AREA 4 HANDCHIME LOAN PROGRAM
Handbells and Handchimes are great way to teach anyone to read music without all the fuss of teaching fingering, intonation, embouchure, etc. An exciting way to teach group dynamics and team concepts. Quick and easy successful performances!
The Board of the Handbell Musicians of America, Area 4 encourages schools, churches and community organizations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and Virgin Islands to develop music education programs to include handchimes. To support the development of these music education programs, Area 4 offers the loan of a three-octave set of Chimes for the period of one academic year beginning August 1 and ending June 30. Three recipients are selected by committee from the applications submitted by the posted deadline.
The deadline for the 2018-2019 school year application is March 30, 2018.
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Download 2018-2019 Chime Loan Application
The recipients of our three octaves chime sets for the 2017-2018 school year were:
Scott Beck from Keens Crossing Elementary School in Windermere, FL
Scott is a very active in handbells, playing with “Magic of Bronze” and working with church youth handbells. He plans to use chimes with his 5th grade music classes to help with music reading and working together as an ensemble and in an after school performing group.
Paula Summers from Oakleaf Village Elementary School in Orange Park, FL
Paula plans to use her set of chimes with 4th, 5th, and 6th grade music classes to reinforce music reading and a 6th grade extracurricular performing ensemble. She has wanted to add handchimes to her school for several years. Paula already has as drum club and an Orff ensemble and is excited to add a handchime ensemble to those afterschool activities.
Erin Bromely from Newington Elementary School in Summerville, SC
Erin is an active handbell ringer and has taught handbells in previous teaching positions. She jumped at the chance to be able to incorporate handchimes in her 4th and 5th grade music classes for the coming year. Erin hopes to be able to encourage the purchase of chimes or handbells for her school. Her desire is to also have an afterschool performing ensemble.
Congratulations to these very deserving recipients! We look forward to seeing what happens at these three school over the next school year. Stay tuned for updates. We hope you will also pass this information along to others that would benefit from having chimes in their schools for 2018-19 school year.
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Contact Marcia Brantley for more information