1…. Handbell Ringing is a team sport.
2.... Handbells can be and are rung year round - not just at Christmas.
3.... Yesterday my Middle School Handbell Choir had a concert for their peers. They did a great job!
4.... I do not like to carry handbell equipment.
5.... Handbell equipment is really really heavy! I don't remember it being this heavy when I was younger...
6.... Handbells are made of bronze.
7.... Handbell ringers wear gloves to protect their hands - not to protect the bells.
8.... Handbell ringers who don't wear gloves have to polish the handbells. I always have to polish the bells...
9.... Handbell ringers who want to ring all the bells themselves are called Bell Hogs. I am one of those people.
10.. There are two foundries in the US that make handbells. Both are in PA.
11.. Many different types of people ring handbells.
12.. I wish I had a set of handbells for my class so that we didn't have to share.
13.... How many angels get their wings when a handbell choir plays?
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I played in High School.
I loved it!
I played the lower bells that no one else wanted to play.
My best friend and I rocked the low bells!
We were bell hogs but it was mainly because all the other girls wanted to play the little ones.
We were much better than they were!
Out visiting the 13er's.
Snow days are great! Here they are more like ice days though.
Welcome to blogging!
My 13 are up
I love handbells!
Mine is up!
Hi! I am here via MommaK. I remember the handbell choir (is that what a group of handbellers is called) from church around the holidays when I was growing up. Just beautiful.
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What a fun 13! I remember being fascinated by the hand bells when they would play them at Christmas at my Grandma Perry's church. I would LOVE to see them again, and I'd really love to be able to play them. I wonder if anyone around here does that?
My 13 is up: http://jenanddavin.blogspot.com/
I live in the Shenandoah Valley! the only bell I ever rang was for the Salvation Army but I admire people who are musical.
Just put up my first 13.
I rang the bells last year!
Trying to Catch Up: Thursday Thirteen: What I like about Christmas
I had a boyfriend who was in the Handbell choir at his church...I love them. Dumped him though. My Hubby is much cooler than he was...he doesn't play hand bells though.. oh well ;0) Happy snow day again tomorrow!!! I'm up with 13 http://www.millers-adayinthelife.blogspot.com.
Gosh, I don't know anything about handbells. I was a choir person.
One more Virginian, huh? Coming over from MommaK's but also for Thursday Thirteen.
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