6th Grade Orchestra

Pass Offs - Due May 18th!

posted Apr 14, 2016, 7:31 AM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated May 2, 2016, 6:27 PM ]

Students may submit recordings to PalmerPantherOrchestra@gmail.com or you may come in before school to complete these if not done in class by May 18th!  
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  • Note Name Drill: Level 4B

Spring Concert For 6th Grade ONLY - Cancelled

posted Mar 26, 2016, 4:25 PM by Susan Goudreau

Due to time constraints & testing we are canceling the Spring Concert for 6th Grade ONLY on April 26th. 

Students will continue to work on skills to learn to play their instrument better. Students should be practicing exercises in their books and preparing for Pass Offs. 

Tuning Pass Off

posted Mar 23, 2016, 7:29 AM by Susan Goudreau

Thursday, March 24th

Be able to tune your instrument with a tuner - IN TUNE (PERFECT GREEN, NO RED IN BETWEEN)

Note Name Assignment

posted Jan 18, 2016, 5:11 PM by Susan Goudreau

Complete Note Name Level 2B by Friday, 1/22 to turn in! Make sure you select "Show Progress Report" to type your name and class to receive your verification code. If you have issues, save the page and bring it in on a USB drive to print off in class. 

Practice Journals

posted Jan 12, 2016, 8:53 AM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 6:49 PM ]

Students should be filling out their Practice Journals everyday in class. These will be checked randomly. Students should be completing the practice reflection column at home explaining how they are achieving the goal of the class each day. 

Pass Offs

posted Dec 9, 2015, 6:14 AM by Susan Goudreau

# 53, 55 are due 12/15! Students may come in before school to play them for me on Mondays and Wednesdays or submit videos to PalmerPantherOrchestra@gmail.com.

Rhythm Counting Quiz

posted Nov 16, 2015, 5:48 PM by Susan Goudreau

Thursday: 11/19

  • Be able to write in the counting for quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, half rests, whole notes, and whole rests. 
  • Be able to draw bar lines to separate measures based on the time signature and write the counting. 
  • Be able to fill in the measures with the missing rhythms to add up to the time signatures. 

Note Name Drill D and A String Notes

posted Sep 27, 2015, 6:56 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Sep 27, 2015, 7:01 PM ]

Complete Note Name Drill# 2A by Friday, 10/2. 

Answer 20 questions with an 90% or higher in order to pass. Print the Page, Type your name, it will create a verification code on the printout. Turn in before or by 10/2. 

Students may access school computers before or after school if they do not have access to the internet at home. My room is available on Monday-Wednesday & Friday mornings, and Monday and Thursday until 5:15 PM. All students that stay after school MUST HAVE A RIDE BY 5:15 PM. 

Orchestra Room Open for Practice

posted Sep 13, 2015, 5:40 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Sep 13, 2015, 5:42 PM ]

The Orchestra Room is open for practice on most mornings beginning at 8:15 AM. Students may practice their instruments during this time. 

This week, the room will be available on Monday and Thursday afternoons until 5:15 PM. 

All students must have a ride at 5:15 PM from school if they practice in the afternoons. 

This week in review:9/8-9/11

posted Sep 13, 2015, 8:06 AM by Susan Goudreau

  1. Review Guitar and Pizzicato Position. Watch the video for proper position from your DVD in your book
  2. Create Flashcards for the following notes: D, E, F#, G, and A. Include on the back your finger     
  3. number, note name, and which string it is located on!
  4. All for Strings Theory Workbook Assignments #18 & 19 need to be completed, as well as #8-14.     theory workbooks will be taken up this week for a grade
  5. Continue working on your Sound Innovations Book exercises # 2 - 17. Remember to say note names, finger numbers, and check posture while playing.

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