Pueblo Bulldog Bells
2019-2020 PUEBLO BULLDOG BELLS
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY 7:00am
In the DRAMA ROOM – D5
WHAT: Bulldog Bells, a select Extra Curricular Handbell performance choir. Handbells are a beautiful team based instrument that anyone can learn to play. Students will learn technique, music reading, music theory, teamwork, self-confidence and excellent musicianship. Bells will play classical, pop, show tunes and even some rock and roll! It’s amazing, unique and fun!
Bulldog Bells will be a school and community performance group. Performances will be scheduled throughout the year and parents will be notified as far in advance as possible.
WHO: Up to thirty 6th, 7th or 8th Grade Students. You do NOT have to read music to join this group. Ringers from last year have first priority to re-join. We need new ringers as well!
WHEN: An important information meeting to find out more and to sign up for bells is being held WEDNESDAY, August 14th right after school for an hour in the Drama Room. Rehearsals will be held 7:00am to 7:50am before school Mondays and (new!!) Wednesdays.
FEE: $50 for the year. This covers the cost of gloves, music and supplies. There is scholarship money available to cover the Bells fee. (Please send a short email to request the scholarship.) There is additional cost for the Disney Tour. More info about Cal Tour will be available in September.
PERFORMANCES: There will be many wonderful opportunities, including: the Desert Botanical Gardens Luminaria on December 14th, other Community Festivals and Events, School Events and Disneyland in May, if accepted. Plus a lot more – we are a PMS “community show’ group! Parents will be notified of concerts in advance.
ATTENDANCE and ABSENCES: Handbells are a unique ensemble. Each ringer is a unique, valuable member of the team. Each player is responsible for specific notes. Each bell is important to the music! Missing players make the music not work! If a student is absent more than three times, they may be moved to a substitute ringer position or may be removed from the choir.
DIRECTED BY: Mrs. Julie Hackmann, Kyrene School District Arts Coordinator - 480-541-1262 or firstname.lastname@example.org