HSES Orffestra

The HSES Orffestra is offered to our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students as an after-school club in the Spring. Students who are in Orffestra will meet in the music room for their snack when school is dismissed at 2:30 on Tuesday afternoons.  From 2:45 until 3:30 we will rehearse and then students will be picked up in the car-rider line at the front of the school. They will have several chances throughout the semester to perform at various school functions. Please check back soon for those finalized performance opportunities. 

Orffestra is an instrument ensemble that uses mallet instruments such as the xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels.  The name, ORFF-estra, was chosen because the instruments were designed by the German musician and teacher, Carl Orff.  The students in the Orffestra will work to improve their mallet skills as well as their note and rhythm reading skills.  They will work together each week to create "orffestrations" that are challening, fun, and exciting to play!


  1. The glockenspiels on crates is such a good idea. Did you buy the crates or get them donated?

    1. Thank you! I actually bought these from the Dollar Tree several years ago but haven't been able to find them since. :( I like this style because you can put mallets and extra bars inside the box for easy transport. I also put a little Velcro strip on the instrument and crate so that everything stays secure. That way you can remove them if you need to.