Welcome to California

Our annual National Seminar and Distinctly Teen events are expanded to include Master Class in Conducting, offering something for ALL handbell musicians.

What is National Seminar?

At National Seminar, you will have the chance to participate in educational and engaging classes; enjoy performances by some of our best choirs, ensembles and soloists; browse and shop through exhibit booths from handbell publishers, retailers, manufacturers and more.

It is also a unique opportunity to meet and network with fellow handbell musicians and develop life-long friendships with those that share your enthusiasm and passion for our art. Finally, close your week in California with a special performance at Disneyland®!

Follow the links below to explore all that National Seminar has to offer.

Classes

Classes at National Seminar cover all aspects of handbell musicianship, whether you are a ringer, director, educator, etc.

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Tracks

These options involve cumulative and sometime more intensive learning over multiple class sessions.

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Handbell Industry Council

The Handbell Industry Council (HIC) represents companies and individuals that support handbell musicians.

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Performances

Daily performances by some of the finest handbell musicians around.

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spectacular

Your chance to perform in the most magical place on earth, Disneyland®.

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Travel & Lodging

All the information you’ll need to make your stay exciting and comfortable.

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I have found the National Seminar to be a great way to network with other ensembles, enjoy wonderful concerts, renew friendships and learn from some of the best handbell musicians.

Linda Minnotte

spectacular

Here is your chance to perform in the most magical place on earth, Disneyland®. (Included with Distinctly Teen registration)

News & Announcements

Registration for those who pre-registered will open February 1.

General Registration for Nat'l Seminar, Master Class, and Distinctly Teen will open February 15.

Event Schedules

General Event Schedule Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Pre-registration is required for all Seminar classes. To help you plan which classes you wish to take before completing the online registration process, you may download and fill out the following Personal Event Schedule Planner.

DOWNLOAD PERSONAL EVENT SCHEDULE PLANNER

DOWNLOAD DISTINCTLY TEEN PLANNER