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12th Annual Scottish Schools Ring - 12th May 2011

Added on 12 May 2011

12th Annual Scottish Schools Ring 2011

Schools with handbells, handchimes or belleplates are invited to take part in the 12th Annual Scottish Schools Ring - an
exciting afternoon of music-making with pupils from schools from around the country.

This will be held on Thursday 12th May 2011 in Newton Primary School, Dunblane.

This is always a hugely enjoyable and rewarding afternoon of music making. Ringers will work together on 3 pieces of music for massed ringing -
this music will be provided at no cost to the schools, and may be freely duplicated for each participating school's use (to
provide plenty of time for preparation this music will be sent out well in advance of the event).

There is also an opportunity for individual groups to play a piece on their own, if they so wish. Ringing will begin at 1.15pm and finish at

Making music through ringing instruments involves pupils in visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning, making it attractive to pupils, and being a group instrument the spirit of interdependence and teamwork is fostered.

Participants at the Scottish Schools Ring will be able to arrive from 12 noon - space will be provided for ringers to have their packed lunch prior to the ringing beginning at 1.15pm. There will be a short interval during which refreshments will be provided for all participants. There is no cost to participants for refreshments or music. These costs are met by the Scottish Regional Association of the Handbell Ringers of Great Britain (, the national charity supporting making music with handbells, handchimes and belleplates.

We are very grateful to the Headteacher of Newton Primary School, for kindly making school premises available for the event. There will be souvenir handbell pencils, erasers, rulers, notebooks available for sale on the day so ringers may wish to bring money to spend.

School Address: Newton Primary School, Newton Crescent, Dunblane  FK15 0DZ
Telephone:                01786 824484         

If your school is intending participating in this event please contact Lysbeth Wilson - the sooner you apply, the sooner your school will get the free music. 


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