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  • How Can I Keep From Ringing

    August 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 33501 Stonehill Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA

    Come enjoy the sounds of handbells ringing as the South County Community Handbell Choir celebrates our emergence from the Covid pandemic.  A free will offering will be taken to support the efforts of Family Assistance Ministries. 

    For more info: www.schandbell.org.

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  • One and Then Some

    August 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Come spend the day (on YouTube and Zoom) with a panoply of teachers, learning strategies and techniques to improve your ringing skills for all types of musical experiences—solo or ensemble. Teachers confirmed for this event are Gail Berg, Barbara Brocker, Kathie Fink, P.L. Grove, KatRyn Howell, Linda Krantz, Beth Mays, Carol Pickford, Michèle Sharik, Cyndi Tully, Marquise Usher, and Cheryl Woldseth.

    As part of this event, registrants have the option to apply to participate in a live lesson via Zoom that will be streamed on the day of the event to all who are in attendance. Space is extremely limited and is on a first come first served basis. 

    Registrants are also invited to pre-submit videos for a Master Class where a panel will offer feedback. Those who are accepted to participate in the live lessons or in the Master Class will pay an additional fee as noted in the registration fees section on the event webpage.

    Please note that there is a pre-event submission deadline of July 15 for participation in the mini-lessons and Master Class.

    For all of the details and to register for One and Then Some, please visit the event webpage

    Questions? email Tessique Houston at events.area12@handbellmusicians.org

    This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America

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One And Then Some

Come spend the day with a panoply of teachers, learning strategies and techniques to improve your ringing skills for all types of musical experiences—solo or ensemble. Teachers confirmed for this event are Gail Berg, Barbara Brocker, Kathie Fink, P.L. Grove, KatRyn...

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Bell Table Talk – Summer 2021

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Thanks to all the candidate for their willingness to serve Area 12. We have our election results and they are: Marci Nuoffer Chair-Elect Carol Pickford Secretary Helena Broadbent Treasurer  ...

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Director as Teacher - The Next Step Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm PT  Led by Barbara Walsh and Tessique Houston, via Zoom meeting. $30 for HMA members $40 for non-members $40 for all registrations received after March 7, 2021   Instructors Barbara...

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