King Ringers to present its spring concert

The King Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble will be presenting “Welcome Spring” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Chuch, 1436 21st Ave. N.

David Swaroff will be featured on the trumpet and Judy Zoch will perform a selection on a bell tree accompanied by Colleen Palmer. The remainder fo the prorgam will focus on the ensemble as it plays sacred and modern standards. The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Linda Harrison, a long-time member of the choir.

Refreshments will be served, and a freewill offering will be taken.

The King Ringers is a community handbell ensemble from the Fort Dodge area. The group’s name is a tribute to the legendary Fort Dodge bandmaster/composer, Karl L. King. Their first appearance was at the Fort Dodge Area Symphony concert in December 1997. They have performed with the Fort Dodge Choral Society, the Iowa Central Community College Choir and in Hawkeye Theater’s Christmas shows.

The King Ringers are in their 16th year of existence. Currently there are 15 members and several substitute ringers who rehearse on Tuesday evenings at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Their performances include classical, sacred, jazz, patriotic and popular music, as well as original compositions for handbells. They perform with five octaves of Schulmerich handbells (61 bells) and four octaves of Malmark hand chimes.