The O'Farrell Charter School

Winner of the National Excellence in Urban Education Award

Elementary Music

Orff Xylophone
Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

Concert Dates: 
Fall Harvest Concert: Thursday, November 21st, 2019 @ 4:00pm
Spring Literacy Concert: Thursday, March 19th, 2019 @ 4:00pm
Both concerts will be at the Hollis Gentry III Auditorium, located at the front of the O'Farrell Charter School campus, near the corner of 61st and Skyline.

Basic Note Identification Exercise:

Online Sequencing Tool (fun!):
Soprano Recorders:
In grades 3 through 5, we use Soprano Recorders to compliment our xylophone music! 
This year we are trying out the Harmony brand recorders, which come in four exciting colors:
  • Translucent Red
  • Translucent Blue
  • Translucent Purple
  • Opaque Ivory
Students may opt to purchase their own recorder (through O'Farrell or by parent purchase online/at retail stores) but purchase is not mandatory. 
If you are planning to independently purchase a recorder for your student, please make sure to get a Soprano Recorder that uses Baroque fingering!
Classroom recorders are available at no cost, but cannot travel home with students.  They are cleaned and sanitized after every use!
After School Music Club:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:20pm to 4:00pm in 406 (Mr. Rauh's room)
A small Xylophone Ensemble focused on developing musicianship; performs extra songs at concerts and provides music for Fifth Grade Promotion ceremonies.  Open to 3rd-5th graders (and their younger siblings)!  This class is currently full as of Sept.2019!
5th Grade Class Pieces:
The Fifth Grade Classes contributed ideas to an original piece of music.  Listen to them here!
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Mr. Xkylyr Rauh
Elementary Music Teacher
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Orff Xylophones, Recorders, Classroom Percussion, Voice, and Dance!