Hand Bells produce some of the most beautiful and distinctive music to glorify God. To ring a handbell, the ringer moves it in such a way that the clapper strikes the inside surface of the bell, usually holding it against his or her shoulder, bell upwards, and then swinging the bell to cause the clapper to strike the casting. The tone of the bell will continue to resonate, fading softly until it stops completely or the ringer stops it by damping the bell with a hand or on the body or a padded surface.
The Grand Valley Memorial Hand Bell Choir practices every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.(except in the summer). We enjoy hearing them play during Sunday worship.