The Saline music program offers the students of Saline balanced instruction in music appreciation, history, theory, and performance. The achievements of the ensembles are highlighted in public performances and community service projects, of which there are over 70 per year. The fourteen music teachers strive to provide a balanced and comprehensive musical experience that challenges and motivates students at all levels.

Elementary students in Saline receive 60 minutes of general music instruction each week in which they experience a wide variety of musical styles and activities. Then in 5th through 12th grade students have the opportunity to participate in many large ensembles, small ensembles, and solo venues. 

In 5th and 6th grade every student is in band, orchestra, or creative arts - that is over 800 students in music every day! In 7th and 8th grade the students choose their elective classes, and there are approximately 600 students in band, orchestra, choir, and creative arts. Additionally, middle school students can be in extracurricular music groups, such as fiddle club, jazz band, and Alla Breve. In the high school around 40% of the students participate in musical ensembles, including band, orchestra, choir, jazz band, marching band, fiddle clubs, and musicals. That is a grand total of approximately 2000 music students in grades 5 through 12 at Saline Area Schools!

The dedicated music staff, with the help of involved parents, supportive administration, and willing students, are very proud of the high quality music program in Saline.

On Saturday, January 21st, 13 student musicians from Saline Area Schools will be performing with the State of Michigan All State Band or All State Orchestra at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids.  These musicians were selected from nearly 2500 students who auditioned from across the State of Michigan.  It is a tremendous honor to be selected to be a member of a state honor ensemble.  They are: (from left to right) back row, Josh Muzzi-Violin, Karl Winsor-Viola, Dasha Gilmore-Violin, Sarah Chu-Cello, Ian Wolfe-Cello honorable mention, Saralyn Klepaczyk-Bassoon, Andrew Chen-Euphonium, Simon Rucinski-Euphonium, front row, Jonathan Muzzi-Cello, Allison Collins-Horn honorable mention,Kaylee Klepaczyk-Percussion ,Alisha Ungkuldee-Cello, Kaili Dence-Clarinet

Recent Music Department Files

  • Carwash_Pledge_Form_2009.pdf   157k - Sep 1, 2009, 6:50 PM by Ben Culver (v2)
    ‎Pledge Form for the SMP carwash‎
  • Car Wash - How it works_2009.pdf   117k - Sep 1, 2009, 6:49 PM by Ben Culver (v2)
    ‎Description of how the Saline Music Parents Carwash Fundraiser works‎
  • Classroom Guidelines Affidavit.pdf   121k - Sep 1, 2009, 6:42 PM by Ben Culver (v2)
    ‎Guidelines and affidavit that must be filled out and turned in to the principal or activity sponsor prior to activity with the schools. A copy of the volunteer's driver's license must accompany this form.‎
  • SAS Private Instructor Application 2009-2010.pdf   1971k - Aug 27, 2009, 10:33 AM by Ben Culver (v2)
    ‎Application for private music instructors wishing to teach in Saline.‎
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2012-13 District Music Calendar