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JuBELLation, the adult handbell choir of the First United Methodist Church in San Jose, CA is looking for one or two experienced ringers for the Fall/Christmas season. We rehearse every Thursday night 7-9 pm and ring in our Sunday service once each month. We are a fun loving, bell loving, serious group who needs you! We invite you to join us. Email Darlene Woodburn at darlenewoodburn@hotmail.com for more information.

Posted 8-2-2017

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Los Altos United Methodist Church in Long Beach, CA is looking for ringers to join our Carillon Ringers Bell Choir. Los Altos UMC rings on 5 Octaves of handbells and 5 Octaves of handchimes. Weekly Monday evening rehearsals are 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM beginning September 18, 2017. Carillon Ringers participate in one or two worship services each month October through June ringing both traditional and contemporary styles of music. We also ring in occasional concerts and special services. Previous handbell experience is a plus but not required. Contact us at laumchandbells@gmail.com, all are welcome!

Posted 7-29-2017

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St Peter’s by the Sea Presbyterian Church in beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes, CA is looking for ringers to join the Ringers by the Sea Bell Choir who ring on 5 octaves of handbells and 3 octaves of handchimes. Tuesday evening rehearsals are 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM and will resume on September 5, 2017. Ringers by the Sea participate in one worship service each month, Christmas and Spring Concerts, and occasional special services. Beginning Bells class is currently being offered Tuesdays at 7:00 PM July 25 – Aug 29, 2017. All are welcome! Contact Debbie Shaw at debbie@spbts.org for more information.

Posted 7-29-2017

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RiverBells Sacramento will be holding open auditions for its 2017-2018 season on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7:30pm in the rehearsal room at Prince of Peace Community Church, 7501 Franklin Boulevard (west of CA-99 between Florin and Mack Roads). For more information about RiverBells, visit our website at www.riverbells.org. For information about us or about the auditions, contact us through our website or email our director, Paul W. Allen at pwallen@riverbells.org.

Posted 7-28-2017

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Velocity Handbell Ensemble, a community handbell ensemble based in the San Francisco Bay Area, will hold its annual auditions for advanced ringers on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

Velocity auditions for new ringers each summer and is looking to expand its membership by two to three ringers. The recently formed full choir currently performs as a professional ensemble for hire, and plans to become a mentor ensemble to Bay Area youth groups. The group rehearses a minimum of one Saturday a month (for approximately 8 hours) for ten months out of the year, and accepts performances at the availability of the ringers. In addition to performances for hire, Velocity will play at least one concert per year.

Interested ringers should have strong sight reading abilities, ring advanced level music, have a strong work ethic and be professional. The Velocity rehearsal space is a designated “drama-free” zone, and ringers who need constant attention will find this environment a challenge.

Email velocity@velocitybells.org if you or someone you know is interested in scheduling an audition. Auditions will be held in Hayward, California, and will involve both a sight reading audition and an interview. Auditionees will be assigned a specific audition time closer to the audition date. There are a limited number of audition spots, so act now to ensure your space for this year. More information on Velocity can be found at www.velocitybells.org or on our Facebook page.

Posted 7-20-2017

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The San Diego Harmony Ringers wants you! Auditions for the 2017 concert season will be held Tuesday, January 17, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at:

Faith Presbyterian Church
5075 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92115

If you are interested in auditioning, or would like to learn more about the San Diego Harmony Ringers, contact us via email at auditions@sdhr.org or by phone at 619-540-9152 (Joe Rodriguez, Artistic Director)

Deadline for standard auditions is Monday, January 16, 2017.
Visit us online at www.sdhr.org
We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted 12-27-2016

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Timbré wants YOU! We are currently auditioning Southern California-based (or willing to commute) handbell musicians for our new show “She Dreams the Stars,” featuring music by women composers. The show tells the story of a young woman on an incredible journey of discovery via music and dance, with audio-visual components.

Rehearsals will be twice a month beginning in January 2017, based on Artist availability. There are usually no rehearsals in April. There are no rehearsals in December. Rehearsal location will be a mutually-convenient location to be determined after a full roster of Artists is in place. The goal is to begin performing the show in early 2018.

For a full list of qualifications and more details about Timbré, please go to:
http://www.timbre-ensemble.org/Timbre-Audition/Audition_Announcement.html

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂

Michèle Sharik, Diva Goddess
Timbré Ensemble
Diva@Timbre-Ensemble.org
www.Timbre-Ensemble.org

Posted 10-4-2016

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The children’s bell choir, Jubilation! at Los Altos United Methodist Church in Long Beach is now forming for the 2016-17 season. This beginning choir for children in grade 3 – 8 rehearses every Tuesday at 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM in our Sanctuary. No previous experience needed, just a desire to learn! This choir will present music in worship as they are ready. Church membership is not required, everyone is welcome! Contact Debbie Shaw at laumchandbells@gmail.com for more information.

Posted 9-27-2016

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The Carillon Ringers of Los Altos United Methodist Church in Long Beach is looking for an experienced ringer to fill an open position in our 5 octave adult bell choir. The Carillons rehearse on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM and present music in worship once a month September – June. We also ring at special worship services, two concerts a year, and occasional off campus performances. Currently we are ringing music level 2+ to 5. Bass bell skills a plus, but not essential. Additional ringers are welcome to rehearse on duplicate bells. Contact Debbie Shaw at laumchandbells@gmail.com for more information.

Posted 9-27-2016

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There are a few openings in each of the 3 handbell choirs at Glendale First Methodist Church. We have two adult groups and one youth/young adult group. The two adult groups rehearse Monday evenings with the level 1-2 meeting from 6-7:30 and the the other group levels 2+-4 rehearse from 7:30-9:00. Our youth/young adult group 6th grade through college rehearses mostly Saturday mornings at 9, and some Sundays at 12:30. All rehearsals are at the church at 134 N. Kenwood in Glendale. Please contact Scott Leggett at salangelfan@gmail.com for more information.

Posted 9-9-2016

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Grace Church of Glendora is in search of ringers from C5-C6. Previous members have gone on to college, or gotten married, or needed to leave for other reasons, and we’re desperate for more! Our handbell choir performs in one of three services every 4-6 weeks; we would love to have you join us. Contact Lenna Hatch for more information at lennal.hatch@hotmail.com.

Posted 9-8-2016

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Handbell Ventures announces the new Bay Bells Youth Ensemble. All interested youth in the San Francisco Bay Area in Grades 7-12 are invited to gain music skills through bell ringing. This unique opportunity gives kids the chance to learn both musicianship and the art of bell ringing — and the instrument is provided! Each semester includes 10-12 weekly hour-long lessons, followed by a recital. A semester fee of $150 per child breaks down to approximately $15 per lesson, which is a great value! Contact Kendra Scott at kendra@baybells.org for more information and to register.

Posted 8-3-2016

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Covenant Presbyterian Church at 670 E. Meadow Drive in Palo Alto is looking for musicians to join their handbell choir. Four-in-hand experience is a plus! They practice each Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:45pm and perform in worship once a month under the direction of Donald E. Dillard.

Contact janieb23@gmail.com for more information.

Posted 7-13-2016

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