Spotlight: Bronze Ambassadors at the Big E!

The Bronze Ambassadors of the United Christian Academy in Newport, VT will represent the state of Vermont on Vermont Day at the Big E, September 24. They will be playing two concerts, one at 1:00 and the other at 3:00 on the Storrowtown Tavern green. They will be...

In the Spotlight: Ed Henderson on “A Unique Instrument”

[This article has been reposted from the Lowell Sun.  See the original article for an additional video.] TEWKSBURY — It started when his parents put him in the handbell-ringing choir at his church in Newton. “They needed to have something for this crazy...

In the Spotlight: Karen Leonard, Ed Henderson for MA Spring Ring

MASSACHUSETTS SPRING RING CELEBRATES 30 YEARS We all know that handbells in the US began right here in Boston in the early 1900’s when Margaret Shurcliff received a set of English handbells and started a choir on Beacon Hill.  This grew into the New England Guild of...

Spotlight on Penobscot Bay Ringers

Penobscot Bay Ringers commissions work in honor of group co-founder, Leigh Smith written by Amy Rollins Penobscot Bay Ringers, a community handbell choir based in Camden, Maine, recently commissioned a new handbell arrangement, entitled Ringing in the Season, in honor...

Monthly Spotlight: Leah and Donnie in Essex CT

Leah and Donnie had been friends for years but it took them until second semester of their senior year in high school to discover they both played handbells at their respective churches.  Upon this revelation, they decided they wanted to play a duet together and they...

Monthly Group Spotlight: Wesley Ringers

We are the Wesley Ringers from the Simbury United Methodist Church in Simsbury, CT. We are comprised of 6th – 11th grade students and an adult assistant.  Unlike adult groups, children and youth music groups change every year.  Children grow into teenagers and...