Hong Kong Youth Handbell Ensemble (HKYHE) was established in 2005 by Hong Kong Handbell Academy, this aimed to seek students having potentialities of handbell ringing, help them receive rigorous and systematic training and learn the essence of handbell playing techniques, train them to be handbell performers in the new generation in Hong Kong. HKYHE often encourages ringers to participate in local performances and international events, hope that they can experience different cultures and arts overseas through music exchanges and learning opportunities, further improve the performance standard. At the same time, every ringer can have the valuable experience of have holistic education, understand the importance of cooperation spirit and being strict, so they can get more sufficient preparation before joining the society, to give back to society.
The Clappers was founded in 2012, aimed to gather a class of young people having an enthusiasm for handbell ringing. They can accept strict and systematic training continuously, learn the essence of handbell and perform different types of music, so that promote local handbell popularization and development. Artistic director, Ms. Emily Li is the chief conductor of the ensemble.
Starry Young Ringers’ Program is aimed to seek students having potentialities to accept professional training and develop them into young handbell performers in HK. During the summer vacation there is a series of intensive training to guide students to further improve the skills and knowledge of handbell playing. At the same time, students can experience the challenge and joy of handbell playing during the high level ensemble training. In the intensive training, students will learn the selected music and be trained by the professional teachers to achieve the performing standard, and make a public performance in Starry Ringers’ Showcase Concert.
This course provides intensive training in short term, further consolidates students’ handbell ringing techniques, makes them have a deeper understanding of handbell and better performance in handbell team on/off schools, helps them make preparations for joining Hong Kong Youth Handbell Ensemble or Junior Handbell Ensemble.
This course will teach the basic music theory, handbell techniques, and make full preparation for the handbell elementary course by enhancing the practice of reading music scores and the ability of listening.