San Francisco Bay Area

Marquise Usher – Regional Coordinator

bayarea.area12@handbellmusicians.org

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS
March 10, 2021
  • Bell Table Talk

    March 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join Area 12 to talk about a variety of handbell topics and socialize with members of the Area 12 Board, other Area 12 members, and anyone else who would like to join the conversation. All are welcome!

    Virtual meetups will be held via Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm PT, and the 4th Sunday of the month at 3:00pm PT. 

    We will be using the following Zoom link for all meetings - 

     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84182728726?pwd=TDZQajdubTdFbk53SXFRbHMySjNTUT09

    Topic for today's meeting - TBD

    If you have any questions or suggestions for bell table topics, please email Tessique Houston, Area 12 Events Director.

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March 14, 2021
  • Director as Teacher - The Next Step

    March 14, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Zoom Meeting

    Instructors Barbara Walsh and Tessique Houston will continue the concepts covered in the previous Director as Teacher workshop, and will use the same music. Subjects to be covered include Conducting Patterns & Gestures, Audiation, and Rehearsal Planning (including how to teach some bell technique and articulations). Attendance will be capped at 23, with a waiting list if needed.

    All are welcome, even if you did not attend the previous workshop.

    For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage on the Area 12 website.

    This event is sponsored by the Handbell Musicians of America.

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March 28, 2021
  • Bell Table Talk

    March 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join Area 12 to talk about a variety of handbell topics and socialize with members of the Area 12 Board, other Area 12 members, and anyone else who would like to join the conversation. All are welcome!

    Virtual meetups will be held via Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm PT, and the 4th Sunday of the month at 3:00pm PT. 

    We will be using the following Zoom link for all meetings - 

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84182728726?pwd=TDZQajdubTdFbk53SXFRbHMySjNTUT09

    Topic for today's meeting - TBD

    If you have any questions or suggestions for bell table topics, please email Tessique Houston, Area 12 Events Director.

    See more details