A New Adventure – Area 9 Summit 2022

CALLING ALL RINGERS AND DIRECTORS!  Join HMA Area 9 for “A NEW ADVENTURE:  AREA 9 SUMMIT 2022”.  Our clinicians will be the fabulous Sandra Eithun and Mitchell Eithun, and there will be an outstanding faculty offering classes and reading sessions with something for ringers and directors alike as well as two great concerts.  It will be held in Waco on June 17-18 with check-in beginning at 10 am and the first massed ringing session at 1 pm on Friday, ending on Saturday with our concert at 4:15 pm.  You can find the repertoire already listed in this section.  Attendees must make their own reservations for accommodations. See below for more details. We can’t wait to see in you in Waco!

Registration costs are as follows:

  • $199 for the full event
  • $150 for Friday only
  • $150 for Saturday only

Register by May 29, 2022 to guarantee your event t-shirt and 2 included meals.

Online and walk-in registrations will be accepted after this date but may not include t-shirt and meals.

Register Now!

Click here for full schedule and class information!

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

10:00 AM Registration begins; Visit Exhibitors

1:00 – 2:30 PM Massed Ringing

2:30 – 3:00 PM Visit Exhibitors

3:00 – 3:45 PM Class Session 1

  • Bell Tree Basics – Megan Corey/Amy Bowden
  • Reading Session: Not Your Grandmother’s Handbell Music! – Mark Arnold/Patty Highland
  • Conducting – floor, door, wall, ceiling! – Beth Judd

4:00 – 4:45 PM Class Session 2

  • High Bell Hijinks – Megan Corey/Amy Bowden
  • Technique – “Ring to pluck clapper grab” – Beth Judd

5:00 – 6:00 PM Massed Ringing

6:00 – 7:00 PM Group Dinner

7:30 PM Evening Concert

8:30 PM Evening Fun

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

8:00 – 8:45 AM Coffee, Visit Exhibitors

8:45 – 10:00 AM Massed Ringing

10:15 – 11:00 AM Class Session 3

  • Creative Use of Handbells in Worship – Mitchell Eithun
  • Reading Session: These Area a Few of Our Favorite Things: Music for 3-5 Octave Bells – Patty Highland/Dellinda Ebeling

11:15 – 12:00 PM Class Session 4

  • Finding the Musical Line – Who’s Got the Melody? – Sandra Eithun
  • Child’s Play – Venita MacGorman
  • Small Ensemble Masterclass – Mitchell Eithun

12:00 – 12:45 PM Group lunch, Visit Exhibitors

12: 45 – 1:30 PM Noon Concert

1:45 – 2:30 PM Class Session 5

  • Using Your Creative Gifts: Composing and Arranging for Handbells – Greg Pysh
  • Bass-ics and Beyond! – Mark Arnold
  • Small Group, BIG Fun! Music for 2-3 Octave Bells – Sondra Tucker

2:30 – 3:00 PM Visit Exhibitors

3:00 – 4:00 PM Massed Ringing

4:15 PM Final Concert

5:00 PM Breakdown/Clean-up/Departure

Note: schedule is not necessarily final and is subject to change

Columbus Avenue Baptist Church
1300 Columbus Ave, Waco, TX 76701
 

Sandra Eithun
Mitchell Eithun

 

 

 

Full faculty information and bios can be found at https://area9.handbellmusicians.org/summit-2022/clinicans-and-faculty/

  • There is a Happy Land, Mitchell Eithun, 3-5, L1+, Composers Music Co., MCP7089
    • https://handbellworld.com/music/MusicPiece.cfm?Piece=18930
  • Remembering, John Behnke, 3-5, L2, JAB Publishing, MJAB043
    • https://handbellworld.com/music/MusicPiece.cfm?Piece=18748
    • NOTE: Order 3-5 oct. version only as the 2 octave version is not compatible.
  • Praise the Lamb Who Reigns in Glory, Cynthia Dobrinski, 3-5, L3, Hope Publishing, MHP2269
    • https://www.handbellworld.com/music/MusicPiece.cfm?Piece=10067
  • I’ve Got Peace Like a River, Sandra Eithun, 3-6, L2+, Hope Publishing, MHP2892
    • https://www.handbellworld.com/music/MusicPiece.cfm?Piece=18051
  • Grand Chorus, Joel Raney, 3-5, L2, Hope Publishing, MHP2900
    • https://www.handbellworld.com/music/MusicPiece.cfm?Piece=18055
  • Come, Thou Fount of Ev’ry Blessing, Cathy Moklebust, 3-5, L3, Concordia, MCO976925
    • https://www.handbellworld.com/music/MusicPiece.cfm?Piece=9135

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Stay tuned to our page for more updates on summit faculty, featured performers, and other details!