2014 Area 12 Conference


at The DoubleTree by Hilton
Modesto, CA
June 16-19, 2016

Early Bird registration opens January 19, 2016!

Additional information here


Get souped up in classes taught by the best handbell nerds (including Michael Glasgow and Kimberlee Strepka)
Dig some cool concerts by the Conference Choir and others!(stay tuned for more info on solo concert opportunities)
Have a blast ringing in Jam Sessions!
Hang, flip, or scream with other Handbell Musicians!
Rock around the Clock!


Planning is well underway for next June’s Area 12 Handbell Hop Modesto. We are in search of volunteers for three positions:

Solo Performance Coordinator: The conference will have three lunch time performances. The responsibilities for this position include participating in the selection process and being point of contact before and during the conference.

Conference Choir Coordinator: The primary responsibility is being point of contact before and during the conference for the choir and the directors.

Silent Auction Coordinator: The conference committee would love to continue this tradition established by Norma Rose. The responsibilities include soliciting items from members and local merchants, setting up and supervising the tables during the conference, and distributing sold items. Do these yourself or recruit a team to work with you!

These descriptions are brief so, if you have questions, please contact Kathy Arnold at registrar.area12@handbellmusicians.org. She’ll answer your questions and get you dialed in!


We will have pieces for massed ringing in two divisions and combined. Put in your nickels and make the scene!

Division A Ringers under the direction of Kimberlee Strepka.
Division B Ringers under the direction of Michael Glasgow.

Massed Ringers will ring under the batons of both!


“Celebration” by Fred Gramann
3-5 oct., Level 2+, Lorenz; LC201397L

“Energique” by Matthew Prins
Choir 1 is 5-6 oct., Level 3- and Choir 2 is 3 oct., Level 1+,
From the Top Music; FM20416
(The score includes both Choir 1 and Choir 2 parts. Registrants are encouraged to prepare the part they feel will be the most successful for them.)

Third piece TBA. Title and ordering information will be available no later than January 1, 2016.



“Jubilee”by Arnold Sherman
2-3 or 3-5 oct., Level 1+
Choristers Guild; CGB472(2-3 oct.) or CGB473 (3-5 oct.)

“Scarborough Fair” arr. by Jason Krug
3-6 oct., Level 2+, Red River Music; RRBL5069



“An American Tapestry III: Spiritual” by Arnold Sherman
3-7 oct., Level 3, AGEHR Publishing; AG37007

“Appassionata” by Michael Joy
3-6 oct., Level 3, Beckenhorst; BEHB490


We are looking forward to serving YOU
(and having YOU help!)