GRADING POLICIES FOR UDHS ORCHESTRA
Students will receive orchestra grades based upon the grading system outlined below for each individual quarter.

1st quarter
class participation 20%
class performance 20%
work habits 20%
performance quiz 10%
performance exam 30%
TOTAL 100%

2nd & 4th quarters
class participation 10%
class performance 10%
work habits 10%
terms exam 10%
evening rehearsal (1) 11/21/17 & 3/20/18 10%
evening rehearsal (2) 11/29/17 & 4/30/18 10%
evening rehearsal (3) 12/5/17 & 5/8/18 10%
Concerts (winter 12/7/17 & spring 5/10/18) 30%
TOTAL 100%

3rd quarter
class participation 15%
class performance 15%
work habits 15%
SOFA concert 3/6/18 10%
performance quiz 10%
performance exam 30%
TOTAL 100%

There will be some orchestra enhancement classes which will be pre-assigned to orchestra students by Mrs. Herrmann for the purpose of rehearsals for concerts.


The performance exam for the 1st quarter will occur individually for students during the classes from October 16th to October 31st 2017. See calendar for performance quiz in class.


The terms exam for the 2nd quarter will occur in classes the week of January 8th 2018.

The performance exam for the 3rd quarter will occur individually for students during the classes from March 5th to March 23rd 2018. See calendar for performance quiz in class.


The terms exam for the 4th quarter will occur in classes on May 18th to 25th 2018.


Extra credit points can be awarded for participation in MCHSO, PMEA Orchestras, and attendance at specially scheduled after school orchestra events.

All evening rehearsals and the concerts are listed on the UDHS Orchestra calendar of events for 2017-18. An excused absence from an evening rehearsal or concert is only one of the following: extreme illness, serious family crisis, or UDHS sports match that has been rescheduled for that evening. The student and/or parent are to notify Mrs. Herrmann via voice-mail at least four hours in advance of the rehearsal or concert, when illness or an unfortunate family event adversely affects the student’s attendance. A written and signed note from the parent verifying this excused absence is to be sent to Mrs. Herrmann by the next meeting of orchestra class. As for a sport match, a written and signed note from the coach is required three days prior to the date of the excused absence--AND this is only for rehearsals, not concerts.
  • If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Mrs. Herrmann at UDHS
Voicemail—215-643-8900 ext. 2061 or email **vherrman@udsd.org**