A Message from the National Seminar Planning Committee

Greetings friends, These uncertain times have been difficult for all our members. However, they have also encouraged creativity, leading us all to try new things and find new ways to connect, hold rehearsals, perform, and communicate with our fellow handbell...
Home Alone…with Bells

Home Alone…with Bells

by Kathleen Wissinger Ringers around the world are rising to the challenge in this momentous time to prove that, indeed, handbell ringers are flexible: creating new ways to teach, ring, interact, and even perform while side-by-side ringing is on hiatus. Here are a few...

Assembling Multi-Track Videos with Acapella

By Mitchell Eithun & Sandra Eithun Like many performance organizations, handbell ensembles have canceled rehearsals and performances during the pandemic. In order to simulate a larger ensemble, we have been recording multi-track handbell videos using a mobile app...

Aloha, Handbells!

Challenges of Maintaining a Handbell Program in an Isolated Area by Becky Yoza Becky is co-founder of Honolulu Bronze, a community-based handbell ensemble. She started ringing at age five and has rung in church groups in five states as well as several non-profit,...

Origin Stories

Coordinated by Stephanie Wiltse Most handbell musicians didn’t originally start out to be handbell ringers or directors. It’s always interesting to hear the path that led people to the art of handbells. We asked some handbell musicians to share their stories. Some...