Committing the Uncommitted

This article written by Michelle Tejada, Area 9 Past Chair After a handbell performance, a woman approaches some ringers and talks to them about their choir. When she expresses an interest in playing handbells, the ringers invite her to the next rehearsal. She...

Do We Love to Play Bells or Not?

This article written by Paula Barnes, Oklahoma Representative Handbell ringers like to play bells; we like the music. So why are bell players so somber and unexpressive when they play? Most will say they are concentrating, but I suggest it is because we do not...

Back to Ringing. Back to Smiling.

This article was written by Patty Highland, Area 9 Secretary Back to Ringing As we approach the end of summer, many of us anticipate with great joy the return to our musical ensembles and to ringing handbells again. I appreciate a summer break, but I always look...