Eureka First United Methodist Church

Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors

Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.

2019 Bell Choir Summer Camp!

WHAT: A chance to learn about English Handbells and learn to ring

in a bell choir.

WHEN: Monday 7/22 through Friday 7/26

WHERE: Eureka First United Methodist Church, at the corner of F and Del Norte streets.

WHO: Aspiring musicians! This camp is open to students and adults who want to try a

new instrument. We ask that students be at least 10 years old. Due to the short

time frame to prepare for our concert, a basic familiarity with reading music is necessary.

TIME: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

ACTIVITIES: Campers will learn how to ring handbells, including various special techniques; we will play rhythm and music notation games; we will rehearse and prepare a musical program for families and friends; we will make new friends and share fun and laughter!!

THEME: Disney music is our theme this year. So grab your “ears”

and get ready for some fun!

CONCERT: Our culminating activity will be a summer bell choir concert on Friday evening, July 26, for family and friends. In addition to the summer camp ringers, the Bella Norte Bells will also be

performing a few numbers. The concert will be at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary.

*This bell choir camp is offered at no cost to attendees.

NEW THIS YEAR: The afternoon session for more advanced bell ringers will focus on learning some 12-bell pieces that we can then play at a senior center on Friday afternoon. We will also share our tunes at the concert.

Time of the afternoon sessions TBD, depending on interest.

RSVP: In order to plan music, etc, please contact Linda Dionne at 707.497.6554 or

408.406.3738 to make a reservation. Campers need to be able to attend all

5 days, as well as perform in the evening concert.


Summer Bell Camp 2019