Although we are often caught up in thinking about how we can expand the range of our handbell sets and always wanting to go lower, lower, lower.... these wondferfully musical and delightful videos by Larry and Carla Sue are proof that 8 handbells can be enough! Clearly the portability of only 8 bells, 2 music stands and 2 ringers is attractive, but also it looks to be a great way to spend quality time with one other person. Rehearsal absences? Not likely. Personality conflicts? Probably not. Space issues? Never! Enchant your audience? You betcha!
So, remember if you've got 2 octaves or 6 octaves of bells you've also got the flexibility of ringing only 8 bells and enjoying music and ringing!