Bell Sub List

Area 3 Bell Sub List

Our Bell Sub List exists to provide directors a way to find substitute ringers in a pinch. If you love to ring and would like to sign up, please do! Simply fill out this simple form and click submit! Be sure and fill in all the information. Entries are ordered by geographical area.

Maryland
North Carolina
Virginia
Delaware

Washington, D.C.


Maryland

Name: Melanie Carson
Email: melanie.carson@gmail.com
Phone: 240-723-5488
Location: Rockville, MD
Positions: Treble and upper bass
Additional Info:  I’ve been ringing intermittently since 2007, including a couple of years directing my church’s bell choir. I’m currently ringing in a four-person ensemble, so I’m accustomed to split parts, shared bells, and other atypical assignments. I’m pretty comfortable with any other standard ringing position, but I have limited experience with 4-in-hand.

Name: Patricia Lane
Email: pplane@jhu.edu
Phone: 301-625-3256
Location: Silver Spring, MD (near D.C.)
Positions: any (5-octave choir); can 4iH/shelley
Additional Info: Ringing since 2004. Past experience: Forcey Bible Church (any position, 4 octave choir), Ft Myer Chapel Ringers E4F4, Colonial Ringers (White Chapel bells, C4D4, E6/7-F6/7, A4-C5. Currently ringing with Trinity Lutheran Heavenly Handbells F3-B3, Colonial Ringers F5G5, Holy Trinity Lutheran JoyBells C6D6/7. Main musical experience is on trombone (since 1969), currently in church orchestra. Not available for evening rehearsals Mon or Wed Sep-May or Sun Sep-Nov. Sunday AM availability: Limited (case-by-case basis) for Sep-May, available Jun-Aug. Available during the day (mostly). Entry updated April 2016.

Name: Debbie Henning
Email: debbiehen@gmail.com
Phone: 410-848-5482
Location: Central Maryland, MD
Positions: any position, can shelley & 4-in-hand
Additional Info: I have been ringing for over 30 years. Co-founder & ringer in the Westminster Ringers, a Maryland Handbell Ensemble. Not available for a rehearsal on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Name: Shirley Bockstahler-Brandt
Email: sjbells@verizon.net
Phone: 301.776.4055
Location: Central Maryland, MD
Positions: best at G3 – B5, can 4iH/shelley
Additional Info: Live in Laurel, Md. Bronze ringer, 15+ years experience. Not available Monday/Thursday nights during the regular season. Work contact info: 240.228.6585, shirley.bockstahler@jhuapl.edu.

Name: Jeanne Wernly
Email: pianopower@gmail.com
Phone: 301-330-5833
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Positions: C4 – C7/C8
Additional Info: I am the handbell director at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. We ring 5 octaves of Malmark bells/chimes. We ring two pieces at worship, once every month, usually level 3 and 4. I can ring any station (except the C3-F3 area) and can shelly/4-in-hand, but don’t get much practice at it, as I am always waving my baton around. (Not available on Mondays – that’s our rehearsal night.)

Name: Lynn Bogovich
Email: lbogovich@comcast.net
Phone: 410.991.3693
Location: Millersville (Annapolis Area), MD
Positions: Anywhere within 5 octaves
Additional Info: Ringing since 1991 in solo/ensemble/choir performance (Bronze Ringer). Artistic Director of “Anacrusis” and Director of 2 handbell choirs (youth and adult) at Community UMC, Crofton, MD. Not available for Wednesday evening rehearsals. Partial to bass or battery positions. Occupation: Professional Percussionist. Work Info: 410.338.4523, lynn@stsci.edu

Name: Kathryn Weinel
Email: kjvw@erols.com
Phone: 410-252-5690
Location: Northern Baltimore, MD
Positions: any
Additional Info: Can ring any position, Shelly four-in-hand, or direct Current Director, so some restrictions on the Sundays available.

