• Mrs. Gullotta and the Garden City
    High School Orchestra

  • Mrs. Gullotta offers extra help after school on Thursday
    gullottam@gcufsd.net

    Sign up for Remind 101: 540-579-7748 @mrsgullot
  • Grading Policy
    Grading in High School Orchestra is determined as follows:

    Quarter 1: Three playing exams worth 20 points each, Participation/Lessons grade worth 40 points. The lesson component of the participation grade is worth 15 points: 5 points each for the required three lessons per quarter.

    Quarter 2: Two to three playing exams worth 20 points each. Participation/Lessons grade worth 40 points. The required three lessons per quarter apply at 5 points each.

    Quarter 3: Depending on the progress of the group, two or three playing exams worth 20 points each, Participation/Lessons grade worth 40 points. The lesson component of the participation grade is worth 15 points: 5 points each for the required three lessons per quarter.

    Quarter 4: Two to three playing exams worth 20 points each. Participation/Lessons grade worth 40 points. The required three lessons per quarter apply at 5 points each.


    Playing exams are based on a rubric that assesses intonation, rhythm, tempo, expression and tone.

    The participation grade, in addition to lessons, is determined by the student's performance in class, willingness to contribute and answer questions regarding the music, punctuality, behavior,attentiveness and attitude.