We will have the Youth, an A/B Division, and a C Division. You will be expected to buy the massed music and whatever division(s) you will be ringing in. You will be expected to prepare the music prior to the conference. “Pickup” rehearsals may be scheduled in various locations. There will be opportunities during breaks and lunch to get help with specific issues. In addition, one of the class choices is Repertoire Remedies (refer to class session descriptions).

Please also click on and review the Director’s Notes for the music you are preparing. Each PDF contains valuable insights and directions for getting the most musically out of each piece.

You can also find recordings of the pieces via the publishers websites, with the exception of Fervent Freedom, which is not yet published so we’ve provided a link below (click on title). 

Participants must follow all copyright and tablet usage policies as established by the Handbell Musicians of America.


Title Composer/Arranger Publisher Catalog # Octaves Level Director’s Notes
I’m Just a Poor Wayfaring Stranger  Tammy Waldrop Agape 2343 3-5 2- Youth Director’s Notes
Massed Ringing
Fervent Freedom Michael Mazzatenta AGEHR AG35387 3-5 3 Massed Director’s Notes
When Johnny Comes Marching Home Jason Krug Beckenhorst Press HB603 3-6 3+
Recollection Tim Waugh Choristers Guild CGB974 3-5 2+
Division A/B
Jubilee Arnold Sherman Choristers Guild CGB472 or
2-5 1+ Div A/B Director’s Notes
Grace All-Sufficient Sondra Tucker Casa Publications HB034 3-6 2
Division C
The Glad Sound Blues Michael Mazzatenta From the Top 20383 5-6 4+ Div C Director’s Notes
Soliloquy for Bells Karen Buckwalter Harold Flammer Music HP5175 3-5 “easy medium”