Blue Ridge Bells to play Disney

Item by Chris Graham

The Staunton-based Blue Ridge Bells are getting ready for a pair of performances at DisneyWorld in Orlando, Fla., this weekend.

The 11-member youth handbell choir will perform at Disney’s Epcot American Adventure Rotunda and at the Florida Hospital Celebration Health event at Disney’s Celebration community on Saturday.

The choir is based at the C.F. Richards Jr. Academy in Staunton.

The choir has performed at the 2004 inaugural events for President Bush, America’s 400th Anniversary in Jamestown, the United Nations in New York City and at the Capitol Rotunda of Puerto Rico.

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