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 2022 Workshops coming soon!

COVID-19 Policy for Education Workshops

Building a community of handbell ringers through educational events is central to our organizational existence. Before vaccines became widely available, we made difficult decisions to cancel in-person events to protect our ringers and align with broader health and safety regulations. We acknowledge that information and guidance from various health, state, and local authorities can change rapidly. Furthermore, individual comfort levels and approaches to safety will differ. We believe that holding in-person, hands-on events is the best way for us to fulfill our mission and further the art of handbell ringing.

COVID-19 Policy: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ringing setup? Will tables be distanced? 

The ringing floor/room will have a standard setup. Tables and ringers will not be distanced. 

 What happens if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19? 

Every effort will be made to inform attendees of event cancellation no later than 3 days before the event is scheduled to occur. If we cancel the event for any reason, full refunds for registration will be given. 

 Is vaccination required to attend? 

Vaccination against COVID-19 is strongly encouraged for all attendees.  

 Is masking required to attend? 

The host venue may require masking indoors. Otherwise, masking indoors is strongly encouraged for all attendees. 

Michigan

Saturday, April 9, 2022
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
3701 Jefferson Avenue
Midland, MI 48640
Clinician: Martha Matthews

Michigan Youth Handbell Workshop

We regret to inform you that the Michigan Youth Ring scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2021 in Midland, MI has been postponed due to low registration. We appreciate those who shared their thoughts and feedback about the event.

We have rescheduled this event for April 9, 2022. Please stay tuned for registration information as we get closer to the event.

If you have any questions or need any assistance with anything regarding handbells, please contact Julie Hyatt: mi.area5@handbellmusicians.org

Michigan, Apr. 9

All States

Fall 2022 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!