Scottsdale church to offer free handbell, Boomwhackers class

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to play handbells and Boomwhackers, and how these instruments found their way into the musical performance world?

Come to the first installment of the 2015 Arts Discovery Series, sponsored by La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church in Scottsdale, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Presenting the free program will be Leslie Franzmeier, bell director at Mountain View Lutheran Church in Phoenix, according to a press release.

Ms. Franzmeier will bring a variety of bells, from baby size to big bronze bells, to demonstrate the art of bell ringing, as well as a selection of Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes, which are plastic tubes tuned to musical pitches by length, stated the release.

The free program will take place in the Music Practice Room of the church, 6300 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale (#2 on the map on An ice cream social will follow the program, according to the release.

For more information contact Jennifer Sheldon, music director, at 480-948-1234, or

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