Meet the Crew - Brian Parrott

Brian Parrott's introduction to handbells first came when he was about 12 years old and saw a local college handbell choir play. Fourteen years later, he was given the chance to "try" playing handbells. He picked up a handbell for the first time in October of that year, played his first solo in December, and ordered a three-octave set the following summer. That was over 20 years ago, and he's been playing ever since. Other than a few months, and as a frequent sub, all Brian's handbell playing experience has been in community handbell ensembles. Each Thanksgiving weekend Brian loads up his bells and travels to California where his parents, siblings, nieces and nephews live, and he presents a Christmas program for the community. Brian has taught classes at several events and is on the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar planning committee. He is currently the treasurer of Area 10 and rings with Bells of the Cascades, a Portland area advanced community ensemble, where he is the Cruise Committee Chair. To pay for his obsession with bells, Brian works as an attorney in private practice. Brian is also Malmark's Oregon Sales Representative and happy to help you anytime.

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