6th Grade Orchestra

Tuning Test

posted Mar 20, 2015, 9:03 AM by Susan Goudreau

Friday: March 27th

Be able to Tune your A and D strings with your tuner correctly! 

Make sure that it is GREEN all the way!!!! NO RED IN BETWEEN!!!! 

String Jamboree

posted Mar 9, 2015, 5:15 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Mar 9, 2015, 5:16 PM ]

The String Jamboree is Thursday, March 12th at Daniell Middle School. Students will stay after school before we go over to Daniell Middle School for a rehearsal and performance  Students WILL NOT be returning to Palmer after the concert. Please make sure everyone has a ride at Daniell Middle School after the performance.

4:15-5:00 PM                        Eat Pizza, Load instruments
5:15 PM:                                 Load Buses
5:45 PM                                  Arrive at Daniell MS
6:15 - 7:15 PM:                      Rehearsal with all Middle schools
7:30 PM:                                 Concert

Daniell Middle School
2900 Scott RdMariettaGA 30066

JAM Sessions!

posted Feb 6, 2015, 3:24 PM by Susan Goudreau

Any 6th grader is invited to come and JAM out on their instruments on Thursday mornings at 8:15 starting next week, 2/12 - 3/12. We will be playing our Jamboree music during this time! This is an excellent way to become better musicians!!!!  I hope to see a lot of you there!!!

Online Practice Records

posted Jan 25, 2015, 6:14 PM by Susan Goudreau

Students will submit ONLINE PRACTICE RECORDS from now on. If your child does not have access to a computer or device without internet service, the media center is open at the beginning of the school day or they may fill it out during the first 5 minutes of class with one of the classroom computers. 

Students should select: PRACTICE RECORDS on the Navigation Bar, then the 6th Grade Practice Record. Students will fill out the form completely and submit. 

The first ONLINE PRACTICE RECORD is due Tuesday, Feb. 3rd! 

Pass Offs

posted Jan 25, 2015, 5:44 PM by Susan Goudreau

Due: Friday, 2/20

#112, 123, 141, 144, 146 (#146 will need to be airbowed & counted and played on the D string)

Students may submit videos to PalmerPantherOrchestra@gmail.com, come in on before school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday before school to take pass offs, or be called on in class. Students who pass off all pass offs will replace HOT SEAT students!!!!

New Skills!

posted Jan 13, 2015, 2:46 PM by Susan Goudreau

We have been learning many skills this past week! Have your child review the new skills over the next few weeks with you. If there is an icon for a DVD, refer to the DVD to refresh your child's memory! 

  • New note names on their G string (E & A for bass)
  • Slurs
  • Ties
  • Hooked Bowings/Slurred Staccato
  • F-Natural
  • C-Natural
  • 3/4 time signatures vs. 4/4 time signatures
  • dotted half notes

Pass Offs!

posted Nov 5, 2014, 5:50 AM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Nov 16, 2014, 5:30 AM ]

Make sure you have passed your first 4 pass offs! There are 3 ways to pass them: play them in class and pass, come in on Monday and Thursday before school, or send videos to PalmerPantherOrchestra@gmail.com.
Old Pass Offs: 27, 31, 32, 34 (all pizzicato)
New Pass offs: #55, 62, 64, 66, 68, Rhythm Worksheet #1 Lines B & D - These are due by 12/12

Great Job!

posted Nov 3, 2014, 6:03 AM by Susan Goudreau

Great job on your first performance! It was amazing! I am very proud of you and what you have accomplished in just a short time! 


posted Oct 17, 2014, 8:54 AM by Susan Goudreau

When: Tuesday, Oct. 28th at & 7 PM
Where: Palmer MS
What time do I need to be there? : 6 PM
What do I need to wear: Orchestra T-shirt & Jeans

The 6th grade will have their first concert in two weeks! Students should be practicing the following songs for their concert: 

#17, 18, 28, 32, 34, 35, 41, 55, 61 & the D string Rock

Pass Off #27

posted Sep 29, 2014, 2:42 PM by Susan Goudreau

Students will take their first Pass Off this Friday, 10/3! A pass off is a playing assignment. Students must demonstrate what they know! Once they achieve it, they will receive  a sticker to place by their name! If they do not receive a sticker, students may take the pass off as many times in order to pass it!

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