After the hectic Christmas period the lives of Bingley Handbell Ringers are quiet in the run up to the regional Spring rally and a series of other events over the summer.
We are pleased to report that our new recruits are continuing to progress and it has been wonderful to be able to play all 3 octaves at the majority of our practices. Just before Christmas our numbers had dwindled so that even if everyone was there that was not possible.
We are looking forward to 2019 with renewed optimism. Don’t forget that if you want to book us in for a performance, particularly at Christmas, please think ahead and give us plenty of notice.
In the meantime the children of Trinity All Saints are going from strength to strength. The majority of the ringers who started last school year have stayed and have been joined by others from year 5. Jane and Kathy took two teams to the Skipton Music Festival and once again they returned home with a trophy.
We just hope that the older children will continue to ring when they move to secondary school and we are trying to think of the best way to ensure this.
Despite our increased numbers we still welcome new recruits so, if you want to give handbell ringing a try, please come down to the vestry at 7pm on a Wednesday to meet us. We have decided that the new system of having all our practices on a Wednesdays instead of alternating them with Mondays has had an overall positive effect and the attendance is better.