“The Stories and Characters of Shel Silverstein!” The video!

Hi Folks! Thanks to our fantastic Library and Media Specialist Mr. Fouts, we now have a beautiful and *AUDIBLE* video of the 3rd and 4th grade production of “The Stories and Characters of Shel Silverstein”
I am so excited to be able to share this with you, and allow you to share it with loved ones who couldn’t join us that evening!
To share the link to the video copy and paste this:

Otherwise, feel free to share this blog with them!
Go ahead and skip to 11 minutes in to pass by the curtain speech and beginning thank yous.


Music Updates: 5/4-5/11

Hello Beloved Folsom Families and Students!

This is a blogging website so on the “Homepage” you will see updates from Ms. Kauffeld for ALL Folsom Families. But if you’re here to find YOUR music work, look on the top right of the page for your grade’s PAGE.

Middle School Music Update: 
5th-8th grade students will have a CHOICE of which type of assignment they will complete each week. You only need to do ONE thing, but feel free to do as many as you like.

-“music class” assignment: activities requiring you to submit a response by email to KK
-Chorus assignment: Weekly singing prompt, send a recording to KK
-Band assignment: Complete on SmartMusic
-Instrument lesson with KK: sign up each week on schedule


Need to get in touch with me?
All my love my wonderful musicians! I miss you so!

Ms. Kauffeld
Warm up


Welcome Back to the Music Room ’19-’20

Fancy Bug Friend Welcomes YOU!


Welcome Back Musicians!

The Bugs have once again tried to make you a welcome-back video… but as per usual, things got weird.Click to Watch Video







Snow White: The Musical! Final recording

Hi Folks!

It’s finally done- this link should bring you to the 8th grade’s final recording of “Snow White: The Musical!” It was a blast working on this project with them- one I’ll never forget.


1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade Wolfie's Quest

“Wolfie’s Quest” Songs


Hi Folks!

Hopefully by now you’ve caught wind of the fact that we will be doing a Kindergarten-Fourth grade play! Typically this play takes place in February, but this year, as I’ll be taking a leave of absence to go teach in Southern Vermont for some months (more info to come) the play will go up on JANUARY 17 at 6pm!!! We have plunged into rehearsals in 3rd and 4th grade, and in K-2 we’ve only just begun to talk about it.

I have started making videos of the songs for students to sing along with! You’ll hear the weird computer-version of the pit band playing in the background, this I think will be somewhat helpful to students until we can sing with the real middle school pit band!

I’ll add videos to this page as I finish them. Encourage students (3rd and 4th grade) to look at their scripts as they watch the video to make sure they know when they sing and when they don’t. It also helps visual learners to memorize the lyrics if they have their script. Click the links-it will take you to videos in Google Drive.

Send Me On My Way (Sung by 3rd and 4th graders)

Endless Night  (Sung by the 3rd and 4th graders)

Come Away With Me (Sung by the 4th Grade)

Honey Suckle Rose (Sung by the 3rd Grade)

All You Need Is Love (Sung by the Kindergarten-4th Grade)



Instrument Lessons Middle School Band

Raz MaTazz Auditions!!

Announcing Auditions for:

What is The Raz MaTazz?

Folsom’s Select band that meets every Tuesday and Thursday BEFORE school (7:25)! We play harder music than in regular band and students are expected to be practicing more outside of school.

What do I need to do for the audition?

  1. Play your concert Bb Scale AND another scale of your choosing
  2. Play from the lowest note you know to the highest note you know
  3. Choose a solo song to play-something you can play beautifully
  4. Rhythm Sight reading-KK will give you this at the audition but you can practice by working through rhythms in your book or on the Rhythm Studies paper

Who Should Audition?

Any musician who can commit to practicing on their own whether it be during open music room, over the weekend, or at night. If you know that you will not touch your instrument outside of band rehearsal then Raz MaTazz is not for you. If you are willing to work hard I am willing to work with you in this ensemble.

1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade 5/6 General Music 7th Grade COOL MUSIC STUFF! Kindergarten

Welcome Back!!!

Here’s a little Welcome Back Video from everyone’s favorite Music Room Bug.

Welcome Back Video!

5/6 General Music 7th Grade COOL MUSIC STUFF! Instrument Lessons Middle School Band

Star Wars-by the 5th-8th Grade Band

Here is a video we put together of the 5th through 8th grade band playing “Highlights from Star Wars” by John Williams and arranged by Paul Cook. This piece was extremely challenging and I wanted our hard work to be commemorated with a video. Thank you to all of our videographers and our amazing Folsom Musicians!

1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade 5/6 General Music 7th Grade COOL MUSIC STUFF! Why Is Music Education Important?

Better When I’m Dancing Folsom 2017

Happy Summer Folsom Friends!

Here’s the video we showed on the last day of school at our Celebration of Learning Assembly. Look at those smiles and that laughter. We couldn’t ask for a better community of students, staff, and families. Until next year, have a great summer!