Latest News

NEC - May 2021

Have you been missing the opportunity to ring together?  During the past few months some groups have tried ringing using video-meeting software - "Zoom", for example - and we are keen to utilise the skills that they have learned to offer a massed ringing session to all ringers, all over the country. Bookings are now being taken for this National Virtual Massed Ringing session.which will be on 19th June from 2pm - 4pm. Music will be supplied. 


NEC - April 2021

Bookings now being accepted for the next Webinar on 15th May. Malcolm Wilson will host a session on Making Music Virtually or In-person with School Age Children.  This will be from 2pm – 4pm.


NEC - March 2021

Update:  The July Webinar on 10th July will now be Dynamic Variations (Tim Willetts and Aidan Fozard)


Reminder - On 19th June we plan to hold a National Virtual Massed Ringing session. This will be from 2pm - 4pm. Music will be supplied.


NEC - March 2021

Policy statements added on Covid19 vaccination requirements for events; conflict of interest and integrity; gifts and hospitality 


Archivist - February 2021

Audio Archive Catalogue added


Secretary - March 2021

National AGM - Agenda and Officers Reports available here


Webeditor - February 2021

From 1st November 2020 the PRS licence covering handbell groups has increased from £34 to £35.50 per annum. See more details under Performance.


NEC - February 2021

Following the success of the Virtual Ringing sessions, we are planning some more topics; bookings for each will be opened about a month before they held.

On 19th June we hope to hold a National Virtual Massed Ringing session. This will be from 2pm - 4pm. Music will be supplied.

On 19th July we intend to hold a session on Bells in Education. This will be 2pm – 4pm.

More details on each to follow.


IHC/HMA - November 2020

Looking forward to 2022 -  the International Symposium will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, August 2nd-6th 2022  Video taster and Invitation


NEC - July 2020 (updated Sept 20)

Post Covid19 Policy and Guidelines added


NEC - 7th July 2020

HRGB has published its Safeguarding and Child Protection Introduction and Policy

Updated and expanded October 2020 - see Main Menu


NEC - 4th July 2020

As a result of this discussion the NEC have decided that national events - the National Rally, UK Bronze, NRRW and the Musical Directors' Weekend Seminar - should all be put back by two years.  So the next national event to take place will be the national rally in 2022 in Sheffield.  Participants expressing interest in any of the events already open for booking have been contacted by the organisers to let them know the arrangements and their options.

The Scottish National Rally will now be held in 2023 followed by the East Midlands in 2024.   

However, it may be the case that regional face-to-face events, with shorter preparation and booking times might be able to take place in 2021 - depending on Government guidelines and conditions, and the availability of effective prevention or treatment, but also any relevant local "spikes" of the disease


HRGB Sales - 17th June 2020

The HRGB Shop is now re-opened; apologies for any inconvenience. Goods will be dispatched as quickly as possible after an order is placed but there may be delays with some deliveries. HRGB members - don't forget to use your discount code when buying from the shop (page 54 of Spring/Summer copy of Reverberations).