To Weave or Not To Weave, When is the Question – or –

Pamela “PL” Grove

When Left is Right

A Virtual Workshop by PL Grove, Saturday, April 9th


As a gift to Coppers Classic alums, PL Grove has volunteered to offer her class To Weave or Not to Weave: When is the Question, or, When Left is Right.

1.      Details
a.      This will be an Online Zoom class
b.      Saturday, April 9, 2022
c.      9-11 am PST
d.      To reserve your spot, email

2.      Yes, Guests are welcome
a.      Donation $15
b.      Register at: A link to payment will be sent to you.
This class will be a perfect fit for handbell musicians of all levels!

If you’ve ever played battery or bass bells, you know that four-in-hand is not always the answer for a tough passage in the music. After all, those bells are big! Plus, you never know when your neighbor is going to need that Eb right after you’ve played the D# (enharmonically speaking, of course).

This class will focus on solutions for ringing sections of music that require quick changes from one bell to the next. To weave or not to weave: yes, that’s the question. But there’s more than one answer. Sometimes being willing and able to change just one thing can make all the difference in your ability to move quickly and smoothly from one bell to the next. It’s not always as easy as 1-2-3; sometimes 2-1-3 is so much better. Learn how putting the bells out of “order” can be a better solution than twisting yourself into a pretzel. Sometimes left can be right (and right should be left)!

About PL Grove
For over 45 years, Pamela “P.L.” Grove has been at the forefront of handbell artistry in America. As a founding ringer with the critically acclaimed Sonos Handbell Ensemble, her more notable performances included those with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, the Kronos Quartet, Frederica von Stade and twice on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. She is currently artistic director for Velocity Handbell Ensemble, and has directed several church handbell choirs over the years. She continues to pioneer in the field of handbells as one of only a few people ever to receive a degree in handbell performance, and is currently President of Handbell Musicians of America. Retired from her job as a government public information officer, P.L. now works as a church vocal choir director and spends as much time as possible making music.

This class is being modified for Zoom. It will be helpful if you have bells or chimes in front of you so you can try this hands-on. If that is not possible, remember kitchen utensils are a handbell musician’s go to when no bells are available!

Be well. Stay safe. Best, Ellie, PL and Vanessa
Your Coppers Classic Team

Big Sky Handbell Festival – RESCHEDULED FOR 2022

Big Sky Handbell Festival                      Registration is Open                

April 29-30, 2022
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This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America dedicated to uniting people through
the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing.