Elementary Handbells is a beginning level class open to students ages 7-11. Handchimes and handbells have a beautiful sound, are easy and fun to play, and are a great tool for learning the techniques of ringing handbells. Students are expected to be able to read and follow directions. Music reading skills and prior musical experience are helpful, but not required for participation. This class is a great way to develop and sharpen music reading skills and musicianship!
Middle Handbells is an intermediate level class open to students ages 11-14 who are able to read music. No prior experience with handbells is needed for participation, but completion of at least one year of Elementary Handbells, band, or orchestra is helpful. Students will learn various basic handbell techniques and rehearse and perform a wide variety of handbell literature at an intermediate level.
Aurora Handbell Choir
Aurora Handbell Choir is our most advanced class and is open to students ages 14-19 who have very strong music reading and rhythmic skills. Prior handbell experience is strongly recommended. Students will develop advanced handbell techniques and rehearse and perform a wide variety of handbell literature at a very advanced level.
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