2018 Auditions

Rezound! Handbell Ensemble will be holding auditions for the 2018 performance year on January 20, 2018.

Auditions consist of rhythm and technique drills as well as ensemble ringing and a personal interview.

For more information, email contact@rezound.org or call 816-866-RING (7464).

Rezound!, Kansas City's auditioned community handbell ensemble, maintains a year-round concert schedule throughout the KC metropolitan area. In addition, the ensemble has performed with the Kansas City Symphony on the Christmas Festival Concerts for the past six years and typically sets out on a one-week tour in June.

If you are an experienced, bronze-level handbell musician looking for a challenging and exhilarating performance ensemble, please contact us with any questions.

To discover more about the ensemble, find Rezound! Handbell Ensemble on Facebook and YouTube.

Time Commitment

will be comparable to the current year’s

(shown below)

Weekly rehearsals – Thursday evenings from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at Lutheran High School (12411 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO  64145).

Monthly general membership meetings will fall on the second Thursday of the month following rehearsal.

Personal Study/Preparation – Is expected on a weekly basis. Any areas of concern should be expressed to your section leader for sectional work outside of regular rehearsal. You will have the building passcode and a key to access the bell room on your own time.

Concert Venues – We typically meet two hours before the concert time and it takes approximately an hour after each concert for teardown and loading. Each member of the ensemble is expected to help load and unload the trailer at Lutheran High School. Travel and time off work will be expected.

Known Dates for 2017:

Jan 26          Thur          6:30-9:30pm         First Rehearsal

•Rehearsals are every Thursday unless otherwise noted

Feb 2            Thur                                       No Rehearsal

Feb 3-4         Fri-Sat      6pm-5pm              Boot Camp #1 overnight

Feb 17           Fri            7:00pm                 Private Clinic with Kevin McChesney

Feb 18           Sat           all day                 Ring in the Spring (optional)

Feb 27           Mon          6:30-9:30pm        Boot Camp #1.1

Mar 13           Mon          6:30-9:30pm        Boot Camp #1.2

April 10          Mon          6:30-9:30pm        Rehearsal (make up for Easter)

April 13          Thur                                      No Rehearsal

April 21           Fri          Call time: 5:00pm   Concert

April 22           Sat         Call time 5:00pm    Concert

April 23           Sun        Call time 1:00pm    Concert

April 28           Fri           evening               Resonate Set up

April 29           Sat          all day                 Resonate with concert

June 17          Sat          TOUR                  leave for tour; concert in Fort Dodge, Iowa

June 18          Sun                                   concert in Hastings, NE

June 19          Mon                                  concert in Cheyenne, WY

June 20          Tue                                   travel day

June 21          Wed                                  concert in Denver, CO

June 22          Thur                                  concert in Colby, KS

June 23           Fri                                    concert in Junction City, KS

June 24           Sat                                   Head home to Kansas City

Aug 24            Thur                                   Rehearsal start up again

Sept 9             Sat         9am-4pm             Boot Camp #2

Sept 25           Mon        6:30-9:30pm        Rehearsal

Oct 21             Sat          9am-4pm            Boot Camp #3

Oct 27             Fri           evening               Show-Me Ring set up

Oct 28             Sat          all day                 Show-Me Ring with mini concert

Nov 20            Mon         6:30-9:30pm       Rehearsal (make up for Thanksgiving)

Nov 23            Thur                                    No Rehearsal

Dec 1                Fri          5:00pm                Concert

Dec 2                Sat         5:00pm                Concert

Dec 3                Sun        1:00pm                Concert

Dec 4                Mon        4:30pm               Concert at Salvation Army

Dec 12 – 19      Tues – Tues (pending)      Performances with Kansas City Symphony