Handbells Choirs

CUMC Handbells Choirs(3)


It is time for a NEW season of ringing for the CUMC bell choirs! We have 5 fabulous bell choirs at our church, and there is a bell choir for EVERYONE – from 4 year olds to adults, from beginner to expert, we have a choir for YOU! Bells are a wonderful way to learn music, develop an appreciation of music, and express yourself creatively. So come check us out!

Cherub Chimes – Sundays after Sunday school. Starts Sept. 16th: For children 4 years old though 2nd grade. This group learns about music through singing, movement, playing chimes, and is a great introduction to musical concepts.

Chapel Bells – Thursdays at 5 p.m. Starting Sept. 13th: For musicians in approx. 3rd through 5th grades. This group focuses on learning to read and play music, using real English handbells. They play games, have contests, and play a variety of instruments while learning musical concepts.

Youth Bells – Thursdays at 6 p.m. Starting Sept 13th: For Middle school through high school musicians. This group focuses on further development of musical skills and bell techniques. The music they learn is a bit more challenging.

Young Adult Bells – Sundays at 5 p.m. Starting Sept. 16th: For high school students and young adults. This group is for experienced musicians or advanced ringers. The music they play is more challenging.

Adult Bells – Thursdays at 7 p.m. starting Sept. 6th: For adults with music reading experience.

For more information on the bell choirs please feel free to contact the Bell Choir Director, Kristi Vankeersbilck, at: 805-482-4312 extension 126 or vankeersbilckfamily@gmail.com. All bell choirs perform in the annual concert in May and at various times throughout the year during Sunday worship and special programs.