This weekend, Amy and Wendy were invited to participate in Bellfest 2007 at The Master's College.  Christine Anderson taught a bell class for small groups, ensembles, and solos.  Amy and Wendy prepared a beautiful piece to share at the concert at the end of the day. (Click on the image to watch the video)



What's amazing is that the girls accomplished this using two inexpensive sets of children's bells. If you've ever seen or rung one of these bells - where the clapper can go in any direction - you will know how hard it is to get one of these bells to ring only once or on queue. Amy and Wendy perfected a technique that allowed them to do this well, and they were an inspiration to everyone present.  I'm very proud of them..

I'm also very appreciative of Mrs. Anderson for her kindness and invitation and inspiration to my children.

You can visit Christine Anderson's web site at Voices in Bronze

Discussion/Comments (4):

Amy & Wendy perform at Bellfest 2007 at Master’s College

Wow, wish I could have been there! M.

Posted at 11/12/2007 8:54:27 PM by Michael Sampson


Amy & Wendy perform at Bellfest 2007 at Master’s College

Very beautiful and moving. Just confirms my believe that music is a perfect avenue for demonstrating the value of creativity and thinking laterally or, in the overused parlance of some businesses, "outside the box". Please convey my appreciation to Amy & Wendy. Their performance is quite inspiring.

Posted at 12/3/2007 11:04:25 PM by Rick Ladd


re: Amy & Wendy perform at Bellfest 2007 at Master’s College

Rick, I will pass along your kind words to Amy & Wendy. I'm very proud of them. They actually did the whole thing from memory at home, however, they were nervous about playing in front of a large audience, so I told them to use the music if it made them feel more comfortable. I think if they did it again, they would skip the music as it was a distraction. They put that whole presentation together themselves (including mom's table cloth) Kathy and I had little to do with it.

Posted at 12/3/2007 11:18:03 PM by Eric Mack


Amy & Wendy perform at Bellfest 2007 at Master’s College

Thanks for sharing this, Eric. Please pass on my hearty congratulations to Amy and Wendy for a beautiful and skillful performance! Merry Christmas to you all-

Valerie

Posted at 12/20/2007 10:11:18 AM by Valerie



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