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Handbell ensemble to appear in concert

Strikepoint, a handbell ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 at First United Methodist Church (coppertop church), 230 E. Skyline Pkwy.

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Strikepoint handbell ensemble. Front row: Libby Gaalaas, Jen Hinnenkamp, Elissa Downs. Middle row: Pam Nelson, Bill Alexander, Parker Hinnenkamp, Nancy Eaton, Rowan Racette. Back row: Bret Pedersen, Derek Bromme, Jeff Finlon. (Photo submitted)

Strikepoint, a handbell ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 at First United Methodist Church (coppertop church), 230 E. Skyline Pkwy.

There is no admission charge, but a $10 donation is suggested. The concert is the final one of the ensemble's 2015 summer tour, which included a performance at Walt Disney World.

Since 1986, annual summer tours have taken Strikepoint to England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, Hawaii and throughout the mainland U.S. The 11-member ensemble, based at the coppertop church, is unique among touring handbell groups as a combination church/community and youth/adult group, as well as one of the few that rings without a conductor out front. Bill Alexander, a nationally known handbell clinician and conductor, is the leader of the ensemble.

The concert program includes music written for bells as well as favorites such as the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" and Glenn Miller's "Moonlight Serenade."

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