Handbells

Friday 09:30 to 12:30

Colman Redland Centre

The R&R Handbell Group was formed at the beginning of 2016, and has developed into an extremely enthusiastic, friendly and moderately-competent team of 16 ringers.
Its repetoire consists mainly of well-known popular, classical or folk tunes, which are played on one and half octaves (12 bells + accidentals)- but hopes to expand in both musical range and number of ringers required, progressively over time.
Vacancies occur occasionally. No previous experience is required but the ability to read music (however elementary) is necessary, as is attendance as regularly as possible-as is obviously needed for team effort. There is a termly charge to cover purchases and room hire.

Willing group members perform occasionally in care-homes and local clubs supporting elderly/disadvantaged people. At these, the audience is usually offered the opportunity to "have a go " using small, coloured (but perfectly tuned) bells. These outings have proved most worthwhile and hugely enjoyable to all participants.
The group enjoys membership of "Handbell Ringers of Great Britain" (HRGB), SE Region, which stages an annual Bell Orchestra every May, nearby at Harlquin, Reigate.

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