Hockanum Valley Ringers Select a New Director

The Hockanum Valley Ringers, a community based handbell ensemble from Vernon, CT, has selected Lawrence A. Berdensey to succeed Greg Fisher as their new director.  After 6 years as director of the Hockanum Valley Ringers and over 35 years of dedication to the handbell profession in Connecticut and Area 1, Greg has decided to move on to a warmer climate with his wife, Lynn.

Larry began ringing with Jane Nolan, where he is currently a member of the Shoreline Ringers. He has been the handbell director at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, in Gales Ferry, CT since 2004.  Larry received his B.S. in music education from UConn, and he holds a masters degree in education from S.C.S.U.  He has been teaching for 28 years and is currently a middle school band director in Groton, CT.