Chancel Bells

For adults and youth grades 7 and up


The Chancel Bells ring 4-6 times a year, as well as occassionally accompanying the Chancel choir.  The basic ability to read music and some experience or training in music is necessary.  Experience could be in a band, orchestra or singing in a choir. (Note: the experience does not need to be recent, you would be surprised how quickly your musical skills will return!) 


The group meets several times to rehearse before a scheduled performance, begninning about a month ahead of time.  There are no regualar rehearsal days, but a schedule will be given during the first practice for each performance.  Since each ringer is a 'soloist' - meaing each ringer plays a specific part which is not duplicated - it is very helpful if each ringer is willing to be flexible in scheduling rehearsals.  There are very few handbell substitutes and when a part is missing, it is very difficult for the remaining ringers to rehearse.


No experience ringing handbells?  Don't worry - Jim Gleason will happily teach that in rehearsal!








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