Music


Choir
Come and sing with us!  All levels of proficiency are welcome.  Please note that all 6th graders are required to be in a music class in Saline Area Schools.

Research has shown singing to be one of the most important activities in developing as a human.  It is relaxing and enjoyable, it feels good, and it feeds your mind and even more importantly, your soul.

Your voice is like a prize car sitting in your garage.  We invite you to come and learn how to drive it!  Come sing with us and never be uncomfortable with your singing voice again.

7th and 8th Graders ELECT choir.  ALL choirs enjoy a variety of performing opportunities including:

  1.  evening concerts 
  2.  combined concerts with the Saline High School choirs 
  3. participation in optional Michigan State Vocal Music Association solo and choral activities,
  4. participation in the MSVMA district large group choir festival.

Singers perform literature at the primary and intermediate difficulty levels from the MSVMA repertoire list.  Key objectives of the curriculum include:

  1. building vocal technique skills appropriate for middle school;
  2.  reading musical notation using solfèggio (moveable do), as well a combination of a number and pattern–based rhythm reading system.
  3. developing ensemble rehearsal skills and performance experience;

exploring related arts activities to enhance the expressive qualities of the repertoire.
External LinkChoir Website

Band
Come to band class where every concert is an adventure!  Play under the bright lights of the football stadium at the Marching Demo, play for judges and a rating at Band Festival, march in the Homecoming and Memorial Day Parades and discover the inner workings of the High School Auditorium at the Collage Concert.  

Further explore music as we make connections between music and art, advertising and history.  Learn beginning composition skills!  Make music with your friends in small ensembles!  For those looking for even more chances to explore music, you will have the option of participating in All-State Honors Band Auditions, Solo and Ensemble, Blue Lake Auditions and Collage Ensembles.  Most importantly, have fun making music come alive.  See you there!
External LinkBand  Website

Orchestra 
Come to orchestra where every concert is great music in the making!  Explore a wide variety of music ranging from classical, romantic, and baroque to fiddle, jazz, pop, and movie music.  Play for judges and a rating at Orchestra Festival and discover the inner-workings of the High School Auditorium at the Collage Concert.  Make connections between music and art, technology, advertising and history in as we further explore music.  Make music with your friends in small ensembles!  For those looking for even more chances to explore music, you will have the option of participating in All-State Honors Orchestra Auditions, Solo and Ensemble, Blue Lake Auditions and Collage Ensembles.  Most importantly, have fun making music spring to life as we build musicianship and ensemble skills.
External Link6th grade Orchestra Website                            
External Link7th grade Orchestra Website                      
External Link8th grade Orchestra Website