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Handbell Choir

The Bethany United Methodist Church Handbell Choir was begun in 1987 and consists of 13 full-time ringers manipulating five octaves of Schulmerich Handbells and four octaves of Malmark Hand Chimes.  The “Ding-a-Lings” are celebrating 36 years of handbell ringing at Bethany.  The Bell Choir plays weekly as part of Bethany’s worship service.


The Ding-a-Lings are often accompanied by other instruments including piano, organ, flute, harmonica, trumpet, oboe, and vocals.  They have participated in regional and statewide Handbell Workshops and concerts and are a community favorite with their annual Holiday Concert the second Sunday of December.  Over the years forty-nine individuals have been a part of the choir; several original members are still active in the group and part-time Ashe County residents participate in the summer.


Rehearsals:  Wednesdays at 5:00 pm

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