Educational Outreach

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*************** 2019 Events*************
Oct 22, 2019
Tue 6:30 PM
Durham Library
7 Maple Ave
Durham, CT 06422
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Nov 2, 2019
Sat 11:00 AM
Salem Free Public Library
264 Hartford Rd
Salem, CT 06420
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Nov 12, 2019
Tue 6:30 PM
Chester Meeting House
4 Liberty St
Chester, CT
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*************** 2020 Events*************
Jan 14, 2020
Tue 7:00 PM
McLean Retirement Community
75 Great Pond Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
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Mar 31, 2020
Tue 7:00 PM
Wallingford Library
200 N Main St.
Wallingford, CT 06492
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Apr 21, 2020
Tue 6:30 PM
Enfield Public Library
104 Middle Rd
Enfield, CT 06082
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Our Education Program

Shoreline Ringers is excited to offer a new educational program that can be used at libraries, assisted living and community centers, etc.  We will present the history of bells, the various techniques used when playing, demonstrate by playing a few songs, and even have hands on audience participation.   To receive a quote, please complete the contact form. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and volunteer ensemble, you can be assured that the entire fee will go solely toward advancing professional handbell music!

Meriden Public Library

Meriden Public Library was delighted to host the Shoreline Ringers on March 16, 2019. The Shoreline Ringers brought their bells, knowledge and talent to not only teach us about the bells, but entertained us with their music. Everyone had a wonderful time! Don’t hesitate to book the Shoreline Ringers – they are excellent!

-Alexis Burgess, Meriden Public Library

Shoreline Ringers in Southington

The Shoreline Ringers were incredibly informative, engaged the audience with a hands on activity and were so fun to watch. Definitely a program to book!

– Elizabeth (Liz) Chubet, Adult Programming, Southington Library

Meriden Public Library presents “Handbells Rock” by the Shoreline Ringers

Mobby tells the story of Handbells in the United States
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On March 16, 2019, 5 members of the Shoreline Ringers presented an educational program at the Meriden Public Library.

Handbells at the North Haven Library

In February of 2019, Shoreline Ringers presented a class at the North Haven Library on Handbell Ringing, History, and Physics. Those in attendance watched the 6 ringers perform a short piece, and then had the opportunity to do some ringing of their own!

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Handbell Education: Old Saybrook

February 2019, Members of the Shoreline Ringers present to some enthusiastic learners at the old Saybrook Library

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Libraries Rock! Handbell Education at Waterford Library

“Libraries Rock”:  August 2018
Summer reading theme for 2018

Shoreline Ringers provided an evening program on Monday, August 13th at the Waterford library on the history of bells, the history of handbells, how handbells were introduced to the United States and how they are made. The evening also included a demonstration of handbell ringing and audience participation. Many in the audience had heard handbells before, but this program educated them in the history and ringing techniques they had not heard before, which they found most interesting.

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