Archive for August, 2014

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Farewell to Zelow

In our last moments here in Zelow, we taught a bit of the singing bell technique – although the wooden dowel rods were a bit longer than usual. Then it was time for our last group photo before heading to the train for Krakow. Tomorrow Mark and Steven will return to Pittsburgh after many months […]

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Zelow, Poland

A day of rehearsals! The first group was fantastic! And one of our ringers suffered a slight injury. Can you guess which one?

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Sunday Concert and Farewells

Sunday morning worship began at 9 am and the Alumni Ringers were front and center for the service. Packing up our suitcases came next, followed by lunch. The bells and suitcases got a ride to Ratibor and the rest took a nice 2 km stroll from Katerinice to Ratibor for the 3 pm concert. Many […]

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Performance Time

The day started with rehearsals for every group and then lunch. BUT – today was a little special for the lunch since one of our alumni had a birthday. We helped Steven celebrate his 24th birthday in a most dignified fashion… Then on to polishing the bells, setting up the town hall for the performance […]

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Preparation Day

After the performance yesterday, some groups are ready and most need to polish a few pieces still. Every group rehearsed two, three, or four times today and things are looking good for tomorrow. We even have a piece for two handbell/handchimes choirs being performed by the Czech and Slovak ringers. The Old Testament Fast Forward […]

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Excursion / Performance Day

There was no real new news yesterday, so you saw no updates. (We are adding a few photos from the Wednesday evening games anyway.) Thursdays are always a surprise day for all. We usually take a bus to a nearby town and see what the town has to offer. Today we headed to Prerov – […]

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The Games

Good luck figuring out the games tonight. They were prepared by the Rev. Ewa!

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The work begins!

Our days are pretty full. Rehearsals from 9-1 with a 15 minute break and 2:30-5:00 with a 15 minute break. This evening, a hard fought game of HuTuTuTu was won/lost by all.

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Katerinice 2014

The fun begins here in Katerinice! We arrived a day earlier this year to celebrate with all of our Katerinice friends! The village of Katerinice won first prize among all of the villages in the Zlin region – and this was a great festival celebration. Representatives from around the region and around the country came […]

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