Who's Who

Artisitic Director, Ellie Hodder, is the AGEHR Area X District Leader for Greater Portland, founder of the Pacific NW Handbell Directors' Forum. Ellie has served as Director of Handbells at First Unitarian Church, Portland, Oregon since 2002.

 

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Sandy Coila, Pres.
Karyn Mardis, VP
Linda Aso, Secy/Treas.

 

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A Community Handbell Ensemble

Mission

We are dedicated to providing the opportunity for ringers to excel through practice together, through education and through performance. Pacific Ringers strives to foster an excitement for handbells within the ensemble and also in the larger handbell community.

What We're About

Pacific Ringers is a new Portland-based, adult "aspiring to bronze" community handbell ensemble. We are musicians with a desire to ring at our highest potential and to ring with others of similar passion for the instrument. We strive to create a supportive environment where learning and tackling musical challenges is encouraged and growing together as a community of ringers is fun.

The Ensemble

Pacific Ringers operates on the philosophy that "everyone who's supposed to be here is here". While we are able to accommodate up to 20 ringers, smaller groups allow ringers to gain invaluable skills in ensemble techniques.

All ringers will have the opportunity to rotate within positions for learning purposes and all ringers will have the opportunity to participate in at least one piece at performances (December and June).

Who May Join? -- We want YOU!!

Rehearsals

Pacific Ringers will rehearse from early fall through June each season. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:15 pm at First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland.