The sixth level of Handbell instruction and the premier student ensemble for the Stafford Regional Handbell Society. Students who achieve this level wear the black achievement belt and are able to hone their advanced skills learned either in the Strikepoint or Resonance group or from prior outside music instruction. This Advanced student ensemble is for mature youth ringers in grades 6 - 12 and play advanced handbell literature grade 3+ through 6. Students are placed in this ensemble by audition only. For those who wish to audtion and have not completed our previous levels of instruction should have advanced music reading and good sightreading skills. In addition those without previous handbell experience must complete a handbell techniques workshop.