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Handbells 101 — free course begins in June

A handbell choir is a unique instrument. 

Each member is responsible for only two notes and it is truly an experience where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. 

You may have heard the Quodlibet Handbell Choir from Community Methodist Church play, either at a service, at the Senior Center, the Chamber of Commerce or some other venue and been intrigued but been reluctant to participate because you aren’t a church member or don’t have any musical background. 

Wait no longer.

Lynn Constan, choir director, will offer a 12-week course titled Handbells 101.  Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. beginning June 6 and continue until Sept. 12, with no class on June 20, July 4 or Aug. 15. 

Classes will be held at Community Methodist Church, 434 Lewis Street.

There are some basic prerequisites, but prior musical experience is not one of them.  Participants must be age 10 or older, be able to count to 4, know their right hand from their left, and be able to attend at least 10 of the 12 classes. 

This course is open to the community and church membership is not required.  However, the choir will be asked to play for a service at the Methodist Church at the end of the course.  If the group is interested, we may also give performances at other venues.

This course is free, but pre-registration is required since participation is limited to 12. 

For more information or to sign up, please contact Lynn Constan by phone or e-mail at 264-5451 or 

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