Coppers Classic 2023 

Friday-Sunday, March 23-26, 2023
Special Class, Thursday evening, March 23
Concert, Sunday afternoon, March 26

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

Got questions? Contact Ellie at


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!




This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America, dedicated to uniting people through the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing.

Big Sky Handbell Festival 2023         REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Ellie Hodder


April 28-29, 2023

Flathead High School

Kalispell, MT

Clinician: Ellie Hodder                            Repertoire

Kalispell Festival Info *** Kalispell Hotels *** Kalispell Area Map – colored *** Kalispell Area Map BW *** 2023 Big Sky Festival Registration – Fillable – Blank Template *** Non-Electronic Registration Form

Director’s Notes Big Sky Festival are now available.

Big Sky Schedule 2023


This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America dedicated to uniting people through
the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing.


Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference                         

Fascinatin’ Rhythms                      

May 6, 2023
Ashland Middle School
100 Walker Street, Ashland, OR

Join us in Ashland for a fun-filled day 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 learn to master rhythms beyond a straight 4.  

Schedule and Repertoire *** Registration Form  

Tim Waugh


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, churc hmusic 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.



*For more information contact: Diane Barnes, Diane Barnes or 541-324-0404.