Auditioning for the
We hold annual auditions for the group. If you are interested in getting information about the next round, email email@example.com.
Virginia Bronze (VAB) is an advanced community ensemble based in Northern Virginia that strives to give high quality performances and promotes the art of handbell ringing in the DMV through workshops, festivals, and other ringing events. VAB will ring two concert cycles per year, in December and the spring, with additional performances by Resonances, our small group ensemble. The organization recruits musicians seeking the challenge of performing advanced handbell repertoire. All ringers are expected to grow and maintain their skills as handbell musicians. Selection of repertoire for each concert cycle is based on themes selected by the Music Director. Performing the level of music selected for VAB requires skill and preparation outside of rehearsal. Additional opportunities for ringers looking for a more challenging and intense performance may be offered through small ensemble pieces performed as part of standard concert programming. VAB rehearses for 2 1/2 hours every Tuesday night in Alexandria, VA.
Applying for Resonances
Want to be a part of the Virginia Bronze organization, but are unable to commit to weekly rehearsals or a full season? Join the roster for Resonances, our “on-demand” ensemble. Applications for the Resonances roster are open to all experienced handbell musicians regardless of geographic location. If you are interested, please fill out the Resonances Application form on this site.
Each time a performance opportunity comes up, we will send out a call to all members on the roster, who will then choose whether or not to accept that opportunity. Performance opportunities can range from full ensemble performances to quartets and other small ensembles. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2023 National Bell Festival
St. John’s Church- Lafayette Square - Sunday, January 1, 2023
Other Resonances Performances