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posted Oct 5, 2016, 7:14 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Oct 5, 2016, 7:14 AM ]
Starting October 9, handbell ringers of all playing levels are invited to get together for a 45-minute rehearsal on Sunday mornings at 10:00
AM down in the Good Shepherd! Anyone between the ages of 8 and 108 is encouraged to join. At this summer’s Vacation Bible School we had a multi-generational experience, with elementary school-aged children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens all performing side by side! Wouldn’t that be great to do with hand chimes?

Becoming a “ringer” develops team work, self-esteem, and provides general music training. However, musical ability is NOT the most important characteristic; a willingness to learn and a commitment to attend regularly is.

But you won’t need to attend every Sunday. After the first Sunday, October 9 meeting, we’re going to divide into two teams; the Blue and the Gold. The Blue team will meet on the 1
st and 3rd Sundays of each month, learning to read simple music; count basic rhythm patterns, and play easier handbell parts. Then eventually, they can “graduate” to the Gold team, which meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month; rehearsing songs, hymns and carols. And if the month has a 5th Sunday in it, we’ll all gather together to ring together!

So if you know anyone who might be interested, send them down to the Good Shepherd Sunday morning, October 9, at 10:00 
AM. Better yet, stay and plan on ringing with them! Bring a friend, or a grandchild! This is something the whole family can do together!