Auditions (Join Us!!)

Bells of the Bluffs auditions musicians who are interested in being a part of our ensemble. Individual auditions for 2021 will be held by appointment in July and August.  

Audition Structure

  1. Clap or play a variety of rhythms at sight in various meters.
  2. Play an excerpt (such as F5-G5 with accidentals) provided by us at the audition, given 2-3 minutes of preparation.
  3. Be able to demonstrate basic handbell techniques
  4. Interview with Director
SUBSTITUTE RINGERS We are also looking for people who can read music who want to challenge yourselves to more ringing. You don’t have to be perfect, just willing to ‘play along’ and learn as you go. Subs are called by the ringers when they need to be absent for a rehearsal. 

MEMBER DETALS

Good ringing skills are essential to being a member of the ensemble. Commitment, positive attitude and aptitude are required.

Ringers will be able increase their skills, be a part of an ensemble that will promote the art of handbell ringing on a more professional level.

We welcome both men and women  who love to ring handbells and want to be part of an organization that performs at a high level and perfection. We welcome members not only from Red Wing but also from the surrounding area.  Our current roster include ringers from Hastings, Hampton, Prescott and Red Wing and Rosemount.   Red Wing is not that far from Rochester or River Falls and surrounding areas. Come on and check us out.  

Rehearsals: Thursdays 5:00 – 7:00 First Lutheran Church, 615 W 5th Street, Red Wing, MN

Contact:  Marilee@bellsofthebluffs.org 

call 651-808-4589

Requirements of Membership: Must attend all rehearsals or obtain their own substitute
Must be committed to the ensemble
Must have a positive attitude
Must be an experienced handbell ringer.
Must be willing to commit to a 2 hour rehearsal each Thursday night.
Must be willing to take music home to prepare.
Pay a fee of $75.00 to the ensemble for music and to offset any expenses that may occur.
Must be 18 years of age

This was our final event of the season – June at the Bandshell in Red Wing, MN
and our only real live performance of the year.  To see our program check out the next menu.
We had 350 people in attendance.  It was a glorious evening of fun for all

 

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