I have a soft spot for bell and chime sounds…I played melodic percussion throughout my school music days. Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone, Chimes, Concert bells…I LOVE the sound of bells and chimes. That made last Tuesday evening a real treat, for me.
Jackie Kerschbaum invited me to come visit the Suncoast Bronze Ringers (about 17 of them) at their rehearsal. I know they were self conscious about being less than performance perfect, but they sounded GREAT! Of course, when you listen, remember that it was a rehearsal…And that often means playing passages that are difficult, over and over again.
I also want to mention that I had a bit of a recording failure…Watch for us to make it up by playing some more complete songs, a little later in the year.
You can listen to more clips of their lovely music by clicking this green text, it links to the Suncoast Bronze Ringers website.
They have a concert coming up on November 16th…You can join them, along with the Thursday Musicale for a show featuring Patriotic Music. Tickets are $10…Click this green text to link to ticket information.
The Ringers are also trying to buy their own bells…You can make a tax deductible contribution to that effort, since they are a 501c3!
Contact them at the link above.
I’d like to thank ALL the ladies of the Suncoast Bronze Ringers for inviting me to participate!