Silver Woodbury
 

Silver began ringing handbells in 1977 at the First United Methodist Church in Garden City, Kansas.  She rang in the advanced bell choir at Church of the Servant in Oklahoma City for 19 years and directed the beginning/intermediate handbell choir there for 18 years. She also rang in the advanced bell choir at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City where she also sang in the church choir and served on the Lay Ministry Board.  She currently directs the Bernadine Bell Choir at the First United Methodist Church, Garden City, KS . She also performs handbell solos and in small handbell ensembles.  Silver is a charter member of the Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble, a community handbell choir in Oklahoma City which formed in 2008.  She served as Artistic Director for the group from 2009-2015. Silver was active in Central Oklahoma Ringers and Directors (CORD), a handbell organization in the Oklahoma City metro area from 1998-2014.  She served as President for several years and as Secretary/Treasurer. She served as . Through CORD’s Oklahoma City metro area substitute ringer list, she has rung in 8 metro area choirs and served as substitute-director on several occasions. Silver is also a member of the Handbell Musicians of America (formerly AGEHR). She acted as Publications Editor/Webmaster on the board of Area IX (Texas and Oklahoma region) from 2002-2005 and Membership Chair from 2005-2006. She has taught many classes and workshops on various handbell topics at CORD’s annual festivals and Area IX events. She also leads private handbell workshops. Silver has a B.S. in Medical Technology from Wichita State University. She worked in two hospital laboratories before starting a family and becoming involved as a church musician.  She was a Regional Independent Sales Representative for Schulmerich Bells from 2005 through 2014.  Her territory included Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and northern Texas.  She is owner operator of Silverbell Enterprises and continues to serve handbell enthusiasts in many capacities.

 
 
Silver Woodbury