BCGEHR On-line Workshop: Back to Bells

Saturday, September 18, 2021  *  9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost:  Free

It is our pleasure to announce that the BC Guild of English Handbell Ringers is offering a free on-line workshop to help handbell choirs start ringing again following a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Back to Bells is open to both Guild members and non-members alike and is available at no cost.  There is limited capacity of 95 spots via Zoom so register here today.


WELCOME                    9:00 am to 9:10 am                   President: John Whitehead

Welcome, Traditional Territory Acknowledgement


BACK TO BASICS           9:10 am to 10:10 am                 Clinician: Tim Waugh

Refresh your techniques before resuming ringing after a very long break.

Tim will help us get back to comfortable ringing by demonstrating a variety of warm-up and stretching exercises.  Then we will review bell-ringing techniques – ringing, damping, malleting, etc. – as well as counting tempos and marking music.

This workshop will prepare ringers for a new season of making joyful music together. There will be a brief Q&A session at the end.


BCGEHR                        10:10 am to 10:20 am               Membership Secretary: Linda Sears

Linda to remind participants about renewing memberships and/or joining the Guild.


BREAK                          10:20 am to 10:30 am


HMC                             10:30 am to 10:40 am               Chair: Ellen Ramsay

Handbell Musicians of Canada Board Chair will provide a brief update on activities and information on benefits of membership.


SPRING RING 2022        10:40 am to 11:45 am               Coordinators: Cara Beirnes, Anne Hill

                                                Conductors: Christie Noseworthy, Ellie Hodder


Spring Ring Coordinators will provide a brief summary of the scheduled Spring Ring events, along with registration and accommodation information. The music will be what was chosen for Spring Ring 2020.  The Conductors will give some information for preparation of Spring Ring 2022 music.

Click here to see the list of the pieces. There will be a brief Q&A session at the end.


CLOSE                           11:45 am to 12:00 pm               President: John Whitehead

Closing of the workshop and expressions of appreciation.