Handbells

handbellsAdult Handbells (Bronze Praise)

Great fellowship and music making that glorifies Christ Our Lord are the primary goals of First Baptist’s adult Handbell choir, Bronze Praise.

We meet weekly on Sundays at 5:30pm for an hour of rehearsal time in the 2nd floor bell choir room (316C), and we lead in worship approximately 6 to 8 times each year.  Our choir attends at least one regional handbell festival a year in order to improve our skills and to enjoy worship time together with handbell choirs from around the state of Georgia.

Participation in Bronze Praise is open to experienced ringers. Ability to read music is prerequisite. If you cannot ring on a regular basis we welcome your commitment to serve on our substitute ringer list.

handbellsChimes for Christ (4th & 5th grade)

Meets Wednesdays 4:15-5:00pm. This group rings our hand-chimes as they begin learning melody and group ringing.
Comprehension of treble and bass cleft ringing, dynamics and rhythm are taught in this beginning group.

Middle School Handbells

Open for 6th-8th grades begin rehearsals January 2014. Learning the fundamentals of handbell ringing and technique as well as continuing music theory.

Rehearsal time is Wednesdays 4:15pm-5:00pm

Sr. High School Handbells

Open for 9th-12th grades as we meet Sundays at 3:00-4:00pm (316C). Going the next level with more complex musical selections attending state handbell festival in the spring and touring each year with the Sr. High Choir in June.