Are you an advanced handbell ringer with the talent, ambition, and the commitment to join Sarasota’s only elite ringing ensemble – Ring Sarasota.

Auditions for open positions are held annually in the spring and the most qualified 16 ringers are selected. The ringers are not paid for their activities.

Auditions will be conducted by the Music Director and qualified assistant, and consist of four main sections:

A written questionnaire covering personal background and basic handbell notation.

Rhythm exercises.

Ensemble ringing. All auditionees will be asked to ring a given selection. Sight-reading, proper form and technique will be judged.

A conversation with the Musical Director and assistant about the group’s expectations.

Successful applicants will be required to commit to the choir for one year, including regular weekly rehearsals, Monday evenings 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and all concert appearances.

Download the application form here.