Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2009 Tour Dates

Saturday, June 13, 2009
First UMC
360 Shoshone St. East
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Sunday, June 14, 2009
First UMC
680 NW Bond Street
Bend, OR 97701

Monday, June 15, 2009
North Bend UMC
2289 Meade Street
North Bend, OR 97459

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Lake Oswego UMC
1855 South Shore Blvd
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
South Bend UMC
124 Spruce Street
South Bend, WA 98586

Thursday, June 18, 2009
Christ Lutheran Church
8211 St. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Friday, June 19, 2009
Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church
9300 Nels Nelson Road NW
Bremerton, WA 98311

Monday, June 22, 2009
Lake Chelan UMC
206 N. Emerson
Chelan, WA 98816

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Kamloops United Church
421 St. Paul
Kamloops, B.C. V2C-2J7

Thursday, June, 25, 2009
McDougall United Church
8516 Athabasca Street S.E.
Calgary, AB T2H-151

Friday, June 26, 2009
Christ United Methodist Church
2900 - 9th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59406

Saturday, June 27, 2009
Trinity United Methodist Church
237 N. Water Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Sunday, June 28, 2009
Christ United Methodist Church
2375 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Brief History

In 1963 nine bored teenagers from Christ United Methodist Church sold sandwiches for six months and made enough money to buy twenty-five hand bells. The Wesley Bell Ringers became the first hand bell choir in Utah. Fast forward 45 years and over 400 high school aged students have played in the choir which has expanded to 10 octaves of English hand bells, and two octaves each of hand chimes, cup bells, silver melody bells and a carillon. All of the money for purchasing equipment and touring to perform has been raised through the fundraising activities of these dedicated youth. The Bells Ringers have recorded 16 tapes and CDs. Each summer the choir travels across North America sharing their music. The choir has performed in all 50 states as well as all of the Canadian provinces. They have played at Mount Rushmore, Disney World, The Cathedral of the Pines National Memorial, the 2002 Winter Olympics and the United States Capitol. They have made joint appearances with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony.The purpose of the choir is to glorify God through the performance of music, and to leave all they encounter with a greater hope for the future by showing what youth can accomplish through hard work, commitment and teamwork.