Bells on the Beach

July 1 – 3, 2022

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, San Clemente, CA

Bells on the Beach is a boutique conference experience. Come enjoy the weather and have some fun with your old and new handbell friends.

Bells on the Beach will include the following conference elements: 

  • Performances by outstanding groups/soloists (The Friday night concert will be open to the public.)
  • Massed and divisional ringing
  • Quality classes with fabulous instructors (Several of the Vegas instructors have agreed to teach at the beach.)
  • Final Concert (will be open to the public)
  • Biannual Area 12 meeting
  • Specific time to get to know people over food. Lunch on Saturday, dinner on Saturday, and snacks throughout the conference will be provided. In addition, we will have s’mores overlooking the ocean after the Friday night concert.

While there will not be a specific youth conference, there will be a youth track of classes which will be tailored to the preparation of one piece for the final concert. Come and enjoy the hospitality of the beach town of San Clemente. We have even scheduled “beach time”.

There is a limited number of ringer positions available. Preference will be given to those previously registered for Red, White & Bells until May 14th. Even if you did not register for Red, White & Bells you can register now.  

In some cases, we at this time do not have all the information finalized (e.g., not all performers and instructors have been confirmed). As information becomes available, this website will be updated. We will notify registrants and update the Area 12 Facebook page and will update the website on at least a weekly basis. Please keep scrolling down to explore the various information sections below and through the links for more about the conference.

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America, dedicated to uniting people through the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing.

Conference Fees 

    • $125/Ringer HMA member 
    • $145/Ringer Non-HMA member (If a group registers, the Non-HMA surcharge would be no more than $100.)
    • Under 18 receives a $25 discount 
    • $75/Director/Observer

Cancellation before June 15, 2022 will result in a 100% refund. After June 15, 2022, there will be no refunds.


Please complete your on-line registration via the link below.  


Payment may be made through Area 12’s PayPal account included in the registration form or the link below, or payment can be made by check.  If paying by Paypal, please use the “pencil icon” on the donate page to enter “Bells on the Beach” so that we can more easily credit this to the appropriate event. Please note that any checks MUST be made out to AGEHR Area XII, and should note “Bells on the Beach” in the memo line. If you want to pay by check please contact Sharon Guilliams.

What to Bring 

Binder, Music, Gloves, Polishing Cloths, Lights if you have them, and Risers, if used. Pencils will be available.

COVID Precautions

We request that ringers be vaccinated or have medical reasons for not being vaccinated.  You will be asked to sign a COVID waiver at the event. Anyone that would like to wear a mask is more than welcome to do so.


Contact Sharon Guilliams at or 949 842-6391.


Featured Clinicians

Stevie Berryman



Barbara Walsh



All About Bells on the Beach


We’ve got an exciting repertoire planned that you’re sure to enjoy!

Class Sessions

Explore our class sessions. Classes will be taught by highly experienced instructors. 


Click below for a detailed look at what you’ll be doing each day.


You won’t want to miss performances from these Area 12 handbell artists.

Class Instructors

Find out more about our the line up of fabulous instructors for our class sessions.

Food & Lodging

We’ve put together some helpful options for where to stay and where to eat near the event.

Conference Shirts

Be sure to buy an exclusive Bells on the Beach shirt!

HMA Policies

Please read these important policies to ensure the best experience at Bells on the Beach.