Welcome to Handbell Musicians of America's "Event-Notes," a monthly supplement to our e-newsletter "E-Notes." Each month we bring you a listing of handbell concerts, workshops, seminars, and festivals.
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Handbell Musicians of America Members, share your upcoming events.
An Important Note Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and Event Cancellations
Dear Handbell Musicians and Enthusiasts,
As we work to move forward through the continuing COVID pandemic, many events are now moving forward as well under safe gathering guidelines or in virtual settiongs. However, as the situation evolves continuously, we recommend that you check regularly the websites for events you may be considering to be sure of their status.
We invite you to join our Handbell Happy Hour chats, where we have a good time chatting, laughing, and sharing. Happy Hour details and times are at https://handbellmusicians.org/handbell-happy-hours/
Please stay United Through Our Musical Art and, above all,
and stay well!
Boulder City Recreation Center; Boulder City, NV
Clinician(s): David Harris
1.5 day massed ringing event for all choirs in Southern Nevada and surrounding area.
Path of Grace UMC; 759 County Rd B East; Maplewood, MN
Join Twin Cities Bronze and Cathy Moklebust for a day of ringing and fellowship as we explore a wide variety of repertoire.
St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key; 5615 Midnight Pass Rd.; Sarasota, FL
$15 for non-AGO member
A hands-on workshop showing creative ways to use bells and chimes in worship, particularly with the organ.
UMass; Campus Center; Amherst, MA
Clinician(s): David Harris, Larry Berdensey and Diane Burke
A 1 1/2 day workshop offering 2 ringing tracks. It also offers a variety of skill building workshops, rep. sessions, and other classes as opportunities to network with other ringers and directors.
Various throughout five states; Various, 5 states
Workshop to sight read and purchase music provided by Jeffers.
Central Elementary Gym; Nampa, ID
Clinician(s): Matthew Compton
Massed ringing and teaching with Matthew Compton for individuals and choirs in Southern Idaho and surrounding areas.
St. John's Lutheran Church; 20275 Davidson Road; Brookfield, WI
Join the Agape Ringers for their Spring concert season!
Warren Willis Camp & Conference Center; Leesburg, FL
Clinician(s): Stephanie Rhoades
Education, workshops and mass ringing for all levels of ringers.
Pleasant Hill UMC; McCalla, AL
Clinician(s): Nicholas A. Hanson
$125 per choir
The purpose of the CAHF 2022 is to provide an opportunity for participants to rehearse and perform under the direction of a well-known clinician, to review handbell techniques, to develop their handbell skills and to build friendships beyond their local handbell choir or ensemble. A workshop led by Nicholas A. Hanson is available for directors and ringers prior to the start of the festival.
Kirkwood UMC; St. Louis, MO
Clinician(s): Board members of HAGSTL
An afternoon of massed ringing and a concert under the direcction of HAGSTL Board Members.
First UMC; Hot Springs, AR
Clinician(s): Dave Harris
The 2022 state festival where Arkansas ringers can gether and celebrate the joy of ringing.
Eaton Rapids Handbell Festival
First UMC; Eaton Rapids, MI
Clinician(s): Brenda Austin, Kyle Weber
$10 or $60 per choir
A handbell festival with massed and division ringing and classes. Geared towards church musicians, developing ringers and intermediate ringers. Contact Brenda at 517-862-3767.
Highland UMC; Raleigh, NC
Clinician(s): Kerry Johnston
Level 1 & 2 music for intergenerational, adult, and youth choirs or indvidual ringers.
Fremont High School; Plain City, UT
Clinician(s): Dave Harris
Annual workshop - Area 11 Utah - with guest clinician followed by a free 5pm public concert.
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel; Cleveland, OH
Clinician(s): Alex Guebert
We will have classes and massed ringing on Friday, plus the opening concert by Raleigh Ringers. Saturday there will be classes, rehearsals, massed rehearsals and a concert for the public. The event is being held at a historic hotel blocks from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
First Presbyterian Church; Salisbury, NC
Clinician(s): Brian Childers
Immanuel Lutheran; Loveland, CO
Clinician(s): Brenda Austin
Day long ringing event in Northern Colorado.
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