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Floris United Methodist Church

Handbells


At Floris the handbell ministry is an important part of weekly worship.  With all ages participating we have many opportunities for everyone who wants to be involved.  Each of the Handbell groups travel to off-site festivals each year, ranging from local to as far away as Virginia Beach or Ocean City, MD.

New Program! Handbells 101

Learn something new this summer!
This is a five week intro to handbells workshop. Adults are invited to come as often as possible over the five week period. 

Beginning July 2 at 7 p.m. for five Wednesdays.

Contact Laura Shelton at lshelton@florisumc.org


Chimers
Who: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Rehearsal:
Wednesday night 6-7 PM
Contact:
Laura Shelton
Chimers are the youngest of the handbell ministry groups. We use handchimes, verse handbells as they are lighter, easier for little hands to control and are not as fragile as the bells. We play in worship once a month and participate in the children’s concerts at Christmas and in the Spring
There is no musical ability required, your little person can join us at any time during the school year.

Hosanna Ringers
Who: 3rd Grade – 6th Grade and up through Adults
Rehearsal: Wednesday night 6:00 -7:00 (Pizza served at 6:00)
Contact: Laura Shelton
Hosanna is our youngest handbell choir. We participate in worship every 4-6 weeks as well as the Christmas and Spring Children’s concerts. We also try to attend at least one off-site festival event each year.
We are a beginning handbell choir so we begin our music reading in the Hosanna Ringers. No musical experience is required. We have both kids and adults in this group. It is a very lively atmosphere and a great place to start if you are very new to handbells and don’t read music. All ages are welcome.

Jubilate Ringers
Who: High School and Adult
Rehearsal: Thursday Night 7-8:30 PM
Contact: Laura Shelton
Jubilate Ringers are Floris’ intermediate/advanced handbell group. We participate in worship once a month and on special occasions. We also present a Christmas Concert as well as a Spring Dessert Concert. We travel once a year for an over night off-site festival event. As times and schedules allow we play concerts at off-site locations as well.
Being an intermediate/advanced group, it really helps if you read music. We do not discourage anyone from joining as we are ready to help you learn to read and ring. This group is a strong mix of high school and Adult Ringers

Laudate Ringers
Who: High School and Adult
Rehearsal: Tuesday Night 7:30-9 PM
Contact: Laura Shelton
Laudate Ringers is Floris’ advanced handbell group. We participate in worship once a month and on special occasions. We also present a Christmas Concert as well as a Spring Dessert Concert. We participate in various festival events both local and out of town (overnight). As time and schedules allow we play concerts at off-site locations as well.
Music reading is very helpful in this group. We do not discourage anyone, but you will find this group a real challenge if you do not read music. We are willing to teach!