July 2 – 3, 2020
The Area 12 Red, White & Bells conference will include a not-to-be-missed Youth Conference for ringers aged 12-18*. This event will begin on Thursday, July 2 ahead of the main conference.
Participants will have the opportunity to prepare music for a concert on Friday, July 3 at 11 am, and attend workshops that cover a wide variety of ringing topics and team building activities. Attendees can choose between two separate divisions based on their skill level and experience.
The conference will provide a box lunch for Youth Conference participants on both days, but even more importantly, those that attend this conference track will get to participate in an ice cream social on Thursday evening!
Our Youth Conference clinician, Barbara Walsh, is a retired music educator with over thirty years of experience teaching handbells to youth and adults in the Reno community. She also directs the excellent and energetic Reno-based Tintabulations community handbell ensemble. Members of Tintabulations will be on hand to offer class instruction.
Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times. Chaperone registration is $50 and includes the box lunches, ice cream social, and admission to the Youth Conference concert. Registration for ringers is $125. Separate lodging rates apply.
Youth Conference participants are also encouraged to attend the full conference.
Please check back for additional information, which will be posted as it becomes available.
*Ringers under the age of 12 may also be considered. Please contact the Registrar to seek permission.