Handbell Choir
1663

Updated May 2009

Month

Standards (include state core numbers)

Learning Activities

Assessment

August-Setember

Fall Concert Music

Rhythm review

Basic Ringing techniques

Use and care of the bells

Successfully ring alone and with ensemble

Basic rhythm proficiency

Basic ringing techniques

    Body and hand position

Class participation

Individual and group testing

Recording

Self Evaluation

Group and individual testing

October

Fall Concert Music

Basic Ringing techniques

Use and care of Bells

Performance etiquette on stage and in the audience

Build on basic ringing techniques

Unison ensemble rhythm proficiency

Group performance skills

Listening

Daily class participation

Individual and Group testing

Recording

Self-Evaluation

Administrative assessment

Term one concert Attendance is due.

November

Festive and holiday literature

Moderate to early advanced ringing techniques

Basic to Medium difficult literature

Successfully use a variety of ringing techniques

Refined ensemble and individual rhythm

Listening

           

Daily class participation

Individual and group testing

Recording

Written and verbal self evaluation

 

December

Festive and holiday literature

Rhythm – Level I – III

Bell Techniques Level I - III

Concert protocol

Timely care and maintenance of bells

Performance Skills

Bell care and Transport

Teamwork

Punctuality

           

Performances

Daily participation

Recording

Self evaluation

 

January

Festival Literature

Literature for spring Ring

Techniques and literature levels III – V

Ringing in a variety of positions

Advanced rhythm and ringing skills

Listening

Multiple Bell Skills

Intermediate to difficult rhythms

Moderate to advanced Techniques

           

Daily Class Participation

Individual and group Testing

Individual and Small group

Self evaluation and processing.

February

Festival Literature

Literature for spring Ring

Techniques and literature levels III – V

Ringing in a variety of positions

Advanced rhythm and ringing skills

Performing undirected

Listening

Multiple Bell Skills

Intermediate to difficult rhythms

Moderate to advanced Techniques

Ensemble skills

           

Daily Class Participation

Individual and group testing

Self assessment

Adjudication

March

Festival literature

Year End Selections

Advanced rhythm and ensemble techniques

           

Listening

Ensemble Skills

Advanced rhythm and ringing techniques

Reading in a variety of positions  within the ensemble

Spring Ring participation and performance

Festival adjudication

Recording

Self Assessment

Administrative assessment

April

Festival literature

Year End Selections

Advanced rhythm and ensemble techniques

Small ensemble work

Listening

Ensemble Skills

Advanced rhythm and ringing techniques

Reading in a variety of positions  within the ensemble

State festival performance and Adjudication

Community performances

Recording

Self Assessment

May-June

Spring Literature

Year End Selections

Advanced rhythm and ensemble techniques

Small ensemble work

Ensemble Skills

Advanced rhythm and ringing techniques

Reading in a variety of positions  within the ensemble

Listening

           

Individual, small ensemble and group performance

Recording

Self Assessment