Job Opening for Part-time Handbell Director, Plymouth Congregational UCC, Des Moines, IA
We are looking for an experienced Handbell Director who will work with our adult ensemble and children’s handchime ensemble, grades 4-6. We are also looking to expand our program to include a middle school/high school ensemble. Plymouth Church has an extensive and highly respected music ministry as well as an appreciate and supportive congregation. Children’s Handchimes rehearse each Wednesday from 6-6:45 pm, September through April and play in worship approx. every 6 weeks. The Adult ensemble rehearses each Wednesday night from 7-8:30, September through Pentecost, and plays in worship approx. every 4 -5 weeks. Responsibilities include rehearsals, music selection, occasional off campus performances, overseeing maintenance of bells, and maintaining the bell music library. The Bell Director is under the supervision of the Director of Music and Fine Arts, and works with entire music staff in providing appropriate music for the liturgical year. For more information, contact Sharon Parker-Lenihan, Director of Music & Fine Arts at email@example.com or 515-255-3149, x23. Check out our website at www.plymouthchurch.com.
Handbell Director – seeking part-time, paid, director position. I currently volunteer direct an intermediate level, 5-octave, adult handbell choir in the Northern Virginia area. I have nearly 40 years of in-depth knowledge and experience as a ringer and, most recently, a director (past five years). This July, I begin course work for a Master of Church Music degree (handbell concentration), at Concordia University-Wisconsin. It brings me tremendous joy to share my knowledge and experience with other ringers, motivate them to excellence, and share their excitement about the art of handbell ringing. Please contact me with any leads or potential opportunities regarding a part-time, paid, director position. Karen M. Eggert, Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org, or 571.408.1390
Handbells/Handchimes for Sale/Wanted
I have begun a new choir in Kingston, Washington. We have almost three octaves of bells and could use more upper and lower (Ours go down to C4 and up to E7 so could use additions to either end potentially). The immediate want is a set of handchimes and used music. Any handchimes would be lovely and any music in a easy to medium difficulty with use of 3 octaves. If you can assist, please email Hollace Vaughan at Archerre@aol.com.
Professionally refurbished three octave set of Schulmerich handbells (C4-C7) for sale. They are in great condition! Email or call me for more details: email@example.com, 530-355-8220, Neil Gertner.
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