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We are a community handbell choir dedicated to taking our music ministry to senior citizens and other audiences in 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 17 people from 7 communities. We own 5-1/2 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 a year, taking a break in July. The group has traveled to cities in 6 states to participate in handbell festivals. We typically do 8 to 12 concerts twice a year. In 2010, we expanded our ministry, adding travels to area churches to complement their worship programs. Also in 2010, the Celebration Teens handbell choir was formed. Unfortunately, the Teens graduated from 6 high schools in 2014 and went to college. In 2016, we did workshops and concerts for new handbell choirs at Medina Presbyterian Church and New Rumley United Methodist Church.

Christmas Concert Celebration Ringers
Back Row: Rad Yates, Wende Bakeman, Robbie Pellon, Tom Higgins, and Barb McKissock
Middle Row: Cathy Dewyre, Mary Beth Giblin, Linda Beckert, Terri Grey, and Steven Czapor
Front Row: Charlotte Ginter, Lorrie Higgins, Kelly Volkening, Norene McKinney, and Patty Yates
Missing from Picture: Nina Vito-Jones and Rita Bodey