Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Betty Vanderwielen

Double Arrow facilitates offer to step inside a Christmas card


December 12, 2019

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

The ringers played a variety of Christmas and holiday songs. They invited the audience to sing with them on the popular songs "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."

SEELEY LAKE – A packed crowd assembled at the Double Arrow Lodge Dec. 8 to hear the Seeley-Swan Mountain Bells ring in the 2019 Christmas season. Under the title "Step Into A Christmas Card," the members of the bell choir presented a selection of familiar carols specially arranged for handbells.

Again this year the ringers have added new skills to their repertoire allowing them to play increasingly complex arrangements. Using both chimes and bells, the ringers coaxed an astounding number of musical sounds from the simple instruments. They utilized techniques such as full-arm swinging; cut...

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