6th Annual Snake River Handbell Conference
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 27-28, 2020
1124 Stevens Drive
Richland, WA 99354
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 and a Coppers track for those who are more advanced. The weekend begins with late afternoon set-up Friday, March 27th. The workshop will start at 6pm with classes, followed by a massed ringing rehearsal. The Saturday program will include separate morning and afternoon rehearsals for Tins and Coppers choirs as well as an additional rehearsal for the combined massed choirs, all with Shirley Lindberg. While each track is rehearsing, the other will be able to take classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The workshop will conclude on Saturday night with a concert for the community that begins at 7pm.
6th Annual Coppers Classic
March 27-29, 2020
University Place Hotel & Conference Center
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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!
Big Sky Handbell Festival
April 26-27, 2020
Sentinel High School Gym
901 South Ave. W
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Stay tuned for registration and festival details.
This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America.
Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference
May 1-2, 2020
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Join us in Ashland, OR for a weekend of ringing and workshops focusing in on rhythms. Ring arrangements and original compositions with fasinatin’ and fun rhythms and participate in workshops that help you master the secrets to learning rhythms beyond a straight 4. Ellie Hodder will be conducting the Bronze Conference Choir offering ringing opportunities to those who can never get enough ringing. Participating in BCC is by application.
Our guest conductor for this year 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 theatre. 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.
Event Registration is $70/person by March 1st, after March 1st $80/person. Registration materials coming soon. If you would like me to send registration materials to you electronically let me know; Diane Barnes.