Calling all Bronze (or Bronze-aspiring) Ringers!

Once again, Area 1 is inviting Bronze-level ringers who don’t have a Bronze-level group to ring with to join our Bronze Orphan Choir. If you or someone you know would like to apply to attend FC23 as a Bronze Orphan, please have them follow these steps as soon as possible, preferably before the [DATE TBD] Early Bird Deadline:

1. Complete and submit an on-line Bronze Orphan Application.


2. If you attended Festival Conference as an Orphan in 2022, or have recently attended Distinctly Bronze or a similar event (Virtuoso, Bay View, etc.) you may submit your DB evaluation or similar from your most recent event to Susie Amos at


3. Contact two references that have observed you ringing within the past year and ask them to complete the on-line First-time Attendee Recommendation.

NOTE:  We encourage all Bronze Orphans to apply before [Date TBD], and submit their $200 deposit. Those who submit their deposit prior to the Early Bird deadline will get their first choice of assignments. Please note that no applications will be considered until ALL OF THE ABOVE FORMS & RECOMMENDATIONS are received by the bronze orphan coordinator. You will not be able to register until approved by the coordinator.