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Capital Ringers Orientation Saturday, January 15 now on Zoom

Interested in finding out more about Capital Ringers? Our next orientation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 15. We have switched to a Zoom event, rather than in person.

You will learn more about ringing and non-ringing volunteer opportunities. Pre-registration is required by January 10; email our artistic director, Linda Simms, or Judy Peterson if you are interested and to receive the Zoom link.

Consider joining Delmarva’s premier community handbell ensemble

Capital Ringers are planning a live Christmas show, “We Need a Little Christmas”¬† Our spring show will be “Handbells Rock!” featuring arrangements of the Beatles, Beach Boys, Queen, and others.

If you are 18, can read music, and enjoy live musical performances, you should consider joining us. There are also opportunities for non-ringing volunteers (at right).

Maybe you are already playing in a church group and would like to try spreading your wings musically. However, previous handbell experience is not necessarily required. We also have a beginner-to-intermediate group, Bay2Bay Ringers.

A commitment to Capital Ringers is rigorous but rewarding. During rehearsal season (fall and late winter), Capital Ringers rehearse at least two hours every Sunday afternoon. Members are expected to help out in other areas that reflect their personal interests such as equipment maintenance, publicity, mentoring newer ringers, community outreach, and other opportunities.

Opportunities for non-ringing volunteers, too

While our ringers are important, there is a lot going on behind the scenes to make our live shows and recordings successful. We especially need volunteers to join our tech team that focuses on sound, video and lights. But we also welcome people to help with publicity, set design, administrative help, and more.

Interested? Please contact Linda Simms, Artistic Director

Capital Ringers’ membership handbook and policies

Please take the time to review our membership handbook (right), application forms, and policy appendices to those policies (far right). If you have any technical issues with the handbook or attachments, please contact our webmaster,

Membership handbook

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Application forms and appendices to handbook

Here are applications for ringers and non-ringers, as well as appendices to the membership handbook which are important to the organization and included separately here.

Ringer application

Non-ringer volunteer application

Anti-discrimination policy

Anti-harassment policy

Member signoff on policies 

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