What is TTH?

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Two Tacos High...Why?

Well, we're huge handbell nerds! We want to talk about all things handbells. That would include current and upcoming handbell happenings, interviews, guests, and other possible surprises?... We're still figuring it all out!

Our name comes from Michael Kastner as how he described the approximate height of a bell above the pad before marting it, "about two tacos high." (discussed in Episode 3)

Nick Hanson

Nick has been the director of handbell ensembles at the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, for almost 20 years where he teaches private handbell lessons and handbell classes to 4th–12th grade students in six handbell ensembles and classes. He has also been the handbell director at Bush Hill Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia for over 15 years.

Nick has served as faculty, clinician, and/or conductor at national handbell events in over 20 states (as well as Washington, DC) and internationally in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and England. In 2022 Nick was awarded the Bill Cook Excellent Teaching award from his school, and he was chosen as a "Teacher We Love" by Arlington Magazine in 2023. He has written articles for the national handbell magazine Overtones, and is closing in on his 100th composition/arrangement.

Brian Seemann

Brian Seemann lives in Falls Church, VA, where he is the Director of Handbell Ensembles at the Landon School in Bethesda, MD. He has been Music Director of the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble, the New England Ringers, and Virginia Bronze, and has performed with Sonos Handbell Ensemble, Back Bay Ringers, and the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble. Brian is also a published composer, and has served as faculty, clinician, and conductor around the US as well as at several International Handbell Symposia. Outside of handbells Brian is heavily involved in other aspects of performing arts. He spent four summers marching with the Jersey Surf and Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, and has been on the instructional staff of several high school marching band and color guards.