Every other year, Area 12 holds a conference that brings together the ringers throughout its region: from Hawaii and Nevada to parts up and down the state of California. For this reason, the Area 12 conference moves around. During off-conference years, regions hold spring rings, directors’ workshops, and other educational events. And there are always handbell concerts to be found, especially at Christmas time.

To learn more about the Area 12 conference, check the Area 12 conference page for updates as they become available.

To add your concert to the calendar, you can submit the event online or contact the webmaster with the name of the group, date, time, and venue address of the event.

To learn more about what’s happening in a specific area, select a region below:


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All Area 12 Upcoming Events
  • RiverBells Fall Concert

    November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Vacaville Town Square Public Library, One Town Square Place, Vacaville, CA

    Join RiverBells Sacramento for our first concert of the 2019-2020 concert season! Admission is free.

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  • Aloha Ring

    November 9, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Aloha Ring is for individuals and full choirs, and will be a fun day of ringing, and learning technique with our featured clinician, Ellie Hodder. Ellie brings dynamic energy and passion to help ringers expand their abilities and enjoy learning to make music together. 

    You can find further details and registration information here.

    This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America

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  • Workshop with Timbre

    November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010, USA

    The Artists in Timbré are some of the handbell world's finest musicians and teachers! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn from some of the best.

    Information and registration forms are available here.

    This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America

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  • Bellfest 2019

    November 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    The Master's University, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91321, USA

    We hope you will be available to participate in this year's Bellfest!  We hope small ensembles or soloists will also come!
    This year’s festival will again feature Christine Anderson as clinician and as performer in a solo mini-concert! She travels all over the country with her handbells so it will be fun to see and hear the new things she has learned!

    • “The Morning Trumpet” arranged by Lloyd Larson, 3-5 octaves, optional trumpet, Alfred Publishing, 19014 (includes trumpet score) $2.98, looks exciting! Old melody from “The Sacred Harp” which was published in 1844!
    • “A Festive Intrada” composed by Cynthia Dobrinski, 3-5 octaves, level: NA (easy medium) Shawnee, MSPHP5200 $2.13, HW: “Learn this exciting piece in a very short time. A winner for ringers and audience.”

    Workshop at 2 p.m. Even if your choir cannot attend/ring in the Concert, please come and ring something new. We can have extra handbells set up for those who can’t persuade their choir to ring for the concert. Let me know so I will have bells/tables ready. We want to be set up and be ready to ring at 2 p.m. Please let me know if you want to set up earlier so you can “warm up” with your group. We will coordinate times as we get the information from you! We will provide snacks from 1 – 4 to keep everyone energized.

    Concert at 4 p.m. Free admission for ringers and their directors. Tickets for general public available in advance and at the door. $8 General Admission, $5 TMU Alumni, free for children under 12.

    Cost to participate $50/choir

    Contact Claire Blackwell
    661-362-2258 office
    661-607-5393 cell phone

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  • Timbre in Concert - She Dreams the Stars

    November 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010, USA

    Timbré presents "She Dreams The Stars", featuring music and poetry by women. Using live and electronic music with dance, the show tells the story of a young woman on an incredible journey of discovery.

    Timbré is a Southern California-based professional lyrical percussion ensemble, featuring handbells, auxiliary & keyboard percussion, and dance. We are dedicated to advancing the artistic growth of handbells by setting high standards of musical performance and by encouraging composers to write new works for handbells, either alone or in combination with other instruments and voices. Our Artists are some of the handbell world's finest musicians and teachers.

    Admission is free. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

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