The Handbell Ensemble rehearses weekly for an hour and plays in morning worship services monthly. Moderate music-reading ability is helpful and a sense of rhythm and coordination important. No audition is required. The Handbell Ensemble is open to eighth grade students and older.  Successful handbell choirs always have a sense of group spirit and mutual support with regular attendance at rehearsals crucial.
The Ensemble is pleased to play on a 5-octave set of Malmark handbells. 
             For more information, contact the Music & Fine Arts Office:
                     317/253-6461, x.309; MFA@SecondChurch.org

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Handbell Ensemble Director

Rebecca Holt

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First and foremost, Rebecca Holt received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and Lord when she was a young child.  She is very thankful for His guidance in her life.  She received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University Fort Wayne.  Upon graduation, she directed the children’s choirs, youth choir and the handbell ensemble at Faith Baptist Church in Fort Wayne.  She moved to Indianapolis in 1984 to teach General and Choral Music at Clay Junior High School in Carmel.  While there, she established the handbell program as well.  She also received a Master of Music Education from Butler University.

Rebecca formerly rang with the Indianapolis Handbell Ensemble and served as the choir director at Hope Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Indianapolis.  Currently, she is a member of Northside Baptist Church where she is highly involved in the music ministry and volunteers her time in the music department of Westlane Middle School and North Central High School.

Rebecca is married to Charles Holt and has three children: Ian, Brianna and Linnea.