January 4-7, 2017

Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
Dallas, Texas
Michael Joy, Conductor

Join us January 2017 for our College Ring-In, an event for college students and recent alumni.  Three days of ringing under the direction of Michael Joy culminates in a public concert on the final evening.  Participants will be given their own individual ringing assignment to prepare in advance and the join other attendees to rehearse and polish the music for the final concert. The event also includes a reading session of unpublished compositions and arrangements submitted by participants.  We’ll have publishers and editors from the handbell industry on hand to provide advice and guidance regarding copyright permissions and the publication process. Choose an option below to see more details

Event Registration

The registration fee is $98 and includes lunch on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and an event t-shirt.  Members of Handbell Musicians of America receive a $15 discount.

Complete the online registration form by following the link below.  Members, be sure to log in to your member account before registering to get the member discount.


Event Schedule
Wednesday, January 4
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Registration and Welcome – Social time to meet fellow attendees
Thursday, January 5 
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Rehearsal
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Provided Lunch
1:15 PM – 4:15 PM Rehearsal
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Unpublished Music Reading Session
6:30 PM Free evening or planned social activities
Friday, January 6
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Rehearsal
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Provided Lunch
1:30 PM – 7:00 PM Rehearsal with breaks
7:00 PM Free evening or planned social activities
Saturday, January 7
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Rehearsal
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Provided Lunch – Prepare for Concert
1:00 PM Public Concert
~2:30 PM Concert ends – pack-up and load out

You are responsible for purchasing all the repertoire and rehearsing it prior to arriving at the event.  Music can be purchased from any of our handbell retailers or direct from the publisher.  Special arrangements are being made for some titles.  Details on how to obtain those pieces will be added when available.

Ring Dance by Andrew Duncan
Available from ringpress.com. Here is a link to the piece: http://bit.ly/ringdance
When you check out, use the coupon code CR17. That will allow you to buy a single copy for $4.00.  You will need to print this out.

Beach Spring arranged by Matthew Compton
Agape 2743

Rondo Passacaglia by Cynthia Dobrinski
Agape 1237

Resilience by Alex Guebert
Purchase a downloadable PDF here.  

A Lincolnshire Dance Song arranged by Mitchell Eithun
Beckenhorst HB531

Invocation Michael Joy
GIA G-9291
*Available after November 23, 2016; you can pre-order and it will be sent to you when it’s available.

Down the River by Jason Krug

God with Us for All Time arranged by Betty Garee
Harold Flammer HP5009

Magnificent Seven arranged by Sondra Tucker
From the Top 20487


Our official hotel for this event is the Springhill Suites Dallas NW located a short drive away from Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. Springhill Suites provides a free shuttle from Love Field Airport, free hot and cold breakfast each morning, and high-speed internet access from your room.

Our group rate is $109/night plus tax for up to 4 guests per room.

Book your room using this link.  The deadline for reserving your room to guarantee our group rate is Friday, December 16.

Unpublished Music Reading Session

Do you have a composition or arrangement you would like to hear played?  Submit for inclusion in the unpublished music reading session.  Just indicate that you wish to participate in the session during the registration process and event organizers will contact you with more details.  You should be prepared to provide enough printed copies of your arrangement for event participants to ring. Plus, we’ve arranged for industry publishers and editors to be at the reading session to provide advice and guidance about copyright permissions and the publishing process.  They can also provide valuable input and suggestions for improving your arrangement or composition.