San Francisco Bay Area

Marquise Usher – Regional Coordinator

Marquise Usher began ringing handbells in 2002 at a church near his home in Oakland, CA. At age 18 he auditioned and joined Sonos Handbell Ensemble and Velocity Handbell Ensemble and has toured the United States, Estonia, Finland, and Japan. Fast-forward to 2019 and Marquise has been fortunate to conduct, teach and perform at the area and national levels with Sonos, Velocity, and Timbré Ensemble. Currently, Marquise directs two 5-octave church ensembles and is the Handbell Director and Junior Chorus Director at the San Francisco Boys Chorus.

Contact Marquise for more information about handbells in the San Francisco Bay Area.

March 14, 2020
  • Area 12 Directors Workshop

    March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA

    Come join us for Area 12's Director's Workshop. This workshop is for anyone! Yes! Anyone!

    Participants will receive instruction in the mechanics of conducting, score study, musical interpretation, and rehearsal techniques.

    Registration form and additional info can be found here.

    If you have any questions, please contact Tessique Houston at

    This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America

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