Heard from the Trenches

What is the biggest issue facing your handbell ministry? by Sondra Tucker Crowdsourcing on a topic is a good way to both identify common issues and brainstorm solutions to those problems. Unless you work in a paradise where everyone gets along all the time, money and...

Avoiding Directing Traps

Or more foolish, haphazard, lazy, and scatterbrained traps by Matthew Prins A couple of years back, I wrote an article for Overtones, an article that enumerated all the foolish, haphazard, lazy, and scatterbrained traps that I get caught in while directing my...

A Fresh Take

Teen choir combines handbells, youth, and a praise team by Joy Toll-Chandler Once upon a time there was a youth pastor and a music director. They wanted to bring together the teen handbell choir and the church’s contemporary praise team—but how should they do it? They...

Finding New Opportunities

Utilizing Handbells in Various Components of Catholic Worship by Lindsey Horty To some handbell musicians, the Catholic mass is the type of worship they are most familiar with, while to other handbell musicians it seems completely foreign. As complex as it may appear...

Sharing a Legacy

Handbells at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church by Martha Alford and Christine Anderson Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (CRPC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a place where music has mattered a great deal over the fifty-plus years of its existence. It is one of the...