Progressive Ring is a new and different kind of one-day workshop. Your day will start with a review of handbell techniques. You will gradually progress through more difficult concepts like triplets and syncopation. Your day will culminate with a surprise challenge. All of your music and class notes will be provided on the day of the event. There is no advance preparation needed!

This event has been designed to be a stress-free learning workshop for individuals and groups – all are welcome. There is no expectation of perfecting any music; the music and class notes will be used to teach the various techniques.

Progressive Ring Locations

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Linda Rutherford, Instructor
First Baptist Church
304 N. Market St., Brenham, TX
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Jeremy Springer, Instructor
Piedmont United Methodist
2525 Piedmont Rd. N., Piedmont, OK
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Patty Highland, Instructor
First United Methodist Church
900 S. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX
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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Amy Haller, Instructor
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
4930 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston, TX
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Progressive Ring Schedule

The following schedule will be used at all Progressive Ring locations.

8:30-9:00    Registration and Set-up
9:00-9:50    Stretch, Handbell Techniques
9:50-10:00    Break
10:00-10:50    Handbell Techniques and Processing
10:50-11:00    Break
11:00-11:50    Syncopation
11:50-12:00    Break
12:00-1:00    Triplets, eighth and sixteenth notes

Progressive Ring Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age limit to enter the event?
This event is open to ringers age 10+. Registrants under the age of 18 must have a parent, legal guradian, or appointed chaperon present. The parent, legal guardian, or appointed chaperone must also register for the event.

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

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Individual Registrants (Four or less attending from one choir/group/facility): Please bring your gloves and a stand/binder. Area 9 is happy to provide tables, foam, and bells for you. If you prefer a specific position, please bring the bells for that position with you as Area 9 cannot guarantee any specific position.
Group Registrants (Five or more attending from one choir/group/facility): Please bring all equipment required for your ensemble/choir to participate – tables, pads, stands, binders, mallets, etc.

What if I don’t have a personal Handbell Musicians of America membership number?
If you don’t have a personal membership with Handbell Musicians of America we encourage you to join today.

Where can I find my Handbell Musicians of America membership number?
You can find your membership number on the label on your most recent edition of Overtones. You can also login to the Member Only area of the national website at www.handbellmusicians.org.

Where can I find my group’s Handbell Musicians of America membership number?
Your group’s membership number will also be on the label of the most recent edition of Overtones. You may wish to ask your director for your church’s/school’s/community group’s membership number.

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 – Linda Rutherford, Treasurer – directly at treasurer.area9@handbellmusicians.org.

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

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 Linda Rutherford 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 Eventbrite account to adjust your registration yourself or contact Linda Rutherford at treasurer.area9@handbellmusicians.org.

Progressive Ring Registration

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

Registration fees for this event are as follows:

  • $20 per person for those with a Handbell Musicians of America membership or who belong to a group with a membership (church, community ensemble, HIC, etc.)
  • $30 per person for those with no Handbell Musicians of America membership.

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 drop-down “payment method” option once you click the checkout button.Pay-by-Check Image
  • We are not asking how many table feet you’ll need or bring. We are assuming that each person will need three (3) linear feet.
  • We will ask the name, e-mail address, mobile number, and Handbell Musicians of America membership number (if applicable) 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.
Eventbrite - Progressive Ring 2018 | Piedmont, OK
Registration closes September 15, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
Eventbrite - Progressive Ring 2018 | Brenham, TX
Registration closes September 15, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
Eventbrite - Progressive Ring 2018 | Corpus Christi, TX
Registration closes September 22, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
Eventbrite - Progressive Ring 2018 | Houston, TX
Registration closes September 22, 2018 @ 11:59 pm

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


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

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