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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 from 1997-2002. In the fall of 2016 I received a patent for the game, "Music Theory Casino Fundamentals Game."

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.

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 6:30PM                                                                                    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.

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 


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

Other important information:
INTRODUCTION LETTER AND CLASSROOM RULES
 
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.
 
Sincerely,
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 August / Early September Dear Stargate Parents,Here again is the '18-'19 General Music Concert Schedule: K-5 TALENT SHOW WILL BE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, at 6:30PMAuditions for the Talent Show ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2018, 10:22 AM by Rod Osburn
  • Congratulations!! Congratulations to the nearly 200 students in grades 1-5 who participated in the General Music concert on May 8.  You did an amazing job!!Mr. O
    Posted May 9, 2018, 1:13 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • May 8 Concert: what to wear, when to arrive and where to go WHAT TO WEAR-1st and 2nd grade boys can wear over-the-calf white socks (no stripes), dark shoes, football pants or solid colored pants rolled up (and pinned) at ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2018, 8:57 AM by Lisa Griffin
  • Late March: Grades 1-5 accompanist information, RACES and 2nd 5th grade Beatles show added Dear Stargate Parent, -If your child signed up to be an accompanist for the General Music Concert on May 8, they should have received a copy of the sheet music ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2018, 10:34 AM by Lisa Griffin
  • Late February/Early March 2018 Dear Stargate Parents,Here's what we're doing,-Kindergarteners will go over classroom rules and introductions.  They will sing This Little Light of Mine, I Know an Old Lady ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2018, 12:21 PM by Lisa Griffin
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