Merrimack Valley Ringers holds regular open auditions every two years. This isn’t just for prospective ringers…the ENTIRE current group reauditions as well! This ensures current members stay sharp, and that we regularly offer the opportunity to bring new blood into the ensemble, not just when a position opens up.

Would YOU fit in with MVR? You won’t know ’til you try! Our audition process consists of a written quiz, and rhythm, technique, and sight reading exercises, as well as playing selections alongside current members.* We look for good ringing skills of course, but that’s only part of what makes a great MVR performance. Also important are your personality, creativity, and attitude when faced with a rhythm exercise that initially makes your head want to explode. Remember: our motto is “Always Different – Always Fun!”

The next open auditions for MVR will be held on:

Thursday September 1st 2016, from 7:00-9:00 PM at West Chelmsford United Methodist Church in Chelmsford, MA
If you are interested in auditioning, please email artistic director Karen Leonard.


* be forewarned – there is also a slight chance you will be asked to play the kazoo.