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Members of the First United Methodist Church Handbell (Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Members of the First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir in Amityville keep their focus as they practice some of the songs they will perform at the church over the holidays. (Dec. 1, 2012)

First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir

Photos from the First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir in Amityville. The choir will perform at the church over the holidays.

Meeting twice a week to hone their skills,
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Meeting twice a week to hone their skills, music director Robyn Hyland, left, and Katie Jahosky, right, follow along with their handbells during the First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir practice in Amityville. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Ken Walker, 73, of Amityville, raises one of
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Ken Walker, 73, of Amityville, raises one of his large, lower octave handbells during a practice session of the Handbell Choir at the First United Methodist Church in Amityville. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Missy Kennedy, 64, of Amityville has been playing
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Missy Kennedy, 64, of Amityville has been playing in First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir since its beginning in 2006. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Members of the First United Methodist Church Handbell
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Members of the First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir in Amityville keep their focus as they practice some of the songs they will perform at the church over the holidays. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Members of the First United Methodist Church Handbell
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Members of the First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir in Amityville keep their focus as they practice songs they will perform at the church over the holidays. (Dec. 1, 2012)

In Amityville, The First United Methodist Church Handbell
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

In Amityville, The First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir performs with forty handbells across four octaves, and members are required to wear gloves so as not to tarnish the bronze instruments. (Dec. 1, 2012)

In Amityville, The First United Methodist Church Handbell
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

In Amityville, The First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir performs with forty handbells across four octaves, and members are required to wear gloves so as not to tarnish the bronze instruments. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Alan Lush, 69, and Ken Walker, 73, play
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Alan Lush, 69, and Ken Walker, 73, play some of the lower octave handbells during a practice session of the Handbell Choir at the First United Methodist Church in Amityville. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Sabrina Walker, 40, of Holbrook, has been playing
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Sabrina Walker, 40, of Holbrook, has been playing in the First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir for six years, since the beginning of the group. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Missy Kennedy, 64, of Amityville has been playing
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Missy Kennedy, 64, of Amityville has been playing in First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir since its beginning in 2006. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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