Are you unsure about making the full, four-day commitment, but you’d like to see what Festival Conference is all about? The new “Taste of Festival Conference” is a one-day experience, offered on Friday, June 24 or Saturday, June 25, for just $75 per person.
 
This one-day pass includes the opportunity to participate in three classes of your choice, watch a massed ringing rehearsal, have lunch with attendees, and enjoy a mini-concert. You may also purchase a 2022 Festival Conference t-shirt for an additional fee and even add a sponsorship donation, should you feel inclined. 
 

Here is the schedule for “Taste of Festival Conference“:

 
 
Friday or Saturday
9:00-9:30 AM    Registration
9:35-9:55 AM    Mini-Concert (enjoy performances by individuals or groups attending FC)
10:05-11:20       AM Massed Rehearsal (observe this spectacle of 300 ringers all ringing together)
11:30-1:00 PM  Lunch (mingle with other ringers, visit vendor area, raffle baskets)
1:00-2:15 PM    Attend a class of your choice or observe Coppers Division Rehearsal
2:35-3:50 PM    Attend a class of your choice or observe Tins Division Rehearsal
4:10-5:25 PM    Attend a class of your choice or observe Bronze Division Rehearsal
5:30 PM            Safe travels home!
 
Review the list of the Friday or Saturday classes offered in the full Festival/Conference schedule listed here.
Detailed descriptions of all offered classes can be reviewed here.
 
Group Registration is not required, but an active Handbell Musicians of America membership number is. Be prepared to enter your HMA membership number, or that of the ensemble of which you are a member. Please review the Area 1 Covid-19 policy and procedures before registering.
 
Ready to join us? Hurry, because registration will close at midnight on March 31st. Don’t miss out!
 
 

HMA AREA 1 COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

PARTICIPANTS

To ensure that Area 1 events are as safe as possible, we will be requiring proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status* for all participants. Area 1’s definition of an up-to-date vaccination status is detailed in the CDC Booster Guidelines, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html.

You will need to UPLOAD YOUR PROOF OF VACCINATION AT THIS LINK HERE. This link will also be shared in email communication when you register.

Participants will also be required to wear a mask at all public indoor venues, except when eating.

AUDIENCE

All audience members must also provide proof of up-to-date vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of the performance. Area 1’s definition of up-to-date vaccination status is detailed in the CDC Booster Guidelines. Audience members will also be required to wear a mask at all indoor venues.

The Area 1 board will revisit this policy and amend it as circumstances change and as required by venue.

DISCLAIMER

By attending/participating, you acknowledge and fully understand the nature and extent of the risk related to the COVID-19 virus and other contagious diseases and agree to attend this event at your own risk. You expressly acknowledge that COVID-19 is highly contagious, and infection can result in death, the risk of infection and transmission are higher in indoor facilities, there are no safety precautions that totally eliminate the risk of contracting COVID-19, and individuals with various underlying medical conditions may experience worse outcomes.

 *Should you have a medical exception for being vaccinated, a doctor’s note is required and should be emailed to secretary.area1@handbellmusicians.org.

NOTE: Where state, local and/or venue policies vary from the Area 1 policy, the more strict policy will be in effect.