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  • Bay Area Spring Ring - Intense Ring

    April 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Valley Church, 10885 N Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA

    Update 3/11/20 -- Unfortunately due to the current situation unfolding in the US, this event has been cancelled. We hope to see you at a future event.

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    Dear "Want to be Challenged" Ringer,

    This spring we welcome Stephanie Rhodes as our conductor for the Intense Ring. (Stephanie and Handbell Ventures are hard at work selecting exciting and challenging repertoire for this year’s intense ring!

    If you have not participated in this event before, it is a chance to play music under a seasoned director, at a more advanced level than you might experience with your home choir. You will work the pieces up to performance level in only two days, with 4-1/2 hours of straight rehearsal, and a run-through right before the concert: it's intense!  But if you love to ring, it's also very fun!

    This is a two day event - Rehearsal Friday night and Saturday, with performance in Saturday night concert at 6:30pm.

    For more info and to register, click here.

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  • Bay Area Spring Ring

    April 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
    Valley Church, 10885 N Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA

    Update 3/11/20 -- Unfortunately due to the current situation unfolding in the US, this event has been cancelled. We hope to see you at a future event.

    -----------Come join us for the Bay Area Spring Ring., featuring conductor Stephanie Rhoades. 
    A place to hone skills or learn something new, Spring Ring has something for everyone! 

    You will have the opportunity to choose two classes from our Class List taught by some of the best teachers we know! 

    You will also have the opportunity to add your notes to those of over 100 other ringers to make  glorious music together as part of our massed ringing experience. 

    You will also have a chance to perform the music you've practiced during the day in a concert at 6:30pm.

    For more info and to register, click here

    This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America

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  • Handbells Rock

    April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    33501 Stonehill Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA

    Come to our Spring Concert on April 26, 2020. Handbells Rock!

    This concert will feature sacred and secular pieces all around the theme of "rocks" here on earth and in our sky. We will have guest appearances by the Bells of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and the Heavy Metal Youth!

    ​A freewill offering for Family Assistance Ministries will be taken.

    www.schandbell.org

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  • L.A. Bronze in Concert

    April 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Historic First Lutheran Church 808 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, California 91104

    Update 3/21/20 -- Unfortunately due to the current situation unfolding in the US, this event has been cancelled. We hope to see you at a future event.
    L.A. Bronze is celebrating their 10th anniversary in grand style! Flutes, bodhrans, belltrees, and fabulous music spanning our ten years together.

    www.facebook.com/LABronzeHandbell/

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