mvrMerrimack Valley Ringers presents
3rd Annual Ringing Skills Workshop

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Southwick Congregational Church, Southwick, MA
Workshop – $10 per person
Dinner – $5 per person
Concert – Free


Dear Handbell Directors and Ringers,

Merrimack Valley Ringers (MVR) is pleased to present a Ringing Skills Workshop, where participants can enjoy a fun-filled day of classes, food, friends and great music.

There are several options from which to choose, starting with classes taught by some of MVR’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable handbell artists.  Participants can attend up to four classes throughout the day, with at least four different topics offered during each session, including: beginning ringing, intermediate ringing, treble bell techniques, bass bells, ensemble ringing, beginning solo ringing, bell trees, and handchimes.  Our goal is to help improve ringing skills, boost performance confidence, and encourage looking at this unique instrument in new ways.

After the workshop, participants can enjoy a dinner prepared by the Southwick Congregational Handbell Choir and MVR. Get to know other ringers from throughout the region and share stories about your ringing experiences. After dinner, enjoy a free concert presented by the “Always Different, Always Fun” Merrimack Valley Ringers.

 Tentative Schedule

12:00pm Registration
12:30pm First class
1:30pm   Second class
2:30pm   Break for a snack
3:00pm  Third class
4:00pm  Fourth class
5:00pm  Open rehearsal
5:30pm   Dinner.  Optional, $5 per person
7:00pm   Merrimack Valley Ringers Concert


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lynn Masson, [email protected].  To register, click the link above, or go to the MVR website at and click on the “Workshop” link at the top of the home page. We look forward to ringing with you!