Bringing the Art of English Handbell Ringing to Southern California

Are you an advanced handbell ringer with the talent, the ambition, and the commitment to join one of Southern California’s advanced ringing ensembles?

The San Diego Harmony Ringers want you!

Auditions are conducted by the Artistic Director and a Board member, and consist of four main sections:

  1. A written questionnaire covering personal background and basic handbell notation.
  2. Rhythm exercises
  3. Ensemble ringing. All auditionees will be asked to ring a given selection.  Sightreading, proper form and technique will be judged.
  4. A conversation with the Artistic Director and a designated member of the Board of Directors about the group’s expectations.

Successful applicants are asked to commit to one concert year, including regular Tuesday night rehearsals (6:45pm - 9:45pm) and all concert appearances. Rehearsals are held February through June and August through December.

Auditions are held annually in January (however, auditions to fill vacant positions may be arranged during the concert year).  Auditions for 2018 will be held on January 23rd and January 30th.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in auditioning for SDHR, please contact us today!  For an application you may contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone: 619-540-9152 (Joe Rodriguez, Artistic Director), please leave a message.  The deadline for 2018 audition applications is January 18, 2018.



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On Playing

"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself."

Johann Sebastian Bach

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P.O. Box 151524
San Diego, CA 92175

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
All donations are fully tax-deductible

First Sounds

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"First Sounds" audio CD available at any of our public or private events. Suggested donation is $5.