GSR Garage Bell Band

GBB rings at Oktobellfest (“Bells in the Barn”), 2021

The GSR Garage Bell Band (GBB) started literally in GSR Director Joan Fossum’s garage when public health restrictions limited everyone to small, socially distanced outdoor gatherings. But loving and needing to make music together, a few of us started ringing together informally, just for fun, and lo, GBB was born!

Since these humble, sanity-saving beginnings in 2020, GBB has had the honor to provide music for local churches, to solo at the inaugural Oktobellfest (“Bells in the Barn”), and, in December 2021, to make its international debut, providing music for the International Hemingway Society’s virtual holiday party.

Our current members are Joan Fossum (director, bells, keyboard), Heidi Prior (bells, keyboard), Hilary Justice (bells, keyboard, bell tree), and Debbie Young (bells, vocals).

Our humble beginnings