Bring the Ring is a new and fun event in Area 9. For a few hours, you will get to ring through some of the newest music composed and arranged for handbells. With technique and rhythm tips and tricks sprinkled throughout, Bring the Ring will be more than just a reading session. All of the music, instruments, and equipment needed will be waiting for you. All you have to do is bring the ring!

This event has been designed to be a stress-free ringing event for individuals and groups – all are welcome. There is no expectation of perfecting any music; the music will be used to teach various techniques as time allows. Music selections will vary by location; there will be an option to purchase the music at each location.

Bring the Ring Locations

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
University United Methodist Church
5084 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX view map
Russell Miller, Instructor
Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lake Travis United Methodist Church
1502 RR 620 North, Lakeway, TX view map
Patty Highland, Instructor
Thursday, Octover 10, 2019 | 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
Harvard Avenue Christian Church
5502 S. Harvard Ave., Tulsa, OK view map
Andrew Dugan, Instructor
Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church
10100 Ridgeview Dr., The Village, OK view map
Jeremy Springer, Instructor
Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
King of Glory Lutheran Church (Activity Center)
6411 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Dallas, TX view map
Mark Arnold, Instructor
Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
St. Paul United Methodist Church
525 Beech St., Abilene, TX view map
Adam Samuels, Instructor

Bring the Ring Sample Schedule

The following schedule is provided as a sample. Please check your start time on the location tab.

9:00 – 9:30 | Registration & Welcome
9:30 – 10:45 | Ringing
10:45 – 11:00 | Break
11:00 – 12:00 | Ringing

Bring the Ring Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age limit to enter the event?
This event is open to ringers age 10 to 10 at heart.

What are my parking options getting to the event?
There is plenty of free on-site parking for this event at all locations.

Do I have to be a member of Handbell Musicians of America to attend this event?
No. All ringers at all skill levels are invited to join us at Bring the Ring.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can find contact information for all Handbell Musicians of America Area 9 officers at area9.handbellmusicians.org. You can contact the event registrar – Chris Burton, Treasurer – directly at treasurer.area9@handbellmusicians.org.

Is my registration refundable?
Registration for this event is refundable when requested prior to the registration deadline for the location. Refund requests made after the registration deadline for the location will not be accepted for any reason. Please e-mail your refund request to Chris Burton at treasurer.area9@handbellmusicians.org.

Can I update my registration information?
You certainly can! If you noticed that you misspelled your name or gave the wrong telephone number, you can log into your RegFox account to adjust your registration yourself or contact Chris Burton at treasurer.area9@handbellmusicians.org.

Is my registration transferrable to another event?
Registration for this event is not transferable to other events.

Bring the Ring Registration

Area 9 is excited to offer online registration for all Bring the Ring locations!

Registration fees for this event are $10 per person.

Before you click that registration link below, here are few helpful tips to use our online registration system.

  • Click the button below for the correct location. Each location has its own registration. We cannot transfer registrations between locations.
  • You can register online and pay by check before you arrive. Look for the “payment method” option once you click the checkout button.
  • We will ask the name, e-mail address, and mobile number of each attendee. If you’re registering a large group, having a spreadsheet with everyone’s information in it will help you complete your registration quickly and easily.

Registration closes September 13, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

Registration closes September 20, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

Registration closes October 3, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

Registration closes October 4, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

Registration closes October 11, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

Registration closes October 11, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

Firearms or weapons of any type are strictly prohibited at all locations for this event.
All locations are smoke/tobacco free facilities.


Area 9 reserves the right to cancel any or all Bring the Ring events
if the number of registrations is deemed insufficient.

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