Mya’s Area 1 Handbell Camp Blog
We started our final "Bells for the Birds" morning wake-up call with "Ba Ba" by Sigur Ros, arranged by one of our artists-in-residence, Sarah LeBrun. [video width="1920" height="1080"...
Coppers treble section: Coppers bass section: The barbershop class (directed by Bill Degan) singing grace before lunch: After morning rehearsals and workshops, many ringers refreshed in the...
Morning view of Long Pond: Coppers rehearsal with Ed Henderson: Bronze rehearsal with Dan Moore: Rhythm games with Krishna Ersson - a popular class in one of the air-conditioned rooms! Try our...
About 37 ringers (and ringer families) are here at the Cathedral Camp and Retreat Center in East Freetown MA: Beautiful airy space for massed ringing: The Fireplace Room for ensemble workshops: Sue Lee (MA State Chair) and Jane Nolan (Area 1 Membership...
Video of the Month
Our selection this month is a beautiful performance of Cathy Moklebust’s arrangement of “I’ll Fly Away” by the Calvary Handbell Choir of the Calvary Baptist Church in New York, NY. They are a “collegiate and adult handbell choir that performs in worship services and on special occasions,” as described on the church’s website.
Still time to register for National Seminar; Concerts live streaming from Seminar; Silent Auction; more.read more
Handbell Musicians of America is saddened to learn of the passing of longtime member, past president, and Honorary Life member Virginia “Ginny” Fleming. Throughout her lifetime of service to the Guild, she had been noted for her “ability to draw people into activities” as well as “having great skills in working with a variety of personalities.”read more
This Month Distinctly Bronze Associate Conductors Selected Handbell Musicians of America Video of the Month Call for Bloggers and Group Moderators Early Registration Deadline Tomorrow! Master Class in Composition and Conducting John Behnke's Music Notes SUBSCRIBE TO...read more
Handbell Musicians of America recognizes that many musicians are using tablet computers instead of traditional music stands to hold music and that some among our membership would like to use this option when participating in ringing and performance activities at...read more
Registration for the 18th International Symposium in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, is now open. The Symposium will be be August 6-11, 2018. Registration details can be found at www.internationalhandbells.org. According to Symposium convenor Carmel Daveson, "The...read more
AGEHR past president, founding member, and Honorary Life member Mary Gilkeson McCleary, 97, passed away on October 15, 2017 at Elim Park in Cheshire, Connecticut.read more
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- Gives you opportunities to connect and form life-long friendships with other handbell musicians.
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