Barbara Walsh has been the Nevada/Eastern Sierra Regional Coordinator for Area 12 since 1993, and a public music school teacher in the Reno/Sparks area for 28 years. She has developed handbell programs ranging from school-aged children to adult mixed-age community groups. When not teaching, directing or ring, Barbara plays flute and piccolo and rides horses (though not at the same time) with her husband, Dave, and their dog, Cheri (although the dog doesn’t actually ride the horse).
Contact Barb for more information about handbells in the Northern Nevada area.
Washoe County School District – Young Ringers Workshop
May 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:15 pm
South Reno United Methodist Church 200 DeSpain (across from Galena H.S.)
There is a wonderful opportunity for you and your students to attend a young ringers workshop/festival in May.
During the workshop all of the ringers will rehearse 2 pieces with guest conductor, Barb Walsh, in the morning and present a concert around noon. If your group would like to perform a solo piece during the concert that is an option, but not an expectation. This is a great culminating activity for your bell/chimes unit and your kids will be able to ring with students from all over the Washoe County School District.
You may access the music of the massed pieces on the WCSD Music Website.
Wesley Bell Ringers Concert
June 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1135 12th Street, Sparks NV
The Wesley Bell Ringers, a handbell choir from Christ United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, Utah will be playing their concert on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1135 12th Street, Sparks. The 15 youth ring handbells, hand chimes, cup bells, silver melody bells, a carillon and a boom-a-gong. The first stop on their two week summer tour will be in Sparks! Come enjoy this free concert. Free will offering will be taken.
Visit www.wesleybells.org/summer-tour.html for more information.