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If you have played bells before or always wanted to...please join us.
If you read music or have always wanted to learn...please join us.
If you would like to have fun learning/practicing a skill...please join us.
If you would like to meet new people...please join us.
If you would like to create beautiful music...please join us.

We have 4 octaves of Hand Bells (not chimes) that are ready to be used and enjoyed. We plan to practice twice a month and if/when a consistent group develops...we will find opportunities for performing (no pressure though).

Upcoming events (5)

Community Bell Choir

4950 W Pratt Ave

Ring them bells! All are welcome to this free event! This MeetUp welcomes beginners and newcomers, with no musical experience required — And those that have played bells/or other musical instruments in the past. Listeners are always welcome too! After a quick review/lesson for new-folks, we will play from a few simple lesson books & then rehearse some arrangements for handbells. There will be a break for socializing as well. About Handbell Choirs: A handbell choir or ensemble is a group that rings recognizable music with melodies and harmony. The bells generally include all notes of the chromatic scale within the range of the set. While a smaller group uses only 25 bells (two octaves, G4–G6), the sets are often larger, ranging up to an eight-octave set (97 bells, C1–C9). The bells are typically arranged chromatically on foam-covered tables; these tables protect the bronze surface of the bell, as well as keep the bells from rolling when placed on their sides. Unlike an orchestra or choir in which each musician is responsible for one line of the texture, a handbell ensemble acts as one instrument, with each musician responsible for particular notes, sounding his or her assigned bells whenever those notes appear in the music. Maybe we can play Disney (but not the pink dresses): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDDFAb1899w I don't think we'll be this big: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLMhYmffAIw I think we will stand still: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XymReAoSh6M&t=352s No one is expected to play 8 bells (at first LOL): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b0fkfO_bvs I guess Simon doesn't like it (oh well): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9enDtpGUDFc

Community Bell Choir

4950 W Pratt Ave

Ring them bells! All are welcome to this free event! This MeetUp welcomes beginners and newcomers, with no musical experience required — And those that have played bells/or other musical instruments in the past. Listeners are always welcome too! After a quick review/lesson for new-folks, we will play from a few simple lesson books & then rehearse some arrangements for handbells. There will be a break for socializing as well. About Handbell Choirs: A handbell choir or ensemble is a group that rings recognizable music with melodies and harmony. The bells generally include all notes of the chromatic scale within the range of the set. While a smaller group uses only 25 bells (two octaves, G4–G6), the sets are often larger, ranging up to an eight-octave set (97 bells, C1–C9). The bells are typically arranged chromatically on foam-covered tables; these tables protect the bronze surface of the bell, as well as keep the bells from rolling when placed on their sides. Unlike an orchestra or choir in which each musician is responsible for one line of the texture, a handbell ensemble acts as one instrument, with each musician responsible for particular notes, sounding his or her assigned bells whenever those notes appear in the music. Maybe we can play Disney (but not the pink dresses): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDDFAb1899w I don't think we'll be this big: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLMhYmffAIw I think we will stand still: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XymReAoSh6M&t=352s No one is expected to play 8 bells (at first LOL): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b0fkfO_bvs I guess Simon doesn't like it (oh well): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9enDtpGUDFc

Community Bell Choir

4950 W Pratt Ave

Ring them bells! All are welcome to this free event! WE WILL BEGIN TO PREPARE FOR OUR FIRST PERFORMANCE (scheduled for Sunday morning: August 25th, 2019) This MeetUp welcomes beginners and newcomers, with no musical experience required — And those that have played bells/or other musical instruments in the past. Listeners are always welcome too! After a quick review/lesson for new-folks, we will assign specific bells and rehearse 2-3 easy/medium arrangements. There will be a break for socializing as well.

Community Bell Choir

4950 W Pratt Ave

Ring them bells! All are welcome to this free event! WE WILL CONTINUE TO PREPARE FOR OUR FIRST PERFORMANCE (scheduled for Sunday morning: August 25th, 2019) This MeetUp welcomes beginners and newcomers, with no musical experience required — And those that have played bells/or other musical instruments in the past. Listeners are always welcome too! After a quick review/lesson for new-folks, we will assign specific bells and rehearse 2-3 easy/medium arrangements. There will be a break for socializing as well.

Past events (6)

Community Bell Choir

4950 W Pratt Ave

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