It’s a Celebration! Having just returned from the National Seminar in Rochester, New York, I am continually amazed at how much our organization a) unites people through music, b) touches people’s lives, c) pushes the envelope in creativity, and d) is dedicated to encouraging and developing our future.
A Place for Every Tool and Every Tool in Its Place I’ve been involved in a number of handbell ensembles across a number of states over the years. Everyone has a different method of storage for the plethora of goodies that go along with the basic handbell instrument. Recently, I got tired of lugging around the cumbersome, oversized plastic tub with wheels in and out of [...]
If Not Me, then Who? As I listened to all the exciting upcoming events Jenny described at the National Seminar opening banquet, I found myself mentally reviewing my personal calendar and thinking about which events I could attend and which ones I couldn’t.
International Symposium 2016 The 17th International Handbell Symposium just finished in Vancouver, Canada. Over 750 handbell musicians from around the world gathered there to unite across the boundaries of nationality and language through the music of handbells.
Whatever You Are, Be a Good One I love a good quote. I love to collect quotes and post them in meaningful, strategic places in my office and around my home. I am drawn to quotes that urge me to be better than I am or to be more mindful of how I interact with others; to be more passionate and more [...]
The Thing about Handbells Ever since sustaining an injury five years ago, I have had a particular kind of neck pain flare up anytime I would drive a long distance, sit in a side section of a theater where I would have to look to one side for a period of time, or ring handbells.