We are a community handbell choir dedicated to taking our music ministry to Northeast Ohio. The group was founded in 2000 by 6 people from Strongsville who rang 3 octaves of borrowed handbells, and has since grown to 14 people from 5 communities. We own 5½ octaves of handbells and 7 octaves of hand chimes with percussion instruments, keyboard, PA system, and a trailer.
We rehearse 2 plus hours a week on Saturday mornings and/or Monday evenings, 11 months of the year, taking a break in July. The group has traveled to cities in 5 states to participate in handbell festivals. We typically do 20+ concerts a year.
In 2010, Celebration Ringers expanded its ministry, adding travels to area churches to complement their worship services.
Also in 2010, a teenage handbell choir was formed, Celebration Teens, to play in the area. Teen choir members graduated from 6 high schools in 2014 and went off to college. Stay tuned for the formation of another teen choir in the future.
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Back Row: Barb McKissock, Cathy Dewyre, Robbie Pellon, and Mary Beth Giblin
Middle Row: Rad Yates, Linda Beckert, Patty Yates, Kelly Volckening, and Wende Bakeman
Front Row: Nina Vito-Jones, Charlotte Ginter, Norene McKinney, Lorrie Higgins, and Tom Higgins