6th Grade Orchestra

Fall Concert

posted Oct 16, 2017, 1:39 PM by Susan Goudreau

When: Wednesday, Nov. 1st
Where: Palmer Middle School 
Time: 7 PM
Warm-up Time: 6 PM

Students should arrive to school at 6 PM to get tuned and warm-up prior to the concert at 7 PM. Students should be wearing their Orchestra Polo Shirt, Black pants, & black shoes. Both classes will perform together as the 6th grade orchestra!!! 

Students should be practicing exercises from their book & bow exercises.  

If your child has not paid for a shirt yet, please send $20 with them so they may get their shirt. Or make checks payable to Palmer Middle School. 

Pass off Level 2

posted Oct 13, 2017, 8:27 AM by Susan Goudreau

#32, 41, 44, 49

For those students who have passed level 1, proceed to level 2!!! 
You must have your bow license to play the last two exercises! 

Bowing Straight

posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:29 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 10:02 AM by Susan Goudreau ]

Practice your Bow Rhythms Worksheet. Remember your Speed Limit per rhythm. 

50 mph: Quarter Note
25 mph: Half Note
5 Miles Per Hour: Whole Note

Pass off this Friday, 10/16


  • Perpendicular stick to strings
  • Bow kept straight the entire time
  • LLAMA is correct (curve pinky, bend thumb)
  • No angles or rolling of the stick

Pass off Ninja Level 1

posted Oct 1, 2017, 5:21 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 6:38 PM by Susan Goudreau ]

Level 1: Complete these pass offs in front of Mrs. Goudreau to receive your sticker to move to the next level. 

#17, #28, #31

How to Take Pass offs:

  • Play in class
  • Come in before school on Wednesday or Friday 
  • Send Video Recordings to PalmerPantherOrchestra@gmail.com

Learn the A String Notes

posted Oct 1, 2017, 5:13 PM by Susan Goudreau

Review this video as many times as needed to learn your A string notes & finger patterns. 

Create a Llama/Bunny

posted Oct 1, 2017, 5:06 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Oct 1, 2017, 5:16 PM by Susan Goudreau ]

Use this video to help you create a Llama or Bunny with your right hand and your straw. 

Llama Pass off this Friday, 10/6!!! 

Note Name Assignment

posted Sep 18, 2017, 5:24 AM by Susan Goudreau

Complete the note name assignment for your instrument. You must have a 90% or above to go to the next level.

Pass Off

posted Sep 16, 2017, 5:19 PM by Susan Goudreau

Wednesday, 9/20

Be able to demonstrate each position: Rest, Ready, Playing (the new way with the left hand in position), & Pizzicato Positions. 

Learning the D String Notes

posted Sep 16, 2017, 5:18 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Sep 16, 2017, 5:28 PM ]

Review this video as much as you need to when studying the notes on the D String. 

Note Identification Quiz: Wednesday, 9/20. Know the note names, finger numbers, & string that it is located on. 

Learning the Open Strings & Ant Song Assignment

posted Aug 28, 2017, 8:54 AM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 8:56 AM ]

Ant Song

Watch the video to Review your open strings & where to locate them. 

Then, using PIZZICATO position, pluck your Ant Song with good playing position! 

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