Gateway Musicians

Chuck Peery, Director

Chuck Peery began directing the Gateway Ringers for the Spring, 2008 season. Chuck is the organist for Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Webster Groves. He taught public school choral music for 28 years in Ohio after having studied choral music education, organ, and composition at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. Chuck has handbell music published by the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, and has written works on commission for churches in Ohio, Florida, Georgia and New York, as well as for the bell choir of the University of Southern Mississippi, and the Cincinnati Brass Band. In more recent years, Chuck has completed eight years of private study in harp with Ulrike Brinksmeier, chair of the harp department at the Cincinnati Conservatory.


Gateway Ringers group photo

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Current Members

(♩ indicates charter members)

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Past Directors

Wim Blees (1995–1997) Mark W. Lawson (1997–2003) Nancy Helmich (2004–2007)

Past Members

Curtis Armstrong Laurel Bales Marcia Barber
Dolan Bayless Beth Beattie ♩ Jan Blees
♩ Wim Blees (Founder) Jill Dean Jan Ebeler
Tim Forbis Kevin Gale Hellen Gillespie
Kevon Hall Marcia Hansen Cynthia Harris
♩ Janice Hitchcock ♩ Sally Johnson ♩ Karl Kay
♩ Dub Koon Ginny Lawson Kit Lamar
Jason McGinnis Karen Mild Anne Miller
♩ Allison Nalesnik ♩ Georgia O’Brien ♩ Candy Parson
Janet Petersen Michelle Robbins Wendy Shaw
Donna Skeen Kelly Stohl Andrea Stramler
✝ Joyce Suttle ✝ Laurie Underwood Steve Upton
Crystal Wagner Bruce Walker ♩ Marcia Worcester
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