Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wesley Bell Ringer 2017 Summer tour - DAY 6 - Rancho Palos Verdes California to Prescott Arizona - Thursday June 15th, 2017
















As The Wesley Bell Ringers leave Southern California, Holden put together a quick video of some of the experiences so far.  I hope you can open it (first time blogger posting first time video!)

Day 6 was a bus day from Southern California to Prescott Arizona & it was a much needed rest for everyone.  Has anyone seen the movie The Founder?  Well, if no - watch it.  If you did, then you will appreciate our first stop of the day.  A quick stop off the freeway in San Bernardino is the original McDonalds, once the site of the burger place the McDonald brothers created.  In a partnership with Ray Kroc, the chain grew, unfortunately for the founders, not to benefit them in the long run.  This spot is now the McDonald's museum & The Wesley Bell Ringers got a quick tour of this great find.  Thanks Emma & Mady for getting us there! 


San Bernardino



Taking us through the timeline & history of McDonalds

Nolan & The Grimace!










You never know what  you might see on a bus day.  Today you would have seen a whole bunch of SLEEPING.  These kids were tired & took advantage of the downtime in hopes to be refreshed for the concert later in the evening.  Here is a snip of a day in the life on the Wesley Bell Ringer bus




Ed giving Pamela a lesson in the bus craft.  How many of you were lucky enough to have this time with Ed?

Sleep happens...

These two! Bobbie & Ella

Sleep tight Marko
Well deserved sleep, Katie
When she isn't serving up snacks or working, Anna sleeps.








This was the first opportunity The Wesley Bell Ringers have had to play for an audience at The Prescott United Methodist Church in Arizona & they were given a warm welcome from a crowd of more than 100.  Another opportunity for the ringers to play for a church with a hand bell choir & many "retired" ringers, The Wesley Bell Ringers put on a fantastic show.
 




Great welcome for The Wesley Bell Ringers


Day 6 AND they were ALL smiling!!


The Janaceks
 Parents of former 3 former Bell Ringers who rand bells with Ed as director.

 Ed and a few of the local hand bell fans before the concert








Day 6 Ringer is:



Get to know your Wesley Bell Ringers…
 

You can call me:
            
Holden Regnier- 3rd year ringer
If I were a hand bell, I would be a:
               
Boom a Gong
 
My favorite Wesley Bell song is:
          
Danse Macabre
This tour I am most excited for:
        
All of the state & national parks.
What being a Wesley Bell Ringer means to me?
         
 It means working countless hours to create beautiful music & lasting friendships.  












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