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1) ARE THERE ANY CRITERIAS?

Age: 12 years old (post-PSLE) and above

Music Qualifications:LCM Level 3 Handbell Assessment and above OR ABRSM/LCM/TCL/AMEB Grade 5 and above in any music instrument.

Additional Experience Requirements (preferably): Participated in at least 1 SYF Central Judging for Handbell Ensemble & attained at least a Gold (Distinction) or Silver (Accomplishment) Award.

2) WHAT IF I DON'T MEET THE CRITERIAS ABOVE?

Auditionees WITHOUT Handbell Ringing Experience will need to attend an Interview & be subjected to a probation membership period of no less than 6 months.

3) HOW OFTEN AND WHERE IS THE REHEARSAL?

Every Saturday, 11am – 1pm and it is held at 137A Upper Paya Lebar Rd (5mins from Tai Seng MRT)

4) HOW OFTEN DO WE PERFORM?

15-30 times per year, and it’s voluntary.

5) WHAT IF I CANNOT PERFORM FOR ALL SHOWS?

It’s voluntary, only annual concerts are compulsory.

6) WILL MOB AFFECT MY STUDIES/WORK?

 We allow members to take “exam-breaks” just like a school CCA, and if necessary, other reasons on a “by-case” basis.

7) DO I NEED TO PAY ANYTHING?

No. Membership is FREE. But you have to buy your own costume.

8) HOW ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTS?

The equipment is sponsored. However, we only seek committed & responsible ringers to join us.

9) WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE?

Minimum 1 performance tour per year (co-funded), multiple performance opportunities, exclusive sessions with visiting handbell specialists, learning of non-musical skills (eg: Organizing, PR, Show-Tech)

10) WHEN CAN I START MY TRIAL?

If you have a passion for handbell ringing, do consider becoming a part of our team of handbell ringers. Simply drop us an email at damien@mob.org.sg OR SMS: 94503105 for an invitation to attend a 3-session trial with the MOB on Saturdays, 11am – 1pm.