Handbells

The church has a 3 octave set of Malmark English handbells purchased in 1987 with fundraisers including a newspaper drive and a pig roast.  In 2016 they were refurbished by the manufacturer.  Initially the church had a regular handbell choir of more than a dozen ringers.  Eventually the bells went into storage for a while, but were brought out again in 2001 to play for Christmas and Easter seasons.  Currently there is not a full handbell choir so the bells are played by ensembles and soloists with piano accompaniment.  Practice times vary depending on when ringers are available, and usually just a few weeks ahead of an event when they will be played.
     We are always interested in having more people to ring our handbells.  It is not necessary to be able to read music, but a good sense of rhythm is helpful, along with willingness to commit to regular practices.  Contact the music director or handbell director if you would like to inquire about ringing.