Do You Live Near Nashville?

Come and join us for PUBLIC CONCERTS or party with us at the WILDHORSE SALOON during the 20th International Handbell Symposium

Handbell Musicians of America and the International Handbell Committee invites you to join us in Nashville this summer. 400 handbell enthusiasts from around the world are attending the 20th International Handbell Symposium at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, and there are three events open to the public that we hope you will consider attending. Details and how to make your reservation for each are below. 

Monday, August 1, 7:00 PM CDT
College Ring-In International Concert &
International Handbell Symposium Opening Ceremony

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Tennessee Ballroom

Dr. William Payn, Conductor
Mr. Toshikazu Yoshida, Conductor

Salut d’Amour, Edward Elgar
Nocturnal Fantasy, Emily Li
Scherzo, Michael Helman
I See the Light, Alan Menken/Kazuko Okamoto
Nocturne in A Minor, Karen Buckwalter
The Glenn Miller Classics; M. Parish & G. Miller, F.W. Meachum,
J. Garland, Miki Nakao
Carmen Fantasy, Bizet, Buono & Clarke, Compton
Time and Tide, Robert Scott Riker|
My Strength Is from Heaven, Christian Humcke
Tuesdays Gone, Collins & Van Zant, William Payn
Elegy, William Payn

$10 per person, or at the door
Doors open for seating at 6:30PM

Opening Concert Tickets

Thursday, August 4, 5:30 – 9:00 PM CDT
Wildhorse Saloon Dinner & Line Dancing

120 2nd Ave, Nashville

Buffet dinner, live band, line dancing & more!

Buffet dinner: Mixed green salad, rolls & biscuits, Southern fried chicken, smoked BBQ beef brisket, Southern stewed green beans, 3-cheese mac & cheese, broccoli & cauliflower, house-baked chocolate fudge cake, coffee, sweet Southern iced tea, cash bar. Moonshine tasting available.

Live band: Hudson Valley,

Line dancing lessons

$65 per person
$50 per person for groups of 10 or more

Reservations required by July 21,

Wildhorse Reservations

Saturday, August 6, 3:00 PM CDT
International Handbell Symposium Closing Concert

Gaylord Opryland Event Center (GOEC)

More than 300 handbell musicians will
perform together for this concert, led by international conductors

Rays of Hope, Sandra Eithun
Conductor: Ms. Stephanie Rhoades
Handbell Musicians of America

Prisms, William Payn
Conductor: Dr. William Payn
Handbell Musicians of America

Mosaic: Folk Songs of Canada, arr. Betty B. Radford
Conductor: Lisa Kyriakides
Handbell Musicians of Canada

Island Song, arr. Kazuko Okamoto
Conductor: Toshikazu Yoshida
Handbell Ringers of Japan

Friend of Mine, Can Kim Wo & Kiroaki Serizawa, arr. Damien Lim
Conductor: Mr. Damien Lim
Handbell Ringers of Singapore

Celebration for Bells, Robin Benton
Conductor: Mr. Robin Benton
Handbell Ringers of Great Britain

Hope for Reconciliation, Lee Afdahl
Conductor: Ms. Alison O’Connell
Handbell Society of Australasia

This is My Father’s World, arr. Cathy Moklebust
Conductor: Ms. Jeong Soon Park
Korea Handbell Association

Luna, Sierra Tse
Conductor: Ms. Emily Li
Handbell Association of Hong Kong

$10 per person, or at door
Doors open for seating at 1:30pm

Closing Concert Tickets