Orchestra prep
3rd  Advanced Orchestra Intermediate Band
4th    Intermediate Orchestra
5th  Advanced Choir  Intermediate Band
6th  Intermediate Choir  Advanced Band 
 
 
 
 
Zero Hour Opportunities:
 
Our Jazz Bands and Pop Strings begin the first week of October and run through June.
 
Monday/Thursday, 7:45-8:45 am- Jazz Band 2, this ensemble is open to all!
Wednesday/Friday, 7:45-8:45 am- Jazz Band 1, this is our audition band.
Monday/Thursday, 7:45-8:45 am- Pop Strings. 
 
 
Check back often for updates and current music department news! 
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