Handbell Industry Council Showcases

The Handbell Industry Council (HIC) represents handbell manufacturers, retailers, publishers, performing groups and other individuals and companies that support handbell musicians.

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What’s New for 2017? presented by AGEHR Publishing

Come and ring through the newest pieces from AGEHR Publishing.  Meet some of the composers of the music and receive a huge discount to purchase new music.

New Music from Beckenhorst Press presented by Beckenhorst Press

Join Brenda Austin, Matthew Compton, Sandra Eithun, Michael Glasgow, Bill Griffin,  Michael Helman, Pat Hurlbutt, Jason Krug, Linda Lamb, Ron Mallory, Hart Morris and Sandra Winter as they conduct their own compositions in this Showcase of some of the newest handbell releases from Beckenhorst Press.

Small Ensemble and “Less than a Full Choir” Live Demo presented by Cantabile/Genesis Press

Pacific Bells performing Cantabile Press and Genesis Press publications. (Mary Liao, Tracy Halter-Balin, Bruce Benne, Carry Hernandez, Holly Jenkinson)

Choristers Build Showcase presented by Choristers Guild

Please join us for a jam-packed session filled with new Choristers Guild music for all levels of ringers.  We’ll begin with a mini performance by Cathedral Bells, under the direction of Alex Guebert.  Then we’ll transition into the reading session portion of the showcase, featuring an all-star lineup of composers and clinicians.  All of this plus prize drawings too!  Don’t miss the fun!

What’s New at From the Top? presented by From the Top

Enjoy the fun of reading through the latest ecletic publications from From the Top Publishing.  Titles will include sacred and secular titles at a variety of levels.

Foundations Series from GIA: Handbell Music for the Developing Ringer presented by GIA

Participants will be guided through exercises and ring music that has been established by music education specialists who work with developing handbell musicians and understand their needs.  Mike Joy is the Executive Editor for this series of music by GIA and has many years of teaching experience.

Solo and Small Ensemble Music Showcase presented by Heitz Handbells and Music

Music from a variety of publishers for soloists and small ensembles will be presented for your listening enjoyment.  Guest appearances by some of today’s leading solo performers. Try your hands at new solo, bell tree and small ensemble music! Free music and  chocolate will make this a session you won’t want to miss!

All Things Wild and Wonderful with David L. Weck presented by Hope Publishing

A sampling of new and best-selling handbell titles from the Hope catalog!

JHS Publications presented by Jeffers Handbell Supply

Reading Session

New and Best-selling Music from Alfred Handbell presented by Jubilate Music Group

Ring through new releases and best-sellers from Alfred Handbell and meet some of our great composers!

Lorenz Publishing and SoundForth presented by Michael Helman and Alan Lohr presented by Lorenz Corporation

Join us as we ring through the newest handbell titles from Lorenz and SoundForth.  