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Katerinice – serious ringing!

It is only the third day and we already have some wonderfully recognizable tunes from our ringing ensembles. Our music and English knowledge improves daily! (Today my poor English students learned geometry and musical terminology – at their request!) They are amazing!! Here is a sample of their ringing: The Hrotovice Ringers:     The Katerinice […]

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Katerinice Camp – not so beginning ringers!!

Watching the very quick progress of our “beginning” ringers is almost frightening – they are very quick to learn and they are already ringing very well. Our ringers from the music school in Hrotovice are just amazing. They have been quickly working their way through more difficult music each day. Our Katerinice ringers already had […]

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Katerinice – Beginners camp Day 1

Ryan, Darren and Patrick were great today at taking over with our 26 beginning ringers. In addition to the ringers, we are teaching several music teachers about handbells and they will continue the ringing throughout the coming year(s). Teaching students is an exciting piece of our work – but teaching teachers is something’s new for […]

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The Zelow Ringers in action

Both the younger group and the older group performed well this morning and here are a couple of short video clips of both groups:         We will be sad to leave this afternoon!

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Last full day in Zelow

In addition to our usual rehearsals we found time for volleyball, a cookout, s’mores, and more volleyball. We will do a small concert tomorrow as each group plays for the other (and parents are invited). Then we take the evening train to Krak√≥w. We are really going to miss these wonderful ringers!!             […]

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Zelow – Day 2

The ringing continues to be very strong here in Zelow! The Beginning ringers already had the basics down and we worked on three new pieces today. They are NOT ringing simple exercises any more. The older group devoured all of the music today and added Down By the Riverside and Les Mis to their repertoire. They […]

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Zelow, Poland – Ringing week

We arrived on Monday to a warm welcome, dinner and a much needed night of sleep. Erika and Ryan worked with the youngest ringers this morning (Tuesday) and despite some language and communication issues they did well with this new group. Rich and Darren worked with the elder group and threw a lot of new […]

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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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