Bells II Prepares for Upcoming Fall Concert

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Stephanie Pekala (11) plays upper treble bells for the Phantom of the Opera Medley in the Bells II choir. The group has been rehearsing for their upcoming fall concert since the beginning of school.

Breanna Keltgen and lakecentralnews

The girls in Bells II have been working on their three pieces for their fall concert on Oct. 14. They have been rehearsing in the choir room during second period.

The girls are playing a Phantom of the Opera Medley, Whitewater Chopped Sticks, and The All-American Hometown Band for the concert.

“Everyone needs to be here for all the rehearsals and the performances, or the songs will fall apart,” Ms. Sandy Hobbs, Music, said.

The girls have been rehearsing for this concert since the beginning of school.

“We are really prepared for the concert,” Delia Mapes (11) said.

Even though the music in Bells II is more difficult than the music in Bells I, Megan Magdziarz (11) doesn’t think their biggest problem is the difficulty of the music.

“The most difficult problem is getting everyone to work together and to become a family,” Magdziarz said.

While learning three pieces, the Bells II members have different opinions on which piece is the most difficult.

“I think Whitewater Chopped Sticks is the most difficult, because it has a very fast tempo and difficult rhythms in the bass,” Mapes said.

Since Magdziarz plays in treble, she thinks The All-American Hometown Band is the most difficult.

“This song is the most difficult because it involves a lot of hard dynamics in the treble,” Magdziarz said.

All of the bell choir’s hard work pays off on one night.

“I feel anxious at the beginning of a concert, but after the first few notes it gets so much easier,” Mapes said.