San Francisco Bay Area

Marquise Usher – Regional Coordinator

Marquise Usher began ringing handbells in 2002 at a church near his home in Oakland, CA. At age 18 he auditioned and joined Sonos Handbell Ensemble and Velocity Handbell Ensemble and has toured the United States, Estonia, Finland, and Japan. Fast-forward to 2019 and Marquise has been fortunate to conduct, teach and perform at the area and national levels with Sonos, Velocity, and Timbré Ensemble. Currently, Marquise directs two 5-octave church ensembles and is the Handbell Director and Junior Chorus Director at the San Francisco Boys Chorus.

Contact Marquise for more information about handbells in the San Francisco Bay Area.

April 22, 2023
  • 2023 Bay Area Spring Ring & Intense Ring

    April 22, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

    Join clinician James Meredith, music director of Sonos, for a full day of ringing and fun.
    Add your notes to those of other ringers and groups to make  glorious music together. Please purchase and prepare the music for Massed Ringing in advance. Our massed rehearsal time is SHORT! Jim will work on the interpretation of the music, not the assignments or notes and rhythms. Although there are five pieces on the massed ringing repertoire list, individuals or full ensembles may choose to sit out of any piece as needed. We want this to be fun and rewarding! 
    For more repertoire, schedule, class information and other details, registration:
     This is a Handbell Musician of America endorsed event.

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