Festival Conference

Festival Conference

What is a Festival Conference at Area 1?

“It’s a 3-day handbell marathon of rehearsals, massed ringing, skill building workshops and classes, and even classes on things like boomwhackers, origami, or yoga.”

“It’s a chance for you to meet other bell choirs, talk with other ringers and directors, and ring some of the best music available today under the most superb directors.”

“Like nothing you’ve ever experienced before (if you’ve never been to an Area 1 conference.)”

Festival Conference 2015 Information

Where and When?

UMass Amherst
June 25 – 28, 2015

Repertoire for 2015:

It’s never too early to order your music for Festival Conference!  Order it now and program it for the upcoming year.  You’ll be ready and totally prepared to ring with the other 700 people who will be attending on the campus of UMASS in Amherst, MA June 25-28, 2015.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2015 Bronze and Coppers Rehearsal Notes

Bronze–conducted by Debbie Rice:

Stoccato– Fred Gramann MCGB812, 5-7 oct., L4+
Remembrance–Cathy Moklebust MLC201131L, 3-5 oct., L5+
Transitions–William Payn MAG57019, 5-7 oct., L5
Valse Brilliante–Karen Buckwalter MBEHB421, 4-7 oct, L4+

Coppers–conducted by Debbie Rice

Allegro con Moto–Jason Krug MGIG8073, 3-5 oct, L3+
We Gather Together–Joel Raney MHP2656, 3-5 oct, L3
Resonances and Alleluias –Cathy Moklebust MCGB516, 3 or 5 oct, L4

Tins–conducted by Tim Waugh

An Expression of Joy–John Behnke MAG35300, 3-5 oct, L2+
Celebrate with Gladness–Susan Geschke MHP 2668, 2-3 oct, L2
Cadenzato –Tim Waugh MRO3218, 2-3 oct, L2+

Massed–conducted by Tim Waugh

All Things Bright and Beautiful –Sondra Tucker MBEHB418, 3-6 oct, L3-
Be sure to order the arrangement for Beckenhorst! There is another by the same composer with the same title.
Steal Away –Sandra Eithun MCGB775, 3-6 oct, L2+ (Tins and coppers only)
In Celebration –Brian Childers MRW8168, 3-5 oct, L4
An American Tapestry III– Spiritual –Arnold Sherman MAG37007–handbell score, MAG302364AG–full score with instrument parts. 3-7 oct, L3

Watch for more information about our conductors and rehearsal notes in the next Fundamental Tone

The Public is Welcome to Our Closing Concert

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