Spring is a time of change. The snow melts and leaves come out on the trees. For Back Bay Ringers, spring is a time of giving, in which we give back to organizations in the Boston area that are change makers in our community. To celebrate all the change of the spring season, we are releasing a new video of Metamorphosis by Michael Helman (see below).

BBR believes in the power of music education to make change for our children. Each year, Back Bay Ringers donates a two-octave set of Malmark Choirchimes to a Boston-area school at the Boston Handbell Festival. We hope a donation of a set of choirchimes will provide a valuable resource for one of our local schools. The next donation will occur at the 12th annual Boston Handbell Festival, May 15, 2018.

The 2017 recipient, Michael Amaral of Danvers Public Schools, said, “This contribution to the Willis E. Thorpe Elementary School music program will provide new and exciting opportunities for the next generation of musicians and foster their creative experiences for years to come!”

If you know a music teacher who would benefit from a new set of handchimes, please forward this information and direct them to our chime donation websitefor more information and to submit an application. This year’s deadline is Sunday, April 1, 2018.

In past newsletters, you read about our concerts supporting the Boston Living Center. Tickets to these concerts are now on sale via our ticketing website. You can also RSVP and donate to the Boston Handbell Festival at this link.

Can’t wait to see you this spring!

Donna Matson
Executive Director

BBR’s new video of Metamorphosis by Michael Helman.
RSVP and donate to the Boston Handbell Festival here.