Area 5 Fall Education Workshops

Area 5 offers annual one-day education events for ringers and directors, with opportunities for repertoire reading and improving techniques, rhythm, coordination, musicality, and other aspects of handbell ringing.

Information on 2020 Workshops coming soon!


Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Orchard Park Presbyterian Church
1605 E. 106th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46280
Clinician: Jason Krug
Work on sight-reading and ringing techniques with Jason Krug. Repertoire will include great music scheduled for Spring 2020 Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Jason Krug is an Indianapolis native who is a freelance composer, arranger and clinician. His pieces have been published and featured at numerous festivals nationwide. He has over 300 handbell compositions published, including solos, 12-bell, and ensembles from Level 1-5.

Questions? Contact Sarah Stoel:

Indiana, Oct. 19


Saturday, November 2, 2019

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Southern Hills UMC
2356 Harrodsburg Rd.
Lexington, KY 40503
Guest conductor: William B. Kyle

Join us for a fun day of all things handbells and handchimes! The music for this mass ring experience has been selected to enhance your worship planning for Advent, Christmas and the new year!

Individual ringing positions still available. Please email for more information.

Kentucky, Nov. 2


Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
St. Joseph Church
1889 Prairie Ave
Ishpeming, MI 49849
There will be a one-day fall workshop hosted in the UP! Join us for a mass ring reading session and workshops that cover weaving musicality, worship enhancement, and more.

For more information download the event flier.

Michigan, Oct. 26


Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:30 AM – Noon
Check in at 9:00 AM
Worthington United Methodist Church
600 High Street
Worthington OH, 43085

Reading Session: Louisville Festival Music and More!

Join us as we read through the festival selections for Louisville 2020 and other pieces. All music will be provided. Open to all; cost is free. Just bring yourself and your gloves!

Questions? Contact Jarod Ogier:

Ohio, Oct. 19

All States

Fall 2020 Traveling Handbell Clinicians

This fall, an experienced handbell clinician will travel to your church or location and lead your rehearsal with your music. Directors will consult with the clinician prior to the event to highlight areas of growth for the choir. Sessions will be available between mid-September and early November according to your rehearsal schedule. The cost for up to a two hour rehearsal will be $50 for your entire choir, unless other arrangements are made.

Contact your State Chair to register for a workshop to come to you!