Back to Bells and Chimes

A music program that hits all the right notes

0906-back-to-bells-and-chimesChoosing after-school activities for your family? Our free handbell and handchime programs are so good for your children. As a recent article puts it:

“Studying music from an early age has proven to be beneficial in almost every aspect of a child’s life. Learning to read and understand music and its underlying theory facilitates learning many other subjects. Music is shown to lead to language development and increase verbal recall. As they develop higher language and social skills, children become well rounded and benefit from the intrinsic benefits of learning music. They become disciplined, learn a skill and become part of a community they can be proud of. They learn to manage performances and the related anxiety and learn interpersonal skills like cooperation, sharing and compromise” 

Of course we have fun, laugh and learn! We would love to have new children join us. We’re especially looking for Chimers (grades 3 to 6). We have four groups of ringers for different ages and skill levels.

Groups for all ages and abilities

Our Chimers are from grades 3 up and our Rockin’ Ringers from grades 6 up. They both meet on Mondays from 6 to 7. Parents and grandparents usually wait and read or chat with each other and then come to the practice rooms at 6:55 p.m. to hear our progress. Siblings are welcome to accompany parents and bring their homework.

Brass Ringers are quite experienced young adults. If you have music skills on another instrument and want to give bells a try please join us Sundays after church, usually from 11:45 to 1 p.m..

Our Ingram Ringers are a dedicated group of adults with many years’ experience who meet on Monday evenings from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.

What makes these programs great is the encouragement and support of the parents support, the volunteers who work with the youth, and of course God’s blessings. Janet Benedict will look after the chimers again this year and Catherine Orser will assist her. Stephanie Brander and Carolyn Parkes will assist with the Rockin’ Ringers.

Come and let’s make music together

Please speak to Carolyn Martin in church or call her at 905-881-1140 for more information or to get involved. Our first sessions are on Sunday, September 11 and Monday, September 12.

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