Stepping In and Stepping Up

Using subs and integrating new permanent ringers by Josh Fitzgerald I was recently at the Area Leadership Meeting in Cincinnati. Having been to the meeting several times in the past, I always enjoy seeing familiar faces and learning about new Guild initiatives and...

Playing It Again…

…and again, and again by Peter de Reyna Whether you are a member of Bruno Mars’ touring band, a student at a music school, or a bell ringer playing for a choir every week, playing the same music over and over can be tiring. Although we all strive to keep things...

Paying it Forward

Community ensembles use festival to place handchimes in Boston schools by Griff Gall In the Boston area, handbell musicians and fans reserve the third Tuesday in May for the annual Boston Handbell Festival. Why this day? For twenty-five years, the Perkins Handbell...

Transition of Leadership

The Houston Bronze Experience weathering eight directors in 25 years by Ben Harris, Lorna Noack, and Linda Ellison   During the Pinnacle event in Dallas, we were approached with this question: “Well, it looks like Houston Bronze wins the prize for having the most...

Our Future in the Present

Recruiting younger ringers by Brian Seemann Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be at the first ever College Ring-In; the first national event designed specifically for college-aged handbell musicians. Leading up to the Ring-In, I was very excited and eager to...