I'm excited to announce that last year's fund-raising efforts at the church, have provided our little school with a set of Suzuki Handchimes!! (the ones that were used in the past were on loan, from a friend of Ms. D's)
We will be incorporating this activity into our week SOMEwhere, with the possibility of some after-school practice sessions - I will let you know. We will hopefully have the opportunity to perform at various locations around town once we have learned a piece or two. (if your church music director would like us to play, please have them get ahold of me)
I have never directed a hand chime choir before, but I have played in several different handbell choirs, and I have a decent basic understanding of music. If you can be a resource on this front please let me know!!
We will also be attending the bell festival that is held at Gem State Academy in Caldwell, during the month of February. The students who have attended this event in the past have reported that it was an amazing experience, and we are looking forwards to taking part, this year!
We will also be continuing our singing time, with Pastor Tomm, on Mondays, and I am hoping to include more singing in our worship time, in the mornings too, with a monthly focus on a particular hymn, typically the hymn we will be learning on the chimes at the same time.