• 2024 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BRONZE VISION AND SPRING RING with ELIZABETH MAYS LOEBIG

    May 3, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1450 S Melrose Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056, USA

    Are you a handbell addict? Do you like to be challenged? If
    you answered YES to either of these questions, then Bronze Vision is for YOU! This option features four hours
    of intense ringing – something all you handbell addicts will love! Beth will work to bring out all the music
    that's in these "meaty" pieces and in YOU, all the while keeping it lively and fun for everyone. The Bronze
    Vision group will present two pieces at the Saturday afternoon concert. Expect to work hard, but expect to
    go home with a BIG SMILE on your face!

    Repertoire for Bronze Vision:

    • The Banana Boat Song* arr. by Sondra K. Tucker (Level 3) — From the Top, 3-6
    octaves handbells, 3-4 octaves handchimes, with optional percussion (bongos, maracas, claves, rainstick, windchimes, and bamboo chimes)
    • FM20521-HB: Handbell score (Please note that the percussion parts are NOT included in the handbell score.)
    • FM20521-P: Percussion parts
    • FM20521-M: Full score
    • The Bells in My Heart, by Kazuko Okamoto (No level given, but probably a Level 3) — Seibunsha International, MSI100: 3-5 octaves handbells, 2 octaves handchimes

    For more information and registration information:
    https://area12.handbellmusicians.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2024/02/2024-SoCalSR.pdf
     
    This is a Handbell Musicians of America Sponsored Event.
     
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  • 2024 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BRONZE VISION AND SPRING RING with ELIZABETH MAYS LOEBIG

    May 4, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1450 S Melrose Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056, USA

    Bronze Vision rehearsal 8-10am.  Massed rehearsal starts at 11am. 30 minute lunch break. Public concert 5:30pm.

    Come as a choir or an individual ringer bringing your own bells and music. If any groups or individual ringers cannot bring their own bells, please contact Michele at [email protected] and she will see what she can do to help. If desired, individual ringers may be added to incomplete groups.
    Our hosts will again have a sandwich lunch available for Spring Ring attendees for a small fee added to registration. If you choose not to take advantage of this opportunity, there is plenty of space on campus to eat if you bring your own lunch, or there are a few restaurants not far from the church.
     
    Massed pieces:
    • Oh, Happy Morning* by Cathy Moklebust (Level 1+) — Choristers Guild, CGB1310: 2-3
    octaves handbells or handchimes with optional percussion, OR CGB1311: 3-5 octaves
    handbells or handchimes with optional percussion.
    • Also available: CGB1309: full score with reproducible percussion parts
    (gankokwe, caxixi, shekere, and djembe). Please note that the percussion parts
    are NOT included in the handbell score.
    • Ton Moulin (Your Windmill) arr. by Valerie Stephenson (Level 2) — From the Top,
    20141: 3-5 octaves handbells, 3-5 octaves handchimes
    • For the Beauty of the Earth arr. by Brenda E. Austin (Level 2+) — GIA Publications,
    G9123: 3-5 octaves handbells, with optional 2 octave handchimes
    • Towers by Cathy Moklebust (Level 3+, but don’t let that scare you! There are only 6
    measures in the middle that may require special attention in rehearsal.) — AGEHR
    Publishing AG35178: 3-5 octaves handbells

    For more information and registration information:
    https://area12.handbellmusicians.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2024/02/2024-SoCalSR.pdf
     
    This is a Handbell Musicians of America Sponsored Event.
     
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  • 2024 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BRONZE VISION AND SPRING RING Concert

    May 4, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1450 S Melrose Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056, USA

    This is the public concert for the Bronze Vision and Spring Ring event.

     
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  • Sierra Spring Ring

    May 11, 2024
    Sparks United Methodist Church, 1231 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431, USA

    Massed ring and classes for beginning to intermediate ringers.  For more information:  https://www.tintabulations.com/

    This is a Handbell Musicians of America Endorsed Event

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  • Bells Ain’t Just for Christmas Concert

    May 19, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    6929 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823, USA

    River Bells in concert

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  • Celebrate with Ringing! with the Camarillo United Methodist Church bell choirs

    May 19, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010, USA

    Spring is here- time to celebrate! Camarillo United Methodist Church is pleased to invite you to our annual spring bell choir concert featuring all SIX of our handbell and chime choirs. Join us for an afternoon of inspiring, eclectic, and FUN handbell music including: "Fantasia on Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee'" by Kevin McChesney, "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "African Alleluia", "Clocks", "That'll Be the Day" and "When the Saints Go Marching In" featuring our brass ensemble. We will be joined by our Chancel Choir as well as organ, bass, guitar, and percussion. Please join us for this festive event featuring beautiful bell music performed by ringers of all ages! Refreshments will be served on our patio after the concert. A goodwill offering will be taken.
    Contact Kristi VanKeersbilck at [email protected] or (805) 482-4312 for more information.

    https://camarilloumc.org

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  • Opus Favorites Spring Concert - Opus Handbell Ensemble

    May 19, 2024 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    First United Methodist Church Modesto, 850 16th St, Modesto, CA 95354, USA


    From Wild Cherry to Lemon Lime, you can imagine the memories we’ve made over time.
    We’ll share a menu of traditional flavors along with some gourmet rhythms and swing, and promise a treat following the concert‘s final ring!
    Please join us in thanking Rich Colla for his vision, gifts and talents in leading this very special handbell ensemble for 29 years!
    $20/adults; $15/students
    $10/children under 12
           

    https://opushandbell.org/calendar.php

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