Salina Intermediate School

Dearborn Public Schools

Salina Intermediate School - Dearborn Public Schools

Band and Orchestra Music Festival

Our Salina Intermediate School Band and Orchestra students will have a unique opportunity the first week in March.  We have been invited to participate in a Music Festival Workshop at Edsel Ford High School along with other bands and orchestras in our district.

Friday, March 6, at noon a school bus will transport our students to EFHS to perform for ‘judges’.  Our ‘judges’ are retired music teachers.  Their objective is to listen to our band and our orchestra perform some music for them.  They have a specially designed rubric form to write on and make comments about our performance.  The judge will take a few minutes to speak to us and rehearse us with the goal of improving our performance.  Then we will go to another room and perform some music on sight.  A second ‘judge’ will make more comments about our playing.  It will be interesting to see what kind of score we might earn.

The whole event is set up with the goal of exciting ad inspiring our students to perform even better.  Next year we will have the opportunity to participate in the Michigan Music Festival and our score will count for real.  This is a great chance to see what it is all about.

Parents and friends, please encourage us all to practice more so we will do our very best at this Music Festival.  Mrs. Reed is available before and after school nearly every day for students to practice if they are not able to take instruments home.  We hope to shine as one more bright light for our Salina Community.

The Schedule:

Depart Salina Intermediate School by school bus at noon and parents are welcome to join us.

Salina String Orchestra

Warm up 12:30 Performance 12:55  Clinic 1:20  Sight Reading 1:45

Saina Band

Warm up 2:10 Performance 2:35  Clinic 3:00  Sight Reading 3:25

Return to Salina by 4:15 p.m.

Congratulations Salina Boys Basketball Team and Coaches!


Standing amidst the crowd at the end of the game, feeling tears of joy well up in my eyes for our Salina Basketball team, I heard many people say how “proud” they were of our boys.   As I drove home I thought, Proud just does not quite say it all….so I did a word etimology (history of the word) search….


proud |proud|


1 feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one’s own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated: a proud grandma of three boys | she got nine As and he was so proud of her.

(of an event, achievement, etc.) causing someone to feel this way : we have a proud history of innovation.

ORIGIN late Old English prūt, prūd [having a high opinion of one’s own worth,] from Old French prud ‘valiant,’ based on Latin prodesse ‘be of value.’ The phrase proud flesh dates back to late Middle English , but the sense [slightly projecting] is first recorded in British dialect of the 19th cent.

I love the origin of the word – “to be of value”, “valiant”. But, we are all of value, aren’t we? Let us look further at the origin of the word….Old French prud ‘valiant’…


valiant |ˈvalyənt|


possessing or showing courage or determination : she made a valiant effort to hold her anger in check | a valiant warrior.


valiantly adverb

ORIGIN Middle English (also in the sense [robust, well-built] ): from Old French vailant, based on Latin valere ‘be strong.’


Valiant – possessing or showing courage or determination. That is what really fits our Wildcat Basketball Team and Coaches. Our Basketball Team and Coaches showed determination, which is a word based upon “be strong”.


Yes, I would say our boys and their coaches showed great determination and strength. We can rightly call then Valiant Wildcats! And, yes, we, as a community are very proud of all of you! Congratulations!