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Registration deadline:  May 12


Saturday May 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Wellesley Hills Congregational Church 
207 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02481

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  9:00  AM  Registration
  9:30 -10:30 AM  Session 1 
10:45 -12:00 PM  Session 2
12:00 -  1:00 PM  LUNCH
  1:00 -  2:00 PM  Session 3
  2:15 -  3:30 PM

 Reading Session

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Cancellation Policy

A full refund less a $10 processing fee will be issued for all cancellation requests received by May 6


Donna Matson, Executive Director 
Back Bay Ringers 

Susan Schultz, Event Registrar 
Back Bay Ringers 
(978) 273-2226 


Handbell Workshop with Michael Joy

Back Bay Ringers of Boston presents a Workshop with Michael Joy! Spend a day ringing and learning with renowned handbell conductor, composer, and arranger Michael Joy. The workshop will include several breakout sessions of your choice and repertoire readings of music selected by Michael.

Meet Michael Joy

Renowned composer Michael Joy of Philadelphia, PA was named the 2004 Composer of the Year by Jeffers Publishing Company for his composition Dorian Dance. Michael has an envious handbell pedigree, having studied handbells with Donald Allured and handbell composition with Arnold Sherman. An accomplished director and clinician, Michael has taught at Area II and III festivals, PMEA district and state conferences, Handbell Exploration and the AGEHR National Seminar. Michael has been the Music Director at the First Presbyterian Church in Ambler, PA for the last 31 years, and is also currently the middle school music teacher at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA where he conducts 15 different handbell groups.

Event Details

Back Bay Ringers is pleased to present this workshop opportunity in partnership with the Hills Bells at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church (address and directions on left). The schedule to the left includes three workshop sessions and a reading session. The registration fee of $65 includes a free ticket to a Back Bay Ringers concert of your choice!

What to Bring

Each participant should bring gloves and a music binder.


Participants may bring their own lunch, or may choose to have one provided for an additional $10 fee. Beverages and snacks will be available on site.

Don't miss it! Registration deadline: May 12

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This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America, dedicated to uniting people through the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing.  


 "This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.”