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Director of Children and Youth Bells
Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church in Livonia, Michigan, is seeking a Director of Children and Youth Bells. For full details, requirements, and contact information, please see full job description (PDF).

(posted August 14, 2017)

Handbell director needed beginning September 2017. 3 choirs: elementary, youth, adults. 5 octaves of handbells, 3 octaves chimes and lots of music available. Rehearsals Monday evening, play during service twice a month. Evangelical Reformed UCC, Frederick, MD Contact church office: 301-662-2762. Visit website: www.erucc.org.

(posted August 14, 2017)

Handbell Choir Director
August – June. Lead weekly rehearsals, choir performs once a month during worship service, and typically has two concerts per year (Epiphany Concert in January, combined with Chancel Choir; and an exclusive Handbell Concert in June). Pilgrim Congregational Church, Harwich Port, MA Send letter and resume to Brooke @ Office@pcchp.org.

(posted August 11, 2017)

Philadelphia Bronze Seeks New Artistic Director
As our current Artistic Director is leaving the area to pursue new and exciting endeavors, Philadelphia Bronze is seeking applications for Artistic Director beginning with the 2017-2018 season. The qualified candidate will have the ability to conduct performances, rehearse the ensemble, and provide leadership for their outreach programs. Philadelphia Bronze is an advanced auditioned handbell ensemble that seeks to pursue the highest level of excellency in ringing and ringing techniques. The group performs in and around the Philadelphia area on up to 7 octaves of Malmark bells and 6 1/2 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes. Drawing ringers from as far as New Jersey and Lancaster, PA, the ensemble maintains the highest level of technique standard while artistically expressing elegant energy.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest that includes a current resume (including educational background/training), hyperlinks to YouTube or a similar electronic media platform of two recent conducting performances with an ensemble, and a sample program for one season of Philadelphia Bronze. Please submit applications electronically to director@philadelphiabronze.com. Applications must be received no later than August 7, 2017. For qualifications and responsibilities, visit www.philadelphiabronze.com.

(posted July 17, 2017)

Part-time Director of Handbell Ensembles
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego is seeking applications for the position of Handbell Programs Director. Beginning September 2017, the HPD will direct and manage our two handbell ensembles, rehearsing each once a week and leading an ensemble in Sunday worship once per month on average. The new HPD will join a music ministry with a long history of excellence and integration into the worship life of the congregation.

Full position details and application instructions: Handbell Programs Director (PDF)

(posted July 16, 2017)


Handbells/Handchimes for Sale/Wanted

Wanted: Community handbell choir seeks to acquire Whitechapel bells, by purchase or tax-deductible donation, to supplement a set of recently refurbished ’50’s era bells in octaves 5 and 6. Please contact Ann Walker, Equipment Manager, Penobscot Bay Ringers at aejmd@sbcglobal.net.

(posted August 16, 2017)

For Sale: Professionally refurbished third octave (C4-F#4 & G#6-C7, 12) of Schulmerich bells, Malmark bells and a third octave of Malmark chimes for sale. They are in great condition! Email, call or text me for more details: njgertner@frontiernet.net, 530 355 8220, Neil Gertner

(posted June 29, 2017)

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