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Looking to the Next Chapter
AGEHR Publishing Music Editor Dr. John Behnke to Retire

Many in the handbell community recognize the name Dr. John A. Behnke, whether on the cover of one or more handbell, organ, or choral pieces, or by having worked with him as a composer or arranger, directed by him at a handbell festival, or chatted with him at the AGEHR Publishing booth at National Seminar [...]

 

Working with Dr. John Behnke
Honoring a Working Friendship

 

Meet Me in St. Louis!
Meet us at National Seminar this Summer

 

2018 Highlights
Annual State of the Guild Report

 

What’s in a (Bell) Year?
Bells Throughout the Year

 

Getting Down to Business
The Business Behind the Music

If you’re in a community handbell ensemble, it’s because you want to make music. However, you quickly learn that there’s more to operating a sustainable organization than rehearsing and performing. One must balance the checkbook, apply for grants, store and reference meeting minutes, stockpile photos and videos, create promotional materials, seek and track contributions from [...]

 

Stringing Them Up
Bell Trees for Beginners

Once your ringers are on their way to mastering basic ringing skills, consider offering your more advanced ringers a fresh new experience to keep them interested and challenged: bell trees. You can give them an easy bell tree solo such as doubling a melody line or a C instrument part. It makes good use of [...]

 

Building Closer Bonds
How Handbell Ensembles Become Stronger Teams

Anyone who has rung bells for any length of time knows that it’s a team sport. Obviously this is true in the making of music as an ensemble, but it goes deeper than that. As groups pray together, eat together, laugh together, share funny experiences, and shed tears together, they become closer, and one could [...]

 

Playing Accompaniment Chords for “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”
Chord Chart and Bell Tree Duo/Trio

Chord Chart and Bell Tree Duo/Trio

 

Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow
From Chime In: Songs of Praise