Name: Louisa Rettew
Email: lrettew@co.ba.md.us
Phone: 410-666-1992
Location: Northern Baltimore County, MD
Positions: prefer bass (C4 through C5) or low treble (up to G
Additional Info: playing since 1996, with some solo/ensemble work since 2002 – mostly intermediate level choral pieces

Name: Karen Allen
Email: bassringer@yahoo.com
Phone: 301-373-2390
Location: southern maryland, MD
Positions: can play up to C6 on music up to level 4
Additional Info: have been ringing for approx. 11 years, almost always in the bass position. Will play both sacred and secular music. Availability is contingent upon the previous commitments of both our church group and the community group.

Name: Cornelia McKenna
Email: mckenna.home@verizon.net
Phone: 410-561-9489
Location: Towson, MD
Positions: All treble – including 4 in hand
Additional Info: 28 years of experience. 5+ octaves. Solo ringing repertoire for weddings/church worship.

Name: Karen Eggert
Email: kareneggert@comcast.net
Phone: 410-561-9489
Location: Towson, MD
Positions: Anything above G4
Additional Info: Treble specialist, 10 year Distinctly Bronze alum


North Carolina

Name: Alan Alsop
Email: alsop.al@pg.com
Phone: 704-366-0071
Location: Charlotte, NC
Positions: Ringing any position or Directing
Additional Info: I have directed handbell choirs for the past 30 years. I am currently handbell director at St. Stephen UMC on Sardis Road in Charlotte. I can also play any position if needed.

Name: Ed Tompkins
Email: etompkin@aol.com
Phone: 704-821-8392
Location: Charlotte , NC
Positions: All positions
Additional Info: Over 30 years of ringing. Can also sub as director.

Name: Greg Underwood
Email: gregunderwood@hotmail.com
Phone: 704-573-4122
Location: Charlotte, NC
Positions: Any
Additional Info: Church musician (incl. pianist / organist / choir and/or bell director) for 20+ years, ringing for 8 of those. Excellent sight-reader, some experience with treble techniques, more experience with bass. Also can substitute direct or arrange music. Professional accompanist at UNCC: 704-687-4555.

Name: Sarah Sheffield
Email: live2ring@aol.com
Phone: (704) 779-7359
Location: Charlotte, NC
Positions: Any position
Additional Info: Playing for 10+ years, soloing for 6+ years, love to ring!

Name: Katie Clark
Email: kcgolf816@aol.com
Phone: 704-864-7092
Location: Charlotte/Gastonia, NC
Positions: G4A4 and up; can shelley and 4-in-hand
Additional Info: Have rung for 20+ years, directed for 12 (youth and kids), good sight-reader. Availability is pretty limited, but willing to try!

Name: Marshall Jones
Email: mdj411@adelphia.net
Phone: 252-548-0393
Location: Elizabeth City, NC
Positions: can ring anywhere, but prefer bass
Additional Info: Can also direct, currently not at a church. Who knows where God will lead me….

Name: Charlotte McPherson
Email: princessoftides@earthlink.net
Phone: 276-236-5973
Location: Galax (SW VA and/or NW NC), NC
Positions: I can ring just about anything in the 7 octaves or
Additional Info: I haveve been ringing for 23 years (including solo and ensemble) and directing for 9. I currently ring with The Rejoice Ringers of Becks Baptist Church (Debbie Rice, director) and have rung in the Area III Bronze Conference Choir and with American Bronze on tour in Germany and Austria.

Name: Leslie Lewis
Email: icsles@bellsouth.net
Phone: 704-865-8633 (work)
Location: Gastonia & Charlotte, NC
Positions: Any position, but bass preferred
Additional Info: Have been ringing 25+ years and solo ringing 10+ years. Can ring both low bass (B3 and below) and shelley positions.

Name: Allison Keisler
Email: allie_bum99@yahoo.com
Phone: (828) 478-2979
Location: Hickory/Charlotte, NC
Positions: Can ring any position
Additional Info: I direct handbells at a church in Hickory and I am always looking for opportunities to ring. Currently ringing with Queen City Ringers in Charlotte.

