Michael Joy

9th Annual Snake River Handbell Conference

February 9-10, 2024
Central Elementary Gym
1415 6th Street S
Nampa, Idaho
Clinician: Michael Joy

Come and join many other handbell musicians ringing six great pieces under the direction of Michael Joy. The pieces are level 2-3 incorporating various music styles, techniques, and seasons. The weekend begins with set-up Friday, February 10 in the late afternoon with the opening rehearsal at 6:30 pm. It continues Saturday beginning at 9:00 am and concludes with a concert for the community at 6:30 pm.

Cost is $55 per person postmarked on or before December 15, 2023 and $65 after December 15. This includes all conference activities plus snacks on Saturday. A $10 discount is offered for 2 or more from the same immediate family. The first family member pays full price; each additional person from the family is $10 less.

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Coppers Classic 2024 

Friday-Sunday, April 5-7, 2022
Special Class, Thursday evening, April 4
Concert, Sunday afternoon, April 7

Site: Monarch Hotel and Conference Center (12566 SE 93rd Avenue, Clackamas, OR 97015)

Free onsite parking, convenient to I-205 and MAX light rail

Full details coming soon to coppersclassic.com.

Got questions? Contact [email protected]


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

ELLIE HODDER is the Founder/Director of Coppers Classic.  

Click here to view past repertoires.  Lots of fun music!


SSHC 2024 BCC application

Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference                         

Vintage and Vogue

May 3-4, 2024
Ashland, OR
Clinician: Barb Walsh

The 2024 edition of Siskiyou Summit returns to the Friday evening to Saturday evening event, featuring Massed and Division ringing and classes to help you hone your artistry and ringing techniques. Depending on interest, we will offer a Bronze Conference Choir directed by Ellie Hodder.

Barb Walsh

Barb Walsh is our guest conductor, she is the Founder and Artistic Director of Tintabulations of Reno, NV. She brings an energy and a keen ear for musicality to the music she conducts.

The chosen repertoire for the event celebrates early pioneers in the development of our Musical Art Form—Betty Garee and Don Allured. We advance on to composers who continued to move our art form forward: Arnold Sherman and Cynthia Dobrinski from the middle years; with final selections from some of the newest contributors to the repertoire and the development of our art form: Brenda Austin, Mitchell Eithun and Matthew Compton.

Registration opens January 1, 2024 with registration details coming soon.  Registration Form

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