Bringing the Art of English Handbell Ringing to Southern California

Board Members

  • Artistic Director +

    Artistic Director Joe Rodriguez has been our Artistic Director since the founding of SDHR in 1999. He is also Director of Music and Organist at Faith Presbyterian Church near San Diego State University.
  • President +

    President Kathryn Kinslow became president of SDHR in 2017. She has been a member of the group for many years and has a keen business sense that keeps everything running smoothly for our 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
  • Secretary-Treasurer +

    Secretary-Treasurer Debbie Mason is one of the founding members of SDHR and currently serving as Secretary-Treasurer. In addition to taking and disseminating meeting minutes, she also maintains our records, budget, and reports, and handles donations, expenses, and related financial matters.
  • Events Coordinator +

    Events Coordinator Jenn Korngiebel has been with SDHR for almost as long as the group has been around. She has arguably the busiest board member job as the events coordinator. In addition to actively pursing performance opportunities and responding to inquiries for performances, she coordinates member availability to participate and manages logistics for every one of our performances.
  • Member at Large +

    Alan Blake is our current member-at-large. His duty is to keep SDHR informed on happenings in the community, attend annual meetings, and assist us as he is able.
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Many thanks go out to Mrs. Vivian and Mr. Oberlin Evenson for their very generous donation that enabled San Diego Harmony Ringers to purchase 5 octaves of Schulmerich Handbells.  This gift was given to us at the end of our 2009 season, and we received our order from Schulmerich in April 2010.  We performed a private concert for Vivian as a small way to say "thank you" for such a generous donation.  This has been a dream of ours for many years and we are grateful to these benefactors for their part in fulfulling our dream.  Vivian passed away peacefully on October 6, 2015 at her home in Point Loma. She will always be remembered for her generosity to San Diego Harmony Ringers and to the San Diego community.

Platinum Donors:

  • Vivian and Oberlin Evenson

Brass Donors:

  • The Brady Family

Bronze Donors:

  • Olivia and William Alford

Matching Gifts:

  BD Biosciences
 Hewlett Packard

In-Kind Supporters:

faithpres_logo Faith Presbyterian Church, San Diego

cabc_logo College Avenue Baptist Church, San Diego

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On Playing

"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself."

Johann Sebastian Bach

Your Support

P.O. Box 151524
San Diego, CA 92175

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
All donations are fully tax-deductible

First Sounds

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"First Sounds" audio CD available at any of our public or private events. Suggested donation is $5.