Name: Laura Blauch
Email: gedeckt716@alltel.net
Phone: 704-660-6569
Location: Mooresville, NC
Positions: All
Additional Info: Have been ringing for 15+ years, and recently moved from MD, where I was a director and member of 4ih bell quartet for 5 years. Would be happy to ring any position, or sub direct.

Name: Jeannine Bailer
Email: jcbailer@bellsouth.net
Phone: 336-856-1609
Location: Piedmont Triad (Greensboro), NC
Positions: anything
Additional Info: Not available for rehearsals on Sun. evening or Mon. night. Am presently a director at one church and ringer at another.

Name: Michelle Barfield
Email: MickeyMouseMDB@aol.com
Phone: 336.688.6738
Location: Piedmont Triad, NC (High Point), NC
Positions: Any
Additional Info: I have been playing handbells for over 20 years. I can play four-in-hand, and love to sight-read!! My choir rehearses Sunday afternoons, but I would love to help if needed!!

Name: Ann Pearce
Email: ann@pearce.net
Phone: 919-787-4142
Location: Raleigh, NC
Positions: G4-A4 and above
Additional Info: 20+ years ringing and directing.

Name: Blake Long
Email: blake.long.b@bayer.com
Phone: 919-359-5814
Location: Raleigh, NC
Positions: No preference
Additional Info: Looking to sub. Call me.

Name: David A. Brown
Email: dabrown@us.ibm.com
Phone: 919-676-3665
Location: Raleigh, NC
Positions: Any
Additional Info: Experienced, excellent sight-reading, prefer rehearsal if extensive bass or 4-in-hand ringing required. Currently a Director, limited availability most Wednesdays and some Sundays. Additional phone numbers for urgent contact: work 919-486-8918, cell 919-609-0185.

Name: Johanna Saunders
Email: johanna28@earthlink.net
Phone: 919-462-9184
Location: Raleigh, NC
Positions: Treble clef
Additional Info:

Name: Nancy Ritter
Email: nlritter@nc.rr.com
Phone: 919-523-7252
Location: Raleigh, NC
Positions: Any
Additional Info: I have rung for 38 years, directed for 15 years, am very experienced with high treble techniques, and am an excellent sight reader. Have been a member of The Raleigh Ringers for 8 years.

Name: Marcia Payne Wooten
Email: mpwooten1@gmail.com
Phone: 336-469-0391
Location: Greensboro, NC
Positions: G3-C7
Additional Info: Can rehearse on Mon., Tues. or Thurs. evenings.

Name: Elizabeth Perry
Email: darkblond@triad.rr.com
Phone: 336-476-0645
Location: Thomasville, NC
Positions: G-A4 and above
Additional Info: Rang for several years in NoVa area. Not currently ringing in a church choir. Am able to four-in-hand and shelley. Good at sight reading.

Name: Joan Taylor
Email: joantaylormd@gmail.com
Phone: 828-687-9426
Location: Western NC, NC
Positions: G3 or above, experienced 4-in-hand and shelly, do
Additional Info: Sight read well, have played bells for 20+ years. Availability varies, but Sunday usually OK.

Name: Janet Gronosky
Email: belady1@embarqmail.com
Phone: 252-633-4958
Location: New Bern, NC
Positions: C4 – C7 and substitute director
Additional Info: I have been a ringer for 35 years including 5 years in Distinctly Bronze and have directed for 15 years. Not available Tuesday nights as that’s my choir rehearsal time.

Name: Joyce Wolfe
Email:
wolfejoyce28@gmail.com
Phone:
252-299-0981
Location:
Raleigh/Rocky Mount/Wilson/Greenville
Positions:
C4-C8
Additional Info:
Have subbed in choirs for worship services, weddings, concerts, Love to ring! Currently directing 2 choirs, but some Sundays are available.

Name: Jennifer Stearns
Email:
jennifer.s.stearns@gmail.com
Phone: 919-720-6452
Location:
Raleigh
Positions:
Any
Additional Info: 
Over 20 years ringing experience, including bronze level music.

