Come and join the biggest heavy metal band in Orange, the bell ringers | Video

GREEN MACHINE: Bell ringers (front row) Jennifer Derrick, Sheena Snowdon, Jean Baldwin, (middle) Norma Cother, Chris Stanger, Joy Fabry, Libby West, (back) Jim Woolford, Ric Cother, Bob Derrick and Rod Wykes. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
GREEN MACHINE: Bell ringers (front row) Jennifer Derrick, Sheena Snowdon, Jean Baldwin, (middle) Norma Cother, Chris Stanger, Joy Fabry, Libby West, (back) Jim Woolford, Ric Cother, Bob Derrick and Rod Wykes. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

Want to join the largest heavy metal band in Orange, got a cool sense of rhythm, and you’re young?

Then the Orange Pealers, the local band of bell ringers working the ropes at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church could be for you.

Tower captain Sheena Snowdon said they were considering ways to make bell ringing appealing to the younger generations.

“We are lucky to have the bells. It would be such a shame if we couldn’t pass that onto the next generation,” she said.

“It would be good if we could get together a band of school children.”

The 14 members from various backgrounds play weddings, parties and anything, well, mainly Sunday services and special occasions.

Bell ringing is a complex team activity that can take up to two years to learn so they are keen to spread the word.

Member Jim Woolford said peer group pressure made children feel ringing the bells was not cool.

“Our challenge is to make it cool,” he said.

Call them on 6361 4753 if you’re interested.