Our Philosophy and Program

The connection between the formal study of music and increased student achievement, particularly in math, has long been documented. It is one of the reasons that the Utah State Board of Education and the Salt Lake City School District have recognized that the arts are an important part of a student's basic education. Here at Wasatch, we have gone a step further by designing a music program that places students with trained music specialists twice a week.

General Music Instruction

In grades K - 4, studentsare taught general music concepts through activities that include singing, playing instruments, recorders, drumming and rhythm instruments, listening, and music appreciation. 5th and 6th grade students may chose to participate in band, string orchestra, or the Wasatch Star choir.

Instrumental Music

Instrumental music is offered to all interested 5th and 6th grade students. Students may choose to participate in band or string orchestra. Students will meet certified music teachers every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Students may rent instruments from local music stores or bring their own from home. There is a limited number of instruments available for rental through the district.

Choir Practice Links

Click on the links below to practice your choir music at home!

Music Practice Links
Clap Your Hands, Alto Part
Magic Kingdom Harmony
Skipping Stone, Alto Part
Song of Sarajeva, Alto Part


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