Basics for Workable Rehearsals This month we’ll discuss some of the most basic aspects of rehearsals. In a later issue, we’ll address the musical aspects of rehearsal, but for now we’ll address the more physical and logistical details. We want to thank this issue’s contributors: Griff Gall, Carol Scheel, Sherri Stoffer, and Ann Wood. Griff and Sherri speak as [...]
College Ring-In Young handbell musicians gather for the Guild's first event for college-age ringers
Annual State of the Guild Report In the January/February 2015 issue of Overtones, I presented the first State of the Guild report since becoming Executive Director in 2006. In that report, I provided a financial report for the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2014 (FY2014), and attempted to explain the various revenue and expense categories of the report.
The ‘Community’ Part of the Handbell Community For those of us who don’t have a commitment to perform at one church service a month, this season can be a time to relax after the chaos of the winter holidays. Personally, my calendar has gone from handbell events every weekend to a few months of mostly free weekends. In fact, I only had [...]
From the President's Pen
C’mon In, the Water’s Fine A great line from the movie Brother, Where Art Thou, “C’mon in, the water’s fine,” reminds us that we can sit by and watch others take risks, or we can jump in and join the action. Handbell Musicians of America is an organization that says, “the water’s fine, jump in and see!”
A Great Time to Join in the Fun In our various columns over the last year, as well as in E-Notes, on Facebook, and at events, we’ve been telling you that now is a great time to be a member of the Guild. With new member resources in recent years, such as Handbell Musician Certification, MemberNotes, and MemberChats, the Guild is as hard [...]