Handbell music adds a special instrumental dimension to our worship experiences here at Rivermont. The sound of handbells brings a sense of joyfulness and excitement to our praise of God, and at other times evokes a sense of peace and serenity. Many of the hymn arrangements presented in the services have texts which are familiar.
Each choir presents special music in Sunday worship services on a regular basis. It is preferable for a member of a handbell choir to have some music background, but no previous ringing experience is necessary.
- Carillon Handbell Choir (Adults and High School age) This choir presents challenging, advanced-level handbell selections. Rehearsals: Wednesdays 5:15-6:00 p.m. (September through May)
- Rivermont Chimes (Beginning Youth – about 3rd and 4th Grades) Members will begin to develop skills in note reading, rhythm, and playing together in an ensemble. Rehearsals:Wednesdays 4:30-5:10 p.m. (September through May)
- Rivermont Ringers (Intermediate Youth – about 5th and 6th Grades above) Members will continue to develop their musical talents and skills in this choir. Rehearsals: Wednesdays 3:45-4:25 p.m. (September through May)
- Praise Ringers (Youth - about 7th through 12th Grades) Members will continue to develop their musical talents through challenging handbell selections. Rehearsals: Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:10 p.m. (September through May)
For information regarding handbell choir opportunities, please contact Peggy Bettcher, Director of Music Ministries