Music Builds Communities

A Community project for Newmarket and Area

“.....bringing people together through music!”

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“Handbells” is a new activity introduced in Spring 2013. To ring a handbell, a ringer grasps the bell by its slightly flexible handle — traditionally made of leather, but often now made of plastic — and moves the wrist to make the hinged clapper inside the bell strike.

The ringers have to work as a team each having a bell producing one note.

It’s an old activity: The first tuned handbells were developed by brothers Robert and William Cor in Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England, between 1696 and 1724. Originally, tuned sets of handbells,  were used by change ringers to rehearse outside their towers. Tower bell ringers' enthusiasm for practising the complicated algorithms of change ringing can easily exceed the neighbours' patience, so handbells offered them a way to continue ringing without the aural assault.

A handbell team is a group that rings recognizable music with melodies and harmony, as opposed to the mathematical permutations used in change ringing.

Our session leader for handbells is Marion

We have participants of all ages

It requires a high level of concentration

2014 Program under development