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February 23, 2016

To start our eighth year of ringing for audiences across Oklahoma, we thought we needed some new photos of our artists and a few pictures of the entire ensemble. After a massive calendar search to find a date on which twenty people could agree, we are thrilled to show...

February 12, 2016

We are excited to announce that the people of Oklahoma have voted ​Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble #1 Non-Profit Organization in the So6ix Magazine 2015 Okie Honor Awards!


The readers fo So6ix Magazine used a text voting system to nominate and then vote for w...

February 5, 2016

OCHE is so excited to be starting 2016 with a new address. If you would like to drop us a line or send a donation, please update your address book to:

 

Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble

PO Box 20857

Oklahoma City, OK 73156-0857

 

 

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

February 5, 2016

We caught up with founding member Cheryl Scott and asked her what her favorite Christmas traditions are. Here is what Cheryl had to say:

 

Usually the weekend before Christmas my dad would bring in a living tree no matter what country we were stationed in.  The pungent s...

October 28, 2015

We cannot begin to thank everyone who attend Not Jut Another Workshop on Saturday, Octobe 25, 2015. We had an amazing turnout and even better feedback. Based on the numbers and the surveys it was a huge success. However, we thought about asking a few of our teachers wh...

September 25, 2015

Continuing involvement in music is a good way to remain active both socially and mentally. Music is the one activity that uses both sides of your brain at the same time. Ringing handbells creates a firing process in your mind that no other activity can do. Many of us d...

August 8, 2015

 

Earlier today, the board of directors for CORD (Central Oklahoma Ringers & Directors) made the difficult decision to disband their organization after twenty-five years of delivering exceptional educational workshops and festivals to handbell and handchime ringers acro...

July 23, 2015

On July 21, 2015, the board of directors for Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble met with the sad duty of accepting the resignation of the Ensemble's seven-year artistic director Silver Woodbury.

 

Since the fall of 2008, Silver has led our Ensemble through many changes, con...

July 15, 2015

Okay. So there really aren't any new newsletter experiences that we can achieve as a society. Electronic and print newsletters have been around for more years than many of us care to admit. However, most newsletters tend to be too long and contain only mildly interesti...

July 6, 2015

This past May, I was invited by Venita MacGorman to travel with the St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church team to Jamaica on a music mission trip. Our goal was to equip the local congregations with enough music reading skills to make use of their new Caribbean hymnal o...

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