Handbell Musicians of America Area 1


Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

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Tewksbury Memorial High School 
320 Pleasant Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876

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A detailed schedule will be sent out closer to the event.

2:00 – 6:30 PM Rehearsals
5:00 – 6:00 PM Brown Bag Supper
7:00 PM Concert


Reception following the concert


Opening Selection:
Psalm of Celebration” -- Kevin McChesney, L3, 3-5 oct, Jeffers MJHS95383-5, MJHS9538B Brass Parts, MJHS9538FS Full score/Organ Score

“King of Kings" -- arr. Robert Ward, L3, 3-6 oct, AGEHR--AG36046

“Tuya Es La Gloria" -- Susan (Nelson) Sylvester, L2, 3-5 oct., MAG35251 

America the Beautiful" -- arr. Arnold Sherman, L3, 3-6 oct, MRRHB0002,MRRFS0002 Full Score, MRRBP0002 Brass Parts


Lynn Masson 
Handbell Musicians of America, Area 1 

Massachusetts Spring Ring 2017

Attend the 31st MA SPRING RING

Join with ringers from all over Massachusetts for a day of Massed ringing under the direction of clinician Lawrence Berdensey, Director of the Hockanum Valley Ringers of South Windsor, CT.  

Don' miss this great opportunity to work with Lawrence on selections from the 2017 Area 1 Festival/Conference repertoire, including two Massed pieces which will be accompanied by Nottingham Brass of Nashua, NH. 

Participating groups may register as either Tins or Coppers choirs. Each group will be free to decide which pieces they would like to ring.

Choirs are invited to provide a solo selection for the final concert. Spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Selections are limited to 5 minutes, including set up. Please note that solos will be assigned by the date of receipt of the registration form, and last minute additions will only be permitted as space in the program allows.

Registration cost is $9.00 per ringer (same as last year). You may list multiple choirs on a single form. Orphans are encouraged and will be assigned to a host choir. The registration cost covers performance royalties, massed directors, hall rental, and insurance liability coverage.

Participants are expected to bring a bag supper and share fellowship time together before the final rehearsal.  Each group should bring at least three dozen goodies to share in a reception with the audience following the concert. 


Please purchase sufficient copies of the music for your ringers and rehearse the music thoroughly ahead of time.  Our rehearsal time together is limited and is intended for developing an ensemble performance, rather than learning the music.

Please note – The Guild strictly adheres to copyright laws.
NO PHOTOCOPIES of any published music will be allowed.

Registration Deadline is April 17, 2017

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

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