New Hampshire Skill-Building Workshop
Saturday, February 3, 9 AM-12:30 PM.
27 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
8:30-9:00 Arrive and check in
9:00-10:15 Review of basic ringing stroke, various stopped techniques, etc.
10:15-11:05 Work on first piece of repertoire
11:05-11:35 Break; Q&A/discussion time
11:35-12:30 Work on second piece of repertoire
12:30 Pack up and head for home
The New Hampshire Skill-Building Workshop is an opportunity for ringers to review basic skills and techniques in the context of repertoire. Ringers can attend as individuals or as part of a larger choir, and attendees do not need to bring their own equipment. The repertoire being used will be available on site for attendees to either purchase or simply borrow for the event. One piece of repertoire used will also be used at the 2024 Massachusetts Spring Ring, and the second will be used at the 2024 Maine Spring Ring; for choirs planning to attend one of those events, this workshop can constitute some early preparation, but for attendees not planning to participate in either Spring Ring, it’s simply an opportunity to work on some excellent pieces of music alongside other ringers from your area. Snacks will be provided. Come ring while getting to know other handbell musicians from throughout New Hampshire!
Registration will be open through January 27, 2024.
Repertoire will be available on site for attendees to either purchase or simply borrow for the event. While there is no requirement to purchase music in advance, the repertoire is listed below.
- Peal con brio, by Karen Thompson. Level 2, available in compatible 2-3 and 4-6 octave editions. AG23042 and AG46029.
- Clarion Call, by Michael Joy. Level 2+, for 3-5 octaves. CGB864.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Ringers can attend as individuals or as part of a larger choir, and attendees do not need to bring their own equipment.
Youth ringers are welcome! Please register at least one Adult as a chaperone for every ten registered ringers under the age of 18.
What to Bring
Participants need only bring gloves and a split-back binder, if possible.
Cancellations may be made by contacting the Area 1 Registrar via email at [email protected]. Refunds will be issued for cancellations submitted before February 1, 2024 in the amount charged less a $2 processing fee. No refunds can be issued after that date.
Scholarships are available on a variety of levels for members of the Handbell Musicians of America and the ensembles they direct. If you are in need of financial assistance in order to attend this event, please review the scholarship information and application directions on the scholarships page of the Area 1 website.