Blue Ridge Ringers to hold auditions

Published 9:56 am Friday, September 13, 2013

The Blue Ridge Ringers community handbell ensemble in Hendersonville will hold auditions for new members on Mondays, Sept. 16 and Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville.

The Blue Ridge Ringers is an auditioned handbell group founded in 1995 to provide advanced ringers a greater opportunity to ring a wide variety of challenging music. They perform in the surrounding area primarily in May and December, about 15 concerts per year. The ringers are from Henderson, Transylvania, Buncombe and Polk Counties in NC and Spartanburg County in SC. The group practices on Mondays from 12:30-3 p.m. in the handbell room at First United Methodist Church.

Experienced advanced handbell ringers who may have recently moved to western North Carolina – and even find themselves having handbell “withdrawal” symptoms. – can give the Blue Ridge Ringers a try. There are personnel changes each season and an attempt is made to have more than just the adequate complement of ringers in the group.

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Call 828-692-4910 to receive an audition application and more information.

– article submitted by Connie Engle