Gloribells ring in the season


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

First United Methodist Church's Gloribells, gather together for one last rehearsal before their concert on Sunday at 3 p.m.

First United Methodist Church's Gloribells have been a seasonal staple in the Sidney community for many years.

Under the direction Marva Schiessler, the 11 members that make up the Gloribells gathered for their final rehearsal before Sunday's concert.

The Gloribells members play a three octave set with brass bells.

"Each member is delegated with two specific notes, they play either flat or sharp, so being dedicated to the group is important to a successful performance," Schiessler said.

The bell choir practices once a week and preforms one Sunday a month, from September through May each yea...

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