Recorder Orders

All OPE students will need access to a recorder to use during the 2018-2019 school year. Below you may review the three options for acquiring a recorder (left) and then submit your choice for your child (right). Please submit the form for each individual child.

There are three options for acquiring a recorder to use this year. Any of the three options are perfectly acceptable. Whichever option works best for your family is just fine.

Option #1: BRING a Recorder from Home
  • Many 5th & 6th grade students will still have their recorders from last year. They are welcome to use this instrument again.

  • Bring your recorder to school on the first day of recorder work.

  • Please do not purchase recorders from Fred Meyer or the Dollar Store. If you need a new instrument, please choose options 2 or 3.

Using a recorder from home? Make sure it meets these requirements please.

  • Soprano recorder, baroque fingering
  • Preferably of the Peripole or Yamaha Brands
  • MAY NOT be of the Shepherd brand (clear, colored plastic available from Dollar Tree or Fred Meyer). These are of poor quality and break very easily.

Option #2: Buy a New Recorder
  • Students may purchase a new Peripole Soprano recorder from the school. The cost of recorders will be $7 in 2018-2019. Please send $6 to school with your child.

  • New recorders may be used for all three years at OPE. 

  • New recorders will come with a blue zippered case. Student names will be engraved into new recorders and marked on cases. 

Peripole Recorders Available through OPE!

Peripole® Angel Baroque Soprano Halo® Recorder

  • Dark brown, textured plastic. Renaissance shape. Looks, feels, and sounds like wood!
  • Low C on Soprano and Low F on Alto can be produced immediately and easily.
  • Air-tight joint fit.
  • Curved wind-way like expensive wood recorders to provide immediate and fluid response.
  • Precisions cut bores allow very few overtones making for ease of blowing and balanced scales in entire two octave range.
  • No drifting of tone quality resulting in fewer overblown shrieks for the beginning student.
  • Elegant dark, rich, woody tone quality - with plenty of focus.
  • Cleaning rod and joint lubricant included.
  • The overall superior quality and feel of these recorders inspires students to treat it like a professional instrument.

Option #3: Check out a Loaner Recorder
  • Students may check out loaners from the school for use during the year.
  • There is no cost to use a loaner instrument.

  • Recorders need to be returned at the end of the school year.

  • Lost recorders will carry a replacement charge of $5.00

Recorder Form 2018-19