Bell Choir

bell choir

A handbell choir is a wonderful first-time musical experience in playing as a group: Making music together. In handbells, you put a handbell in each hand, extend the arm, and flick the wrist. You have instant sound and instant music – in tune! Previous music theory (counting, identifying notes, etc.) all starts to come together and make sense in the handbell experience. There are also a variety of handbell techniques – shaking, damping (shoulder and table), plucking, malleting, and martellato. Each creates its own unique sound.

The handbell choirs get to go “on the road” to play at nursing homes and other churches during the academic year. Concerts held at the school and church often provide additional playing opportunities.

Any questions? To see how your child, too, can benefit from a classical education at MLCA, or to sign up for a tour, contact us!