Ring Sarasota, the area’s premier handbell ensemble, is making music throughout the Gulf Coast. With a passion for playing, these spirited musicians captivate audiences age seven to seventy-seven with a unique combination of entertainment, education, and community engagement.
Following a blockbuster 12th concert season, Ring Sarasota is excited to announce the theme for its 13th season: I Wanna Be Like You.
Handbells are often associated with the holidays, Christmas in particular. Ring Sarasota wants to challenge that stereotype, offering selections where handbells imitate other instruments, like the pipe organ or banjo, or musical styles, like pop, big band jazz, or patriotic music.
While any music played on handbells can be enchanting, Ring Sarasota knows that this instrument truly shines when performing songs written especially for handbells. Audiences will be immersed in pop music, feel the excitement of the big band era, and experience the rhythm of Latin music.
In addition to our regular performance season, Ring Sarasota is excited to share that they will be a part of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ holiday season. Ring Sarasota will perform during “Wintergreen Weekend” at Spanish Point in Osprey, FL and additionally, they are a special musical guest as part of the “Lights in Bloom” festivities on the main campus of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL. Ring Sarasota will perform Christmas and holiday favorites at both appearances.