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Musical Performance Assessment

Musical Performance Assessment

At a Commissioner’s discretion a successful assessment can be granted and the performance will be deemed to be public performance ready.

The assessment checklist has three levels, and a musical performance which is successful will be given one of the three endorsements below:

  1. public performance ready
  2.  public performance ready with elements of best practice
  3. for national event consideration

All successfully assessed performances are deemed to be public performance ready. Other endorsements indicate that a performing group may be more suitable to represent The Scout Association, but  only being ‘public performance ready’ does not exclude groups from being considered. The best practice column allows assessors to acknowledge higher achievement in certain areas of a performance.

If a group does not use one of the below (for example presentation) then it can still be successfully assessed, with a restriction placed on it. If the show then decides to use that element of performance it would need to be reassessed to include that element.

The following elements of the assessment checklist must be passed and cannot be issued as restrictions as they relate to the safety and well-being of young people: Reportoire, Membership, Overall Performance, Wellbeing of Young People.

Performances can only be assessed for categories relevant to them, and therefore an assessor’s feedback should be constructive and focus equally on the positives, and areas of development, for a musical performance. Where an assessment is unsuccessful the assessor must:

  • Be clear on how the musical performance can meet the below criteria
  • Support the musical performance in meeting the below criteria
  • Immediately report any concerns about the safety of young people both to the Leader in charge of the performance (as appropriate) and the relevant Commissioner.
  • Take into consideration the age, maturity, and ability of the young people performing.

Download the Musical Performance Assessment Checklist here.

Download the Application for Musical Performance Assessment form here. (DOC)

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Download a suggested Musical Performance assessment report here. (DOC)

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