Join us for our next Member Chat – Details Below!
Have you ever wished you could talk directly to a handbell “celebrity” and ask them questions? Every other month, we host a one-hour live chat with a personality from within our talented ranks. Everyone will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance. Many of you will be able to tune in live and participate. And, all members will be able to access the video on the Handbell Musicians of America website after it airs live.
Be sure to also visit our archive of past MemberChats and MemberNotes.
It’s 2018! Why Aren’t You Using a Tablet?
with Brian Seemann
November 3, 2018 • 3 p.m. Eastern
Think you’re ready to explore the world of digital music? Or just curious about the options for you as a director or ringer? Join our next Member Chat with Brian Seemann as he discusses a variety of topics like programs, cost, utility as a ringer and/or director, battery life, pros/cons, marking digital music, and specifically how to purchase and load music LEGALLY. Questions welcome.
Brian Seemann began ringing in grade school with the youth handbell choir at Whitehouse United Methodist Church in Readington, New Jersey. Brian studied composition at The Boston Conservatory before returning to Philadelphia and majoring in urban planning at Temple University. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., where he is the Production Coordinator for Design Foundry, an event design and scenic company. He has led several church handbell choirs, and from 2013 to 2017 was the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble. He is in his second year as Music Director for the New England Ringers and in his first season directing the Virginia Bronze Handbell Ensemble. In his time away from handbells, Brian is heavily involved in other aspects of performing arts. He spent four summers marching with the Jersey Surf and Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, and is currently on staff for the McLean High School Marching Band.
Registration for the next MemberChat is now open. The first 35 members to sign up will be sent an access code for the broadcast and instructions for logging on. Although the live broadcast is limited to 35 participants, we will maintain a waiting list and all members are welcome to send their questions for Brian to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Member-Chat Question.” He will answer as many as he can.