Circle City Ringers

Auditions: Open auditions for the Circle City Ringers take place throughout the year. To book the group or to find out more about joining contact us via email or call (317) 250-2126.

Director:  Michael Keller has been the director of the Circle City Ringers since the ensemble formed in the fall of 2004. He also conducts the Wesleyan Ringers at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Originally from Peru, Indiana, Michael is a graduate of Indiana State University where he was selected Drum Major of the ISU Marching Band. He is recognized for his conviction that “making music should be fun”and enjoys serving as a guest conductor and clinician to  other ensembles.

Education:  One of the primary missions of the Circle City Ringers is education. We want to teach people about handbells and about music. Would you like us to come and work with your group? We can come to your ensemble/clinic/festival and teach classes on all aspects of handbell performance.  Contact us for more information.

Here are some resources you also may find helpful.

The History of English Handbell Ringing

Handbell Notation Symbols & Definitions

Handbell Notation Guide & Difficulty Levels (from the Handbell Musicians of America)

27 – Rhythm Exercises by Daniel Laberge