Every other year, Area 12 holds a conference that brings together the ringers throughout its region: from Hawaii and Nevada to parts up and down the state of California. For this reason, the Area 12 conference moves around. During off-conference years, regions hold spring rings, directors’ workshops, and other educational events. And there are always handbell concerts to be found, especially at Christmas time.

To learn more about the Area 12 conference, check the Area 12 conference page for updates as they become available.

To add your concert to the calendar, you can submit the event online or contact the webmaster with the name of the group, date, time, and venue address of the event.

To learn more about what’s happening in a specific area, select a region below:


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All Area 12 Upcoming Events
  • Sierra Spring Ring

    May 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Elmcrest Elementary School, 855 Mc Donald Dr, Reno, NV 89503, USA

    Join Tintabulations as we spring forward into ringing with the annual Sierra Spring Ring. This 1 day event offers both classes and massed ringing sessions and has something for beginning through advanced ringers. Save the date for this fun tradition.

    Massed ringing and classes for beginning to intermediate ringers.  And a reading session.
    This event is endorsed by the Handbell Musicians of America.

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  • Opus Handbell Ensemble Mother's Day Spring Concert

    May 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    First United Methodist Church Modesto, 850 16th St, Modesto, CA 95354, USA

    Opus would like to invite you to join us for this special program and bring your mother, aunt, niece, grandmother. . .your entire family!

    This program will take you on a journey from the highlands, into space toward Heaven using rhythm, reflection, and revelation! Go to www.opushandbell.org or like us on Facebook!

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  • Camarillo UMC Annual Handbell Concert

    May 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010

    Camarillo UMC bell choirs are pleased to invite you to our
    annual spring bell choir concert featuring all 5 of our bell choirs: CDC
    (preschool) Chimers, Cherub Chimes, Chapel Bells, Young Adult Bells, and Adult
    Every year we strive to put together a program that is eclectic, challenging, and
    lots of fun! Here is a sample of what you will hear: beloved sacred music such as
    a bluesy version of “Wade in the Water” and “Come, Now is the Time to
    Worship” featuring our Chancel Choir, drums, bass, and guitar; the mambo
    classic “Sway”; a jazzy version of “Fly Me to the Moon”, and even a Harry Potter
    medley played by our Young Adult Bells. We will be joined by instrumentalists
    including trumpets, organ, percussion, and bass and guitar.

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  • SoCal Bronze Vision and Spring Ring

    May 27, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1450 S Melrose Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056, USA

    This year's festival will be in beautiful Oceanside, CA, with Douglas Lynn, as your clinician and conductor.

    The festival runs all day Saturday. In addition to massed ringing, a Bronze Vision option will be offered for those ringers in search of an additional challenge, and a public concert held on Sat at 5pm (Free Will Offering).

    For more details, including event schedule, repertoire, and registration forms for this exciting event, please download the information packet PDF.

    This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America

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