About Our Bells
In 2005, with two memory gifts, the bell choir ordered its first set of two octave bells. Ruth Reed agreed to direct the new choir.
It was a momentous day when six choir members unwrapped the beautiful instruments for our first rehearsal, in the sanctuary.
Since then we have added risers, the third octave of bells, lights and a fourth table. We have also increased from the six original ringers to ten or twelve, depending on seasons. We wish to thank all those who have been so supportive in our hand bell music.
About the Director
Gary Rothe is the second KCPC Bell Choir Direcctor. He took the reigns from the first Director Ruth Reed in 2011. Gary is the Director of the Lebanon Middle School Band and teacher of instrumental music. Prior to this he held the same role at the Berlin, NH Middle/High School. Gary is involved in numerous bands and instrumental groups with his primary instruments being the saxophone and bass guitar. Gary and his wife Barbara live in Springfield, NH.
Three Choir Workshop & Ring
In September 2009, we joined two area choirs at a workshop and Mass Ring.
KCPC Choir is on the far right.
Additional Hand Bell Info
Read more about hand bells
by clicking on links below:
AGEHR (American Guild of Hand Bell Ringers)
Hear The Wheeler School Hand Bell Choir
Sunday May 6, 2018