Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop


Friday & Saturday,  March 22 & 23
Pullman, WA
Clinician: Matthew Compton


Information  *  Lodging  *  Repertoire  *  Registration


Come join ringers from around the Inland Northwest ringing for a weekend of fun, learning, and beautiful
music under the direction of Matthew Compton. Ringers at 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

The weekend begins with late afternoon set-up Friday, March 22. The workshop will start at 6
pm 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 Matthew Compton. 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 7 pm.

Registration is $50.00 per person before February 01, 2019 and $60.00 after that. Registration includes all
workshop activities plus morning and afternoon coffee, tea and snacks and lunch on Saturday.

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.

Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference                       


May 3-4, 2019
Ashland Middle School, Ashland OR


Our conductors this year are Barbara Meinke for Massed and Division ringing with Ellie Hodder once again leading the Bronze Conference Choir. Workshop Clinicians will be Linda Duffendack-Oxley and her daughter Elizabeth Mays.

The conference opens with a Massed Ringing Rehearsal on Friday, May 3rd at 7pm followed by the Show Case concert.  BCC rehearsals begin Friday at 4pm.

Early bird registration is $70/person before March 1st, after March 1st registration is $80/person. Tables and pads may be rented for massed/division ringing at $10/table. Applications accepted beginning January 1, 2019.

There are 2 Division Ringing groups, Siskiyous and Cascades and Massed.  The repertoire can be found here, choose which ever set of music best fits your group.

Conductor Bios
Classes and Instructor Bios
Bronze Choir Application
Oregon Welcome Choir Application

Questions or for more information contact Diane Barnes at

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.

Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival

Saturday, May 18
Olympia, Washington
Clinician: Shirley Lindberg
Repertoire * * * Registration
Mark your calendars! The 2019 Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival will be coordinated by Bells of the Sound 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 Shirley Lindberg.
The event will be held on May 18, 2019 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Olympia, Washington. The cost will be $45/person for Handbell Musicians of America Members and $65/person for non-members.
Email for more information.
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.

BCGEHR Interior Regional Workshop & AGM 

Saturday, March 2, 2019 — Vernon, BC
Clinician:  Nancy Kirkner of Seattle, WA
Contact Sandra at for registration information.

Anne Hill

Cara Beirnes

BCGEHR Vancouver Island Regional Workshop

March 23, 2019     Nanaimo, BC
Clinicians:  Anne Hill, Cara Beirnes
Registration Form
Registration Deadline: March 9

Contact for more information.

Big Sky Handbell Festival

April 26-27, 2019     Billings, MT
Clinician:  Matthew Compton

Festival Information ** Registration Form ** Challenge Piece Registration ** Repertoire ** Rehearsal Notes


This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America.