Handbell Musicians of America Area 1


Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM; 5:00 PM Open Rehearsal; 5:30 Dinner;      7:00 PM MVR Concert
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Wilbraham United Church 
500 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095

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Lynn Masson 
Merrimack Valley Ringers 

Ringing Skills Workshop with Merrimack Valley Ringers 

Merrimack Valley Ringers (MVR) is pleased to present a Ringing Skills Workshop, where participants can enjoy a fun-filled day of classes, food, friends and great music.

Classes will be taught by some of MVR's enthusiastic and knowledgeable handbell artists.  Participants can attend up to four classes throughout the day, with at least four different topics offered during each session.  Classes include: basic ringing skills, the trouble with trebles, getting untangled-learning to weave, ring better-ring with confidence, bass bells. ensemble ringing, bell trees, stopped techniques, bell & chime maintenance, battery bells, getting over performance anxiety, and deciphering handbell notation.  Our goal is to help improve ringing skills, boost performance confidence, and encourage looking at this unique instrument in new ways.

After the workshop, participants can enjoy a dinner prepared by the Wilbraham United Church.  Get to know other ringers from throughout the region and share stories about your ringing experiences. 

Following dinner enjoy a free concert presented by the "Always Different, Always Fun" Merrimack Valley Ringers.

                                                        TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

                      12:00     Registration                                        3:00        Third Class

                      12:30     First Class                                           4:00        Fourth Class

                        1:30     Second Class                                       5:00        Open Rehearsal

                         2:30     Break                                                  5:30        Dinner (optional)

                                                     7:00        Free MVR Concert

Registration cost is $10.00 per participant for the workshop through May 1st, $15.00 after May 1st. If you wish to join us for dinner, it is being offered by the Wilbraham United Church for $5.00 each.   One person can register for a group.

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

Registration Deadline is May 20, 2016.