Name: Julie S. Shuford
Email: jsshuford@yahoo.com
Phone: 704-873-0633
Location: Statesville, NC
Positions: Any treble positions
Additional Info: I have been playing handbells for close to 40 years and love it.


Virginia

Name: Bettie Tindall
Email: btindall@ntelos.net
Phone: (504) 363-4224
Location: Waynesboro/Augusta County, VA
Positions: Any
Additional Info: Ringing for 35+ years. Any position. Good at sight reading. Can do Shelley and/or 4-in-hand.

Name: Michael Parker
Email: mikepark22@hotmail.com
Phone: (571) 230-5371
Location: Northern VA
Positions: all positions C2-C5
Additional Info: I’ve been playing for 19 years and very familiar with the bass range. I cover with my group the C3-B3 range in addition to the same range with our chimes. I do well with sight-reading and would love to be a fill in when you need one.

Name: Sarah Kennedy
Email: sarah.kennedy25@gmail.com
Phone: (540) 330-6387
Location: Northern VA
Positions: all positions C3-C8
Additional Info: Can also step in as a substitute director.

Name: Neesa Hart
Email:
neesahart@gmail.com
Phone:
(540) 850-3700
Location:
Fredericksburg, VA
Positions:
C3-B6
Additional Info: 
I have rung for 35 years. I am mostly a bass bell ringer, but can play battery or upper treble with little rehearsal up to level 3 music. Not experienced with Shelly but can 4 in hand. Available Sundays (all day) and Wednesdays.

Name: Candyce Young-Fields
Email: str4wb3ryf13ld5@gmail.com
Phone: (571) 242-2307
Location: Reston, VA
Positions: Any
Additional Info: I’ve been ringing since the sixth grade and I’m 26 now. Handbells is probably my favorite instrument, which says a lot because I’ve played many. I was a Music and Technology major in college so I have a very deep understanding of music theory. Currently I play with my church choir where there are mostly beginner to beginner-intermediate ringers. I’m looking for a little more advanced choirs, too.

Name: Lindsay Hemphill
Email: lrhflute@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 303-5528
Location: Alexandria, VA
Positions: Any
Additional Info: I have been ringing for 20 years. I am looking for subs but can also fill in. I love to ring!

Name: KARI JACOBS
Email: JAKEANDKARI@AOL.COM
Phone: 757-410-4325
Location: CHESAPEAKE, VA
Positions: ANY
Additional Info: HAVE PLAYED FOR 30 YRS, CAN PLAY ANY POSITION, 4-IN-H, SOLO AND DUET RINGING. CURRENTLY DIRECTING AT ST AIDAN’S IN VIRGINIA BEACH.

Name: Lisa Carneal
Email: lildukeshorty@yahoo.com
Phone: (571)215-6386
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Positions: C5 or higher
Additional Info: I have been ringing for 11 years and can ring at an advanced level. I have had a lot of experience with 4-in-hand ringing and a few solo pieces.

Name: Lynn Atkins
Email: larhapsody@gmail.com
Phone: 540-433-2465
Location: Harrisonburg, VA, VA
Positions: Treble, Battery (pretty much from C4-C9)
Additional Info: Hi folks! I’m pretty new to the area, and I love to ring…I have included what i have done in the handbell area below, but I’m a quick sight reader, with the ability to be passionate and bouncy about playing. Feel free to call upon me as you need! 4 years experience with Westminster Concert Bell Choir of Westminster Choir College, Princeton; 2 Years experience, Reverberations Handbell Ensemble, Plumbsteadville, PA; 2 Years Expereince Director of Handbells, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Trenton, NJ.

Name: Maryann Wolfe
Email: marybellwilson@hotmail.com
Phone: (540) 438-1217
Location: Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley, VA
Positions: I’m a bass ringer primarily, but I can play anywhe
Additional Info: I’ve been playing since 1998. I love to ring and am always looking for more ringing opportunities in this area.

