The impetus for the formation of Brisbane Bells was the 2006 International Handbell Symposium held in Brisbane. Following this event, Brisbane Bells was officially incorporated in 2007, under the directorship of Mrs Samantha Cook.
Members of Brisbane Bells are keen to improve their skill levels and experiment with different ringing techniques as part of each member’s ‘musical journey’. Working toward this aim, Brisbane Bells has participated in many HSA-sponsored workshops with international handbell clinicians.
Brisbane Bells has expanded to include a new Beginners team, in addition to their ‘core’ performance ensemble. Anyone living in Brisbane and wishing to try handbells is welcome to join the Beginners team. More details are available on Brisbane Bells’ website, www.brisbanebells.com.au. They also have a facebook page located at www.facebook.com/brisbanebells.