Handbell Musicans of America Chime in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's Newscenter) --- Bells will be ringing in Duluth this weekend as the Handbell Musicans of America showcase their unique talents at their biennial concerts.

The group began rehearsing Thursday night and will be perfecting their chimes throughout the weekend.

There are four different division bell ringers– the tins, the coppers, copper plus, and bronze.

Each ringer is responsible for different bells that they have to ring to create a certain sound.

More than five hundred ringers will be joining forces for a weekend of learning, ringing, and friendship.

"It's a group effort and you really get to know the other people and the ability to be able to work together. That's what I like the best," says Anita Fraundorf, Area 7 Festival Chair.

The group will be performing tonight at seven at the DECC and again on Sunday at 1:30 PM.

There will be a free will offering on Sunday with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross to assist with flood relief in the Northland.

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