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Mr. Osburn


About Me

I graduated in 1995 with a BA from Metropolitan State University. I am certified to teach K-12 Music and K-6 Elementary Education. I hold a graduate certificate from CSU in K-6 Kodaly Music Methodology. Currently, I'm finishing up GT certification through  Adams State University. This is my 19th year of  teaching at Stargate, making me the longest serving Stargate staff member!  I have played keyboards, guitar, bass and sang professionally for over twenty eight years. In the 1990s, I did two world tours for the Department of Defense with my family band, “The Osburns. I also performed as a magician at the Colorado Renaissance Festival for 6 seasons from 1997-2002. In the fall of 2016 I received a patent for the game, "Music Theory Casino Fundamentals Game." () In the 2019-2020 school year I will be producing an original musical with 5th graders on the subject of mathematics.
What I Love about Teaching
My favorite thing about teaching is helping to empower students to be independent thinkers and doers.

How to Contact Me
Room - 139
Phone - (303) 450-3936 
email - Rod.Osburn@stargateschool.org

About Elementary Music
General Music K-4 topics will include: singing songs with familiar melodies, music appreciation, becoming familiar with some basic elements of music (rhythm, melody, etc.) and performing a concert with several songs. Some of the songs grades 3-4 will be performing are rounds.  General Music 5th grade topics may include: 
a vocal concert with 7-10 songs (1st Trimester) or a Rock Concert (3rd Trimester).  Guitar I students will perform basic skills on a midterm, but not a formal evening concert.
This year I'm pleased to announce that the 1st grade and 5th students in 1st & 2nd trimester will have a student teacher.  Please welcome Luke Heter to our Stargate community!  He is a Music student from Regis University.
Concert information and blogging

I will be posting blogs periodically containing more specific concert information, daily activities and assignments.

2018-2019 General Music Concerts:

September 10, 11, 17 & 18 (3-4PM)

K-5 Talent Show Auditions

September 25

At 6:00PM                                                                                    K-5 Talent Show (preshow of acts 1 minute or less)   *Recently added

At 6:30PM                                                                                    K-5 Talent Show

October 30

at 6:30PM Grades 1&2 1st Trimester                                         American Patriotic Songs and Jack and the Beanstalk

at 7:00PM Grades 3&4 1st Trimester                                         Rounds and Waltzing Matilda           

at 7:30PM 5thGrade General Music 1st Trimester                     Songs on a Halloween Theme                                                                      

                                                                                                   There will also be an opportunity for students to perform

                                                                                                   December holiday songs at Barnes and Noble on 12-8.

November 29, December 4 & 6 (3-3:25PM)

Barnes and Noble practices

December 8 (Barnes and Noble)

at 10:30AM 5th Grade Choir Holiday Singers                            Winter Holiday songs

February 12

at 6:30PM Grades 1&2 2nd Trimester                                        American Patriotic Songs and Jack and the Beanstalk  

at 7:00PM Grades 3&4 2nd Trimester                                        Rounds and Waltzing Matilda                                              


May 7

at 6:30PM Grades 1&2 3rd Trimester                                          American Patriotic Songs and Jack and the Beanstalk

at 7:00PM Grades 3&4 3rd Trimester                                          Rounds and Waltzing Matilda                                                       

at 7:30PM 5th Grade General Music 3rd Trimester                      Rock Concert                                                               

May 23

TBA                                                                                               Kindergarten Graduation 

I keep all grades on Infinite Campus which you can access from the menu.  

Other important information:
Dear Stargate Parent,
Hello and welcome to a great year here at Stargate!  My name is Rodney Osburn and I'm the General Music, Choir, Guitar and Rock Band Teacher for grades K-5.  Enclosed in the letter is a copy of my classroom rules, which helps to insure that all children who participate in Music have an enjoyable and meaningful experience.  Please look these over with your child, making sure they understand the reason for having such rules.  I, too, will be going over the rules with them during the first week of each trimester.  
General Music, Choir, Guitar* and Rock Band will be fun and exciting subjects for all students.  In addition to the day-to-day activities, students will perform in a concert later this year.  (*For Guitar I a performance is optional.)  Please check future blogs and the master calendar for details about upcoming concerts.  Thanks for your cooperation.

This year I'm pleased to announce that the 1st grade and 5th students in first trimester will have a student teacher.  Please welcome Luke Heter to our Stargate community!  He is a Music student from Regis University.  We are excited to have him!
Mr. Osburn
General Music Teacher
Classroom Rules for Music:
1.  Do your best.
2.  Treat others the way you wish to be treated.
3.  Raise your hand to speak.
4.  Participate.
5.  Have fun!
Guitar Rules:
1.  Do not talk (or play guitars) during announcements.
2.  Play guitars after instruction is given.
3.  Use time wisely--practice.

Recent Announcements

  • Late February / Early March 2019 Here's what we'll be working on in late February / early March:-Kindergartners will go over classroom rules and introductions.  They will sing This Little Light of Mine, 5 ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2019, 1:09 PM by Rod Osburn
  • January 2018 Dear Stargate Parents,Here's what we're doing in January.-Kindergarteners are working on graduation songs and playing musical games where they practice the steady beat: ACABACA, O Doggie ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2019, 12:59 PM by Rod Osburn
  • February 12 General Music Concert: What to wear, when to arrive and where to go Dear Stargate Parents,Here are some suggestions to help make the  February 12 General Music Concert run smoothly WHAT TO WEAR-Students in grades 1-4 should wear black and ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2019, 12:50 PM by Rod Osburn
  • 2nd Trimester Grades Hello Parents,The Specials team is grading on a trimester basis. Because our current classes straddle both first and second semester, you will see their grades posted on the second ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2018, 10:52 AM by Rod Osburn
  • December 2018 Dear Stargate Parents, Here's what were doing in late September and early October.ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 1-4 should receive copies of the piano sheet music they signed ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 11:26 AM by Rod Osburn
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