7th and 8th Grade Handbells

Participation in all events is mandatory.  Please put these dates on your calendar.

As dates are added, I will update this page

-Monday, December 16, 2019 Christmas Concert 7 p.m.

-Friday, February 28, 2020 Music Festival trip to St. Luke’s, Oviedo, FL **We will need parent drivers

-Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ 8 a.m. Sunday Church Service—celebration of NLSW

-Friday, March 6, 2020 Grandparents Day Chapel 10 a.m.

-Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Spring Concert @ 7 p.m.



Handbell Rules and Expectations

In order for us to have a quality ensemble, it will be necessary for certain rules and expectations to be established.  Our goal is to grow not only as musicians, but also as Christian young people.  Ensemble rules are as follows:

  1. Enter and leave with a good attitude.
  2. Respect for the directors and each member of the group is expected at all times.
  3. Handle and play bells carefully.  Replacement cost for our set is in excess of $10,000!
  4. Active participation in all rehearsals and performances is a MUST.  This includes set-up and break-down.

**For handbells, I cannot stress attendance enough.  Each child is assigned 2-4 unique notes.  There is no duplication from other students.  If a child is absent, then the music is extremely compromised by missing bells.

***If you cannot be present for a performance, the director must be notified in writing no later than two weeks in advance, and will be excused on a case-by-case basis.

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Music Classes at Grace

Students at Grace in our PreK-6th grade participate in general music classes twice a week. These activity-based clases  incorporate singing, dancing, and playing instruments.  Even our youngest students play unpitched percussion, Orff xylophones and metalophones, use scarves, hoola hoops, Boomwhackers and chimes. By using a collaborative approach with classroom teachers, students can reinforce concepts from math, language, history, religion, and literature. 

4th and 5th graders participate in Recorder Karate, earning belts for their recorders as they advance in their skills in reading music and playing.  Our 6th grade students continue to grow in music reading by learning to play the ukulele.

Students also particiapte in multiple performances throughout the year, including 7th and 8th grade handbell choir and a vocal choir, festival competitions, Christmas programs, and serve in the community by singing at nursing homes and the airport.