6th Grade Orchestra


Time to LEVEL UP!

posted Apr 10, 2017, 5:56 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 6:31 PM ]

All students should be past Level 2 and almost done with Level 3. Level Up to get to the next round! Where will you end up at the end of the year???

Level 2:
Sound Innovations, # 32, 39, 41

Level 3: 
Sound Innovations, #44, 49, 55, 57

Level 4:
Sound Innovations, #98, 99, 109, 114

Level 5: 
Sound Innovations, #127, 128, 129, 134, 139

Level 6:
Sound Innovations, #144, 153, 154, 166

Mastery LEVEL:
Sound Innovations, #169, 180, 181, 185

Note Name Assignment

posted Mar 29, 2017, 8:55 AM by Susan Goudreau

Complete the note name assignment. All exercises need to have 20 notes completed, with a 90% or higher!


Violin Level 1



Ninja Pass Off Level 2

posted Oct 24, 2016, 1:33 PM by Susan Goudreau

Level 2 Ninja Pass Offs!
Complete Level 1 and proceed to Level 2!

Pass Offs: Level 1

posted Oct 16, 2016, 4:05 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Oct 16, 2016, 4:07 PM ]

Due: Oct. 31 or EARLIER



LEVEL 1: Pass off NINJA!!!!

Complete Pass offs by:

  • Playing them in class & being prepared when called upon
  • Come in Monday & Wednesday before school to play for Mrs. Goudreau
  • Send Videos to PalmerPantherOrchestra@gmail.com

Hot Seat!

posted Oct 3, 2016, 6:46 PM by Susan Goudreau

Want to be a leader in class! Get a jump start and begin completing your pass offs! Show outstanding musicianship and leadership in the class! The first pass offs are coming up soon!

#17 Starts Friday in class! Come in early to get ahead of the other students and maybe a HOT SEAT!!!!


Bow License

posted Oct 3, 2016, 6:43 PM by Susan Goudreau

Pass offs begin this Friday! Come in to practice to get your Bow License Faster! :) 

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


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.

Remember:
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




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