Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Member Profile: Kathe Cunningham

KATHE CUNNINGHAM began playing handbells in Northern Michigan in 1994. She studied piano performance at Western Michigan University and is currently in production of her third CD with 4-hand piano partner, Hyoun Joo Song. When not involved in music, Kathe is a total sports mom - you can find her watching her son play lacrosse or cheering on Auburn football. Kathe and her husband, Jeff, have three young adult sons.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Member Profile: Jayne Griese

JAYNE GRIESE learned to ring handbells in 1980 as a counselor at a music camp in Wisconsin.  Since then, the only time she hasn’t been an active ringer was while living in England. Because her whole family rings, they have occasionally done ensemble work together. Jayne currently lives in Barrington and rings with her church choir. With her four kids grown, and in or out of college, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three grandchildren and her horses.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Member Profile: Eileen Swanson

EILEEN SWANSON of Hoffman Estates was first introduced to handbells in 1981 while living in New Orleans.  She was hooked!  Since then, she has rung and/or directed bells in South Carolina, New York and now Illinois. A school music teacher, Eileen currently teaches choral/vocal music at Christian Heritage Academy.  She loves spending time with her family.  In her spare time she enjoys practicing piano, reading, nature photography and scrapbooking.