Virginia Bronze News

Congratulations to the following members of Virginia Bronze for the 2018-2019 season!

Looking forward to an exciting year with new members and new music director, Brian Seemann.

Katie Budris
Shellie Byrum
Chris Dvorak
Jen Gorfine – Intern
Genevieve Hanson
Nick Hanson
Steven Holton
Kelley La Croix
Mike Mandigo
Emily Marsala *
Ashley Morgan *
Kathy Murphy
Alan Payne
Gillian Penn
Alice Real
Kristen Reck
Judy Sondheimer
Fran Underwood
Laura Wrubel *
* New this season

Virginia Bronze is pleased to announce our new music director, Brian Seemann.


Brian Seemann began ringing in grade school with the youth handbell choir at Whitehouse United Methodist Church in Readington, New Jersey. Brian studied composition at The Boston Conservatory before returning to Philadelphia and majoring in urban planning at Temple University. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., where he is the Production Coordinator for Design Foundry, an event design and scenic company. He has led several church handbell choirs, and from 2013 to 2017 was the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble. He is in his second year as Music Director for the New England Ringers. In his time away from 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 is currently on staff for the McLean High School Marching Band.

We welcome Brian to the team!