Can You Hear Those Bells?
'Tis the Christmas season and nothing quite says Christmas like the ringing of the bells. Here at Palmetto Christian Academy, the soft ringing can be heard from the band room to the balcony of the sanctuary, with sixth-graders Bella Davenport, Angelina Xio, Ashley DeWeese, and Emily Creech at the handles. Created this year by Middle School band instructor, Mike Doll, the team began by providing acoustics for the Thanksgiving chapel and will be performing "Oh Come all ye Faithful" at the Christmas Concert later this week as well as a potential performance in the spring. When asked what drew them to the bells, Bella Davenport explained that some of the girls had played piano, which lead them to the marimba and then to the bells. Seventh-grader Angelina Xio said, "the bells [sound] natural and pretty. [They] remind me of mini church bells". When asked about their future bell-ringing career, Davenport said, "I sure hope to continue next year". With such a talented group of bells, I can "hear ringing" in their future.