The Triad Ringers, a four-octave Malmark handbell choir, is one of the many outreach ministries of Triad Baptist Church. The choir began in 2008 with the purpose of performing music that would encourage, inspire, and most of all, point people toward Jesus Christ.
The Triad Ringers play regularly at Triad Baptist Church, as well as, provide music at local community events.
Handbells were first introduced in the United Stated in the early 1900’s. Since then, the number of arrangers, ringers, available handbell music, and handbell enthusiasts have grown. New techniques and ways to play the handbells are constantly being added to the already diverse list, making handbell choirs interesting, challenging, and fun to watch.
This dedicated group of approximately 16 ringers (including substitutes) represents a wide range of ages, music experiences, and careers—from teachers, musicians, accountants, legal professionals, contractors and more. Many of the ringers’ musical gifts extend beyond bells to the areas of: pianist, vocalist, instrumentalist—trumpet, clarinet, flute, baritone, and violin.
The Triad Ringers meet and rehearse every Monday evening from about 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The rehearsals are open to anyone who would like to step in and listen. New ringers are always welcome! As a new ringer, come already comfortable at reading music and then we’ll teach you the proper techniques of playing handbells.
**Our Triad Ringers enjoyed a night at Hospice House in Lexington. They performed a special Christmas handbell concert for the families while there.