6th Annual Snake River Handbell Conference
Had a great turn-out and time. Come play with us in 2021.
February 7-8, 2020
Central Elementary School Gym
1415 6th Street South
David M. Harris has been the director of The Raleigh Ringers since January 1990, when he was instrumental in the formation of the group. David is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and has studied conducting privately with Dr. William A. Payn at Bucknell University. David was the director of the handbell program at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, and has served Handbell Musicians of America as North Carolina State Chairman and as Area III Treasurer. He chaired the national committee that planned the very first Community/Professional Handbell Choir event, Pinnacle 2000, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. David is in increasing demand as a clinician and guest conductor, and has led several national Handbell Musicians of America events as well as serving as the primary handbell clinician for denominational music events, such as those held at Montreat, Lake Junaluska and Lutheridge. After growing up in the Northeast, David moved to Raleigh with his wife, Kristina. Dave and Kris have three grown children and one granddaughter.
Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop
March 18-19, 2021
1124 Stevens Drive
Richland, WA 99354 *Ti
Come join ringers from around the Inland Northwest ringing for a weekend of fun, learning, and beautiful music under the direction of Shirley Lindberg. Ringers of all levels are welcome to this event: there is a Tins track for beginning and less experienced choirs/ringers, directed by Bryant Wilkie and a Coppers track for those who are more advanced, directed by Shirley Lindberg.
Stay tuned for registration information.
Coppers Classic 2021
- Complimentary airport shuttle
- Free parking onsite for all
- 6 meals included for everyone and restaurant/bar onsite
- Walk to shopping (no sales tax!!), restaurants, light rail
Coppers Classic – About
Coppers Classic is a massed ringing event for advanced coppers handbell musicians held annually in October, in Portland, Oregon with participants from all over the United States and Canada. Musicians rehearse for three days, Friday through Sunday and present a public concert on Sunday afternoon.
Our handbell musicians are solidly coppers musicians. They have good handbell skills, a commitment to their ensemble and are the backbone of their choir. Passion and the desire to learn and grow as a handbell musician are the qualities that characterize those who will have a great Coppers Classic experience.
Do you love handbells? Do you have a passion to learn, to create the most musical experience of each composition and to celebrate your music making with others who share your joy? Then Coppers Classic is definitely for you!
ELLIE HODDER is the Founder/Director of Coppers Classic.
Click here to view past repertoires. Lots of fun music!
Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference
April 30 – May 1, 2021
Guest Conductor: Tim Waugh
The 2020 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference has been rescheduled for 2021. Tim Waugh will be the conductor and we will be using all the same repertoire from 2020 and offering the same classes plus a couple of others. Watch this space for details later this year.
For more information contact: Diane Barnes, Diane Barnes or 541-324-0404.
Our guest conductor for 2021 is Tim Waugh, an internationally acclaimed conductor,
composer, and performance arts educator. He is well known in many performance mediums, including handbell, choral, church music and musical theater. Early in his career he became noted for his work in conducting and teaching children and youth, and he is excited to continue those pursuits while working with children of all ages! He is a tireless champion for performance arts in the church, classroom and community. Now retired from the classroom, Tim currently is the Artistic Director and Founding Conductor of Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble, a professional community choir, based in uptown Charlotte, NC.
This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America.
Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival
Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Clinicians: Brian Tervo and Colin Walker
Maestoso Fanfare – Mazzatenta (AGEHR Publishing – AG35383)
Carol of the Bells – Sherman (AGAPE/Hope – HP2375)
Breath of Heaven – Eithun (AGAPE/Hope – HP2764)
Joyance – Mallory (AGEHR Publishing – AG35361)
Rainbow Connection – Tervo (Red River – RRBL5089)
Milele – Krug (Red River – RRBL5087)
Mark your calendars! The 2020 Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival will be coordinated by the Emerald City Ringers this spring. This event will be geared toward ensembles of all skill levels, and will feature a day of ringing under the direction of clinician Brian Tervo.