Handbell Musicians of America Area 1


Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM; with workshops in the morning and rep reading in the afternoon.
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St. Matthew's United Methodist Church 
435 Central Street
Acton, MA 01720

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Lynn Masson 
Bells of St. Matthews and Lincoln Ringers 

Holiday Rep Reading/Skill Building Workshops 

The Bells of St. Matthew's and The Lincoln Ringers are pleased to sponsor our third annual Holiday Rep Reading and Skill Building Workshops.  The morning workshops will offer classes in Basic Ringing Skills, Bass Bell and Treble Bell Techniques, Weaving and others.  The afternoon Rep Reading will showcase holiday music, recent publications, and selections for a variety of skill levels as well as ensemble sizes.

Classes will be taught by some of the area's most enthusiastic and knowledgeable handbell artists.  Participants can attend up to four classes with four different topics offered during each session.  Our goal is to help improve ringing skills, boost performance confidence, and encourage looking at this unique instrument in new ways.

The music we review will be available for sale at a discount with no shipping charges.  You may pay by check, credit card, or use your Jeffers account number. 

Coffee, water and snacks will be available.  Bring your own paper bag lunch if you're spending the day.  Also bring gloves and a music binder.

                                              TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

              8:30 am  Registration                   11:55 am  Fourth class                          

   9:00 am  First class                      12:40 pm  Paper Bag Lunch/Afternoon Registration

  9:55 am  Second class                    1:10 pm  Rep Reading                                          

 10:40 am  Break                               2:30 pm  Break                                                     

           11:00 am  Third class                       2:50 pm  Rep Reading                                                    

                  4:00 pm  Sales/Wrap-Up                                                                                                                                               

Registration cost is $10.00 per participant for either the morning workshops or the afternoon rep reading, or $15.00 for the whole day.   One person can register for a group.

The program is endorsed by the Handbell Musicians of America, Area 1.

Registration Deadline is September 30, 2015.