Pikes Peak Youth Ringers (PPYR) was formed in 2009 to encourage musical development, promote leadership skills, team work, and build character and integrity through the unique discipline of hand bell ringing. There are two auditioned groups, Ascent (5th-8th grade) and Pinnacle (9th – 12th grade). They rehearse weekly and perform in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. The ringers attend practices and performances, work together as a team and share the joy of their music with the community.
Pikes Peak Youth Ringers attained their goal of becoming a 501(C)(3) in March of 2013. We are a non-profit organization that relies on donations and fund raising to meet needs such as equipment, music, performance attire and the like.
Jan Weiser is the Interim Artistic Director. She is an enthusiastic and dedicated leader. She is an excellent role model, and promotes not only musical education but also character development in her students. Jan was an inaugural full time ringer for the Pikes Peak Ringers until 2011. Jan is also the handbell director at her church and began a Handbell Camp in 2007 for children of all abilities ages 3rd grade through 12th grade. She recently added an adult group to her handbell camp as well.