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We believe that one of the secrets to our success has been in that motto. From the youngest to the oldest and the lowest level beginner to the most elite professional, every member of the Stafford Regional Handbell Society matters. Our 7,000 square foot rehearsal and performance center as well as our extensive inventory of handbells is at the disposal of every member, every hour of the day. Our entire staff is available to help you in your journey to becoming a happier, healthier and skilled handbell musician. It's not just our motto, it's how we live.
Your participation in the Stafford Handbell Society is so much more than just a membership. We are developing entirely new methods of reaching a larger audience, we are changing young lives through a love of handbells, and we are truly a fellowship of ringers. We look forward to welcoming you into the family.
I started playing handbells at my church in third grade and continued playing through high school. I didn’t have an opportunity to play bells as much while I was in college and after, and I missed it greatly. When we moved to Fredericksburg in 2017, I was teaching a night class at the UMW StaFford campus and saw a poster about the Stanford Regional Handbell Society. I hadn’t gotten involved with any musical opportunities in the area yet so I could adjust to a new city and a new job, but SRHS was the first group I contacted after my self-imposed one-semester adjustment period, and it was the best decision I could have made. I’ve been able to connect with passionate musicians who are also amazing human beings. I’ve even recruited my husband to join the group, even though he had never played handbells before. Playing bells is a way for me to make music and be part of a wonderful community at the same time, and it’s been so fun to watch the group grow even in the few years I have been involved with it! I will also never forget the opportunity this group provided me to arrange and perform my first-ever handbell piece, “Ham[bell]ton.”
Dr. Melissa Wells
Stafford Handbell Society Member
"We Want to be a part of helping you become a member of our growing handbell family. come join the fun and discover the joy we experiene each and every week wherePhillip Wayne Lanier (Musical Director)
Every ringer counts"