Handbell Ensembles

Gary Church offers handbell scholarships

Calling all college-aged handbell ringers - there’s a performance event just for you! Handbell Musicians of America will host its annual “College Ring-In” January 6-8 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The event features rehearsals in preparation for the final concert. Gary Church’s handbell ensembles are offering two $250 scholarships to pay for registration and other expenses. 

To apply for the Gary Church Ring-In scholarship, please fill out the form below by December 1, 2018.

For more information about the 2019 College Ring-In, view handbellmusicians.org

 

Handbell Scholarship

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Good News Ringers


Grades 3–6 – Ms. Nancy Brunner, Director; Ms. Jill Stoffels, Assistant


Learn about ringing hand bells and reading music in this fun class. These young players enrich our worship once every other month.  Contact Nancy Brunner through the Church Office for more information.

Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. in the Bell Room.

Glory Ringers

Grades 7–12 – Ms. Kristin Kalitowski-Kowal, Director; Ms. Jill Stoffels, Assistant

These bell ringers enhance our worship once a month. Contact Kristin Kalitowski-Kowal through the church office to find out more.   

Rehearsals are Sundays at 11:00 a.m., September through May

Altar Bells 


High School to Adult– Sharon Schmidt, Director
This advanced bell ensemble rings once a month and for special performances throughout the musical season. 

Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m., September through May

Sanctuary Ringers 

Adult – Sharon Schmidt, Director
If you are an adult who wishes to share your music talent in worship, consider joining Sanctuary Ringers for our next term. No handbell ringing experience is required, but basic music reading skills are helpful. Contact Sharon Schmidt through the church office for more information.

Rehearsals are Sundays, 10:05–10:50 a.m., September through May, in the Bell Room on the Upper Level.

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