Meet our Ringers

  1. Bio coming soon...
  2. Beth Morse
    is a lifelong musician including violin, piano, bells and choir. Played first violin in her High School orchestra through senior year. Had a blast performing the lead part in her college musical - Little Mary Sunshine. Performed in bell choirs in church for a number of years, sang soprano as a former choir member. She loves to scrapbook year-round, crochet in the winter and garden in the summer. Wife, for over 30 years, to her hobby-supportive husband, Clark and mom to 3 very wonderful children - Michelle, Keith, and Katie. Especially enjoying playing bells alongside her youngest daughter, Katie, as part  of Long Island reSound Bell Ensemble.
  3. Jessica Gerow
    had been playing music since she was nine years old. However, in the past few years, her involvment in music has dwindled, so she decided to take on a new challenge: HANDBELLS! She has been playing with Long Island reSound since October 2014, and thanks to the overwhelming support and encouragment of her fellow ringers, she's pulling it off! When Jess isn't playing handbells, you can find her watching 30 Rock for the millionth time on Netflix, eating Quiznos, and hanging out with her cat, Luna.
  4. Erik Westerlund
    grew up in Miller Place with his 4 younger siblings before leaving to study mathmatics at RIT in Rochester, NY. After graduation he returned to Long Island and currently lives in Smithtown. Erik started playing bells as a teenager at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rocky Point, and continues to play with the Trinity Ringers today.
  5. Katie Morse
    is 22 years old and works in sales and production at American Metal Spinning , a family business. She lives with her boyfriend, Thomas. She enjoys reading, watching (good) TV series, and cooking. Music has been a huge part of her life from piano lessons, at a very young age, to playing the clarinet in the school marching band. She considers herself very lucky to be part of
    Long Island reSound.
  6. Kathy Burmil
    was born in Richmond, VA in 1968 but grew up on Long Island. She is the oldest child and has 1 sister. First and foremost, she is a child of God and family is the most important thing. She has been married for over 20 years to a wonderful man, Walter, and they have a son, Jonathan. Outside of her  family she has many passions/hobbies including baking, arts and crafts, and knitting. She is a huge fan of the TV show Supernatural and now is currently trying to master the art of ringing bells.
  7. Jennifer Murray
    Founder/Coordinator
    Has been ringing bells for about 28 years. She was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in "Virtuoso- an extraordinary musical experiance" hosted by the Raleigh Ringers in 2013. A weekend event for advanced ringers from across the country. Music is in her blood. Jennifer also plays flute and piano. She attended Long Island University to pursue a degree in music education. When she is not ringing, she is a single mommy to an amazing little girl named Harmony. She is so excited about the future of this group.
    It is a dream come true!
  8. Candace Auletta
    was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but moved to Long Island after marrying her husband, Bob. They raised 4 children in Massapequa and are now enjoying their 4 grandchildren. She is a recently retired physical therapist. Music was always a part of her life and she continues to play piano (occasionally in church), but no longer plays the saxaphone. She has played handbells for about 10 years  in 2 different churches in Massapequa. Joining the Long Island reSound Bell Ensemble has been a joy and a challenge, and she is looking forward to continuing to develop her skills while playing bells with a friendly and talented group.
  9. Desiree Lopez
    Lives in Islip Terrace with her family. Music entered her life  when she was in the 4th grade. She started playing the flute, and later on learned the piccolo. Her senior year of high school, she acted as the Drum Major of the East Islip Marching Band. She has also performed with the Dowling Symphony Orchestra. She is very excited to play handbells and experience music in such a fun way!
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