6th Grade Orchestra

Left Hand Technique

posted Sep 18, 2016, 12:24 PM by Susan Goudreau

We have been learning how to identify notes on the D & A string. Continue to work on these skills in your Sound Innovation Book, Exercises # 2 - 18. 

Before you start check the following:

  • Playing Position
  • Stop sign/fuzzy
  • Fingers floating above the string when not in use
When playing say:
  • Note names
  • Finger numbers
  • Counting, say rests & pizza

Ant Song Assignment - Due 9/2

posted Aug 28, 2016, 6:59 AM by Susan Goudreau

Complete & Turn in by 9/2! 

Ant Song

Orchestra T-Shirt Form & Money Due 9/9

posted Aug 25, 2016, 5:35 PM by Susan Goudreau

Orchestra T-Shirt

Orchestra Big Brother/Sister

posted Aug 20, 2016, 6:44 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Aug 20, 2016, 6:45 PM ]

Sign up for an Orchestra Big Brother or Sister! Get help on your instrument and make a new friend in the Orchestra! Do this by Friday, 8/26 so I can begin scheduling you with your Big Brother or Sister! 

Orchestra Big Brother or Big Sister

Reading Music

posted Aug 20, 2016, 6:11 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Aug 20, 2016, 6:22 PM ]

Reading music

Create a Llama

posted Aug 20, 2016, 5:32 PM by Susan Goudreau

Using a straw create your llama! Follow the handout to create it!

Weekend Assignment:

posted Aug 19, 2016, 2:26 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Aug 20, 2016, 7:14 PM ]

Students are to practice holding their instrument properly while listening to 3 songs during the weekend. Have fun! Refer to your DVD on how to hold the instrument properly.

1. Feet on the floor
2. Sit towards the Edge of the Chair
3. Violin/Viola - Assemble your instrument with your shoulder rest. 
4. Violin/Viola - Turn your body so that your scroll faces the stand.

1. Cello/Bass need their rockstop & measure the height to the nose  (Bass - eye level)

 2. Cello sit with the instrument on your at a slight angle on the left side (lower peg slightly behind your ear, not above your head); Bass hold while standing having proper feet support.

Instruments & Materials

posted Aug 13, 2016, 9:15 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Aug 14, 2016, 6:57 PM by Susan Goudreau ]

Our goal is to have instruments by Friday, 8/19 (August 26th at the latest)

You may bring your instruments (violin/viola) & materials to school if you have them beginning on Wednesday, 8/17

Below is a list of Materials needed for the instruments:

Orchestra Materials List


posted Jul 27, 2016, 5:58 PM by Susan Goudreau

String Carnival!!!

posted Jul 24, 2011, 3:24 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Jul 20, 2016, 5:34 PM by Susan Goudreau ]

All 6th Grade Students and Parents are invited to the String Carnival on Tuesday, August 2nd at 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM in the Orchestra Room!
Here are a few reasons to join orchestra:

1. You will learn a new instrument regardless if you or your family has any musical background!!!!!

2. You can jam out on your instrument whether you like classical, country, R&B, jazz, and other styles!!!

3. You will have the best teacher ever in orchestra!!!!!

What is the String Carnival?

The String Carnival is an event only offered to the 6th Grade students to try out any of the instruments intheorchestra. This will help those young 6th grade students decide which instrument that they like best! Parents are more than welcome to ask questions regarding the program to former students or Mrs. Goudreau! This is a fun and exciting event for all 6th grade students who are interested in playing the VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, or DOUBLE BASS!!!! 

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