Red, White & Bells

July 2 – 5, 2020

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Red, White & Bells is Area 12’s biennial conference featuring massed ringing and classes. The 2020 conference and pre-conference events will be in fabulous Las Vegas on the campus of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas on July 2-5.

All massed ringing, classes, and concerts will be within the Student Union on July  3-5. Classes will be taught by highly experienced instructors from around the Area. Massed ringing will be under the direction of Stevie Berryman of the Houston Chamber Ringers! Saturday night will feature a BBQ followed by viewing fireworks for the 4th of July.

Please keep scrolling down to explore the various information sections below and through the links for more about the conference as well as additional pre-conference events such as our Youth Conference and Certification Classes, performance opportunities, and other general information.

Click below for information about Registration! We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

 

Youth Conference

July 2-3, 2020

We will be holding a Youth Ringing Conference that will feature Barbara Walsh of Tintabulations for massed ringing and classes under the direction of ringers from Tintabulations! This part of the conference is exclusive to youth ages 12-18 on July  2-3 and will include an ice cream social. Youth are also welcome to participate in the main conference!

Certification Classes

July 2-3, 2020

We are offering Level 1 Certification for Theory, Conducting, and Techniques plus Level 2 Techniques! If you’re taking theory and/or conducting, dinner will be offered that evening as well as an ice cream social.

Conference Choir

July 2-3, 2020

This conference will also see the return of the Conference Choir under the direction P.L. Grove! The conference choir will rehearse on July 2-3 prior to the beginning of the main conference and will present a concert on the first day of the main conference.

Solo Performance Opportunities

Concerts by individuals and groups will be featured throughout the conference. Please click below for more information, including how you or your group can apply.

Classes

Classes will be taught by highly experienced instructors from around the Area. Click below to explore available class offerings.

Clinicians

Find out more about our highly experienced event clinicians and class instructors.

Repertoire

In addition to Massed ringing, there will be three division levels, so you can pick the division that is most comfortable for you to come and have fun!

Conference Fees

Click below for a complete listing of costs for attending Red, White & Bells, the Youth Conference, Certification Classes, and Conference Choir.

Schedule

Click below for the latest conference schedule.

Scholarships

First time attending a conference? Area 12 offers ringer and director scholarships. Please click for more information, and how to apply.

Lodging

Lodging on campus is being arranged through UNLV and will be in close proximity to the Student Union and all Conference activities. Additional lodging options are also available.

Vendors

Need to pick up some last minute items? Looking for new music? Handbell vendors will be on site to cover your shopping needs.

More info on vendors as it becomes available.

Featured Clinicians

Stevie Berryman

Clinician

Featured Conference Conductor

Barbara Walsh

Clinician

Youth Conference

P.L. Grove

Clinician

Conference Choir