Ringer Auditions & Membership Requirements

Would you or someone you know like to be a Gateway Ringer?

Ringer auditions are held on the first Sunday of August on odd numbered years, and are open to all interested handbell ringers. Auditions consist of both individual and group sight reading.

If you're interested in joining us, or just sitting in on a rehearsal and finding out more, please email us at info@gatewayringers.org

Those wishing to audition should meet the following criteria:

  • Have experience playing difficult music (Gateway plays up through AGEHR level 5/6 music), including proficiency in a wide variety of handbell techniques
  • Be willing to travel periodically with the choir
  • Pay membership dues
  • Purchase uniforms
  • Attend rehearsals (usually 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays)
  • ... be just a tad crazy!