The Emanuel Ringers is part of the music ministry from Emanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantville, New York. This handbell group is comprised of ringers ranging from 8 and up. We ring on 5 octaves of Schulmerich handbells and 7 octaves of Malmark handchimes. We welcome all who want to learn how to ring, you do not have to be a member of the church to participate. Contact Eiko at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our Music Ministry at Emanuel
Thursday, August 4, 2022
DAY 12 (NASHVILLE, TN) August 4, 2022
Today is the 2nd day of the handbell symposium. We started the day off with a Blue Grass church service. It was fun to see a genre I’ve (Sam) never heard before. The sermon was also very nice and was about how the world isn’t really in peace right now and how if we want it to be in peace then we have to pursue it. We had a lot of fun rehearsing the symposium pieces in the morning, though some of it got a bit tedious, before our workshops. At my workshop I learned how to mallet better from Damien Lim, one of the directors. It really taught me some useful malletting skills. In my workshop, I (London) learned how to string and play bell trees. It was super fun trying to play different songs! After workshops we had a very fulling lunch provided for us. The late afternoon consisted of more rehearsing and as a “break” in between we got to listen to individual choirs and people perform their solos. My favorite was the choir from Korea that had 6 girls who performed beautifully. They played some recognizable tunes and they way they were so in sync mesmerized me. There was also a guy who was 8-in-handing (4 bells in each hand) who played some Christmas tunes that got me into a very good mood. Overall it was a very good second day of rehearsals.