July 2 – 3, 2022
The Area 12 Red, White & Bells conference will include a not-to-be-missed Youth Conference for ringers aged 12-18*. This event will begin on Saturday, July 2 ahead of the Ringers conference.
Participants will have the opportunity to prepare music for a concert on Sunday, July 3 at 11 am, and attend workshops that cover a wide variety of ringing topics and team building activities. Attendees can choose between two separate divisions based on their skill level and experience.
The conference will provide a box lunch for Youth Conference participants on both days, but even more importantly, those that attend this conference track will get to participate in an ice cream social on Saturday evening!
Our Youth Conference clinician, Barbara Walsh, is a retired music educator with over thirty years of experience teaching handbells to youth and adults in the Reno community. She also directs the excellent and energetic Reno-based Tintabulations community handbell ensemble. Melanie Graber from Tintabulations, and Michèle Sharik of Sonos Handbell Ensemble and Timbré will also be on hand to offer class instruction.
Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times.
Youth Conference participants are also encouraged to attend the Ringers conference.
*Ringers under the age of 12 may also be considered. Please contact the Registrar to seek permission.