Ringing handbells is a unique experience and many ringing fanatics (and I do mean "fanatics") are almost always addicted to it! Ringing handbells is a real team sport---- each person rings one or a few bells that fit into the total musical soundscape-- bell ringing requires from each person a team spirit and an awareness of not only one's own part, but how one's part fits into the whole.
Ringing bells doesn’t require music reading, but it does require counting, and each bell rehearsal includes guided practice in that skill. It is possible to learn to read music--- it is not an inborn thing, so don't despair. It takes work, but it can be done. (Some of our bell choirs have specific minimum music-reading requirements.)
So, for an incomparable experience, explore the possibility of Ringing Handbells.
5 octaves of Schulmerich English Handbells
3 octaves of Malmark handchimes
COME RING WITH US!
Rehearsals, Tuesdays, 6:00pm
Meets in Education Building, Room B205