Name: Christina Blagg
Email: cwblagg@hotmail.com
Phone: 540-574-2242
Location: Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley, VA, VA
Positions: any
Additional Info: love to ring, can shelley and 4-in-hand, most comfortable in treble clef but can do bass in a pinch

Name: Rhonda Piccolo
Email: inzerpic@aol.com
Phone: (703) 347-6048
Location: Mt. Vernon, Alexandria, VA
Positions: Any (limited on bass due to overuse injury)
Additional Info: Been ringing since childhood, directing since age nineteen. Rang with Tintinnabulation in Las Vegas for over a year, then Harmony Ringers for two, also in Las Vegas. Ring all positions, but am more limited in time I can ring bass bells in rehearsal now due to overuse injury (all of the ringing and subbing I enjoyed so much in Las Vegas). Ring 4 in hand or any combination of techniques. Love ringing with strong ringers, small ensembles, and solo ringing. Am new to the area, and looking for like-minded ringers. I have a 4 octave set of Malmark bells for ringing at home.

Name: Nick Hanson
Email: tintinnabulator@gmail.com
Phone: (949) 278-8560
Location: No. VA (just inside the beltway), VA
Positions: All positions (especially fluent in 4IH, Shelley,
Additional Info: Not available on Sunday evenings. Can sightread Level 1-5 music, any position. Can also hop in as a sub director if needed!

Name: Lolly Mixter
Email: lollym@aol.com
Phone: 703-934-0984
Location: No. Virginia (Oakton/Fairfax/Vienna), VA
Positions: anywhere within E4 – G6
Additional Info: Unavailable Wed nights(Sept to May) or Thurs. nights

Name: Jennifer Hendrix
Email: dzjhendrix@juno.com
Phone: 703-820-4610
Location: Northern Virginia, VA
Positions: Can play any position
Additional Info: Have played bells for 15 years, available to sub, can play any position, shelly and four-in-hand.

Name: Linda Hemphill
Email: wrdzmzk@gmail.com
Phone: 703-370-8270
Location: Northern Virginia, VA
Positions: 5s, 6s, and 7s
Additional Info: I am a director and often LOOKING for subs, but could fill in for an occasional rehearsal!

Name: Rebecca Bostron
Email: becc144@gmail.com
Phone: 410-442-3609
Location: Northern Virginia, VA
Positions: C4 and up! Can play 4-in-hand and shelly.
Additional Info: I have two pet rabbits and teach elementary general music!

Name: Greg Guinther
Email: iringem@verizon.net
Phone: 804-651-0022
Location: Richmond, VA
Positions: Any and all
Additional Info: Good sight-reader. 6-year DB Alum.

Name: Matthew Prins
Email: mdprins@yahoo.com
Phone:
Location: Richmond, VA
Positions: Anything that does not require me to read treble l
Additional Info: Ringing for 10 years; directing for 3 years. Can sightread most level 3 and 4 music at near performance level. Tuesdays and Thursdays not available for practices. Can be substitute director if needed.

Name: Sue Atkins
Email: sueatkins@netscape.com
Phone: 804-276-3394 (home); 804-240-2318 (cell)
Location: Richmond, VA
Positions: Any
Additional Info: Member of the James River Ringers for the past five years. Two year alumni of the Area III Bronze Conference Choir, two year alumni of Distinctly Bronze.

Name: Karen Eggert
Email: kareneggert@comcast.net
Phone: 410-414-3019
Location: Southern Maryland, N. Virginia, Washington, D.C., VA
Positions: Any position G4 or above, most experience in upper
Additional Info:

Name: Dawn Mosteller
Email: dcm_1103_sew@cox.net
Phone: 703-866-3757
Location: Springfield (Northern Virginia – DC suburbs), VA
Positions: G4 up to top of Treble,
Additional Info: 16 years bell ringing experience, can read music, and kinf of play piano. Have rung solo’s and many ensembles. Most familiar with C6 on up, including shelly and 4-in-hand, often ring two positions during rehearsals. Would prefer one rehearsal before a performance, especially if doing level 5 music. Love to play bells!

Name: Chris Davis
Email: davisct@gmail.com
Phone: 540.448.1260
Location: Staunton/Shenandoah Valley, VA
Positions:
Additional Info:

Name: Bill Ahlman
Email: billahlman@aol.com
Phone: (757) 254-7547
Location: Tidewater Area-Williamsburg/Newport News/Hampton, VA
Positions: I am most comfortable in bass but I can ring any p
Additional Info: I have been a handbell/chime ringer and director for about 30 years. I will be living in Williamsburg beginning the end of June, 2007. I am looking forward to becoming involved in Area III activities.

Name: douglas duggan
Email: douglas.duggan@verizon.net
Phone: 757-4168782
Location: virginia beach va, VA
Positions: all but 4-in-hand
Additional Info: been ringing for 25+ years….former meber of 6 years with Virginia Handbell Consort.. just give me 24 hours notice and I can be there…:)

Name: Dottie Tweedie
Email: hatdpt1@verizon.net
Phone: (804) 357-9810 (cell)
Location: Richmond, VA
Positions: G3 and above
Additional Info: Director of the James River Ringers. DB attendee for almost every year since it’s inception. Too short & not enough muscle to fluidly ring the low bass, but can do everything else.

Name: Wayne Hicks
Email: cozy678@yahoo.com
Phone: (757) 660-6143
Location: Newport News, VA (Hampton Roads area)
Positions: Everything except top table 4-in-hand
Additional Info: Sight-Read Level 5+. 11+ years with Virginia Handbell Consort. 2012 Distinctly Bronze East. 2013 Virtuoso Inaugural Event.

Name: Joyce Thoreson
Email: joycethoreson@gmail.com
Phone: (402) 319-3873
Location: S.W. Virginia – around the Bluefield VA / WV
Positions: 4’s and 5’s some 6’s
Additional Info: Really new to the area and would like to get back into ringing and get to know the area.


Delaware

Name: Ruthie Toole
Email: rtoole@udel.edu
Phone: 831-4004 (W) 731-5436 (H)
Location: Newark, DE,
Positions: Anything, except bottom 2 bass positions
Additional Info: I ring with the Wilmington Handbell Ensemble, founded by Michael Helman and now directed by Kerry Dietz. I also ring with Newark United Methodist Church’s First State Ringers. I have been ringing handbells since 1970 and have rung with the Bronze Conference Choir and the All Star Festival Choir for several years.

Name: Christine Fox
Email: dr_fox77@hotmail.com
Phone: (302) 519-2136
Location: Lewes, DE
Positions: All treble positions
Additional Info: I’ve played bells for over 30 years. Can play any position except bass bells because of a problem with my back.

Name: Maggie Montgomery
Email: ringerabel@aol.com
Phone: 484-432-1303
Location: Secane, PA
Positions: All- including lower bass
Additional Info: Ringing for 28 years. Member of Wilmington Handbell Ensemble and First State Ringers in Newark, DE. Member of Distinctly Bronze and have taught at area festivals in DE and PA. Love handbells!


Washington, D.C.

Name: Patricia Lane
Email: pplane@jhu.edu
Phone: 301-625-3256
Location: Silver Spring, MD (near D.C.)
Positions: any; can 4iH/shelley
Additional Info: Ringing since 2004. Currently ringing with Forcey Bible Church (any position), Ft Myer Chapel Ringers E4F4, Trinity Lutheran Heavenly Handbells F3-B3, Colonial Ringers E6E7-F6F7. Main musical experience is on trombone (since 1969), currently in church orchestra. Not available for evening rehearsals Mon or Thurs or Sun Sep-Nov. Sunday AM availability: Limited (case-by-case basis) for Sep-May, available Jun-Aug. Available during the day (mostly). Entry updated Sep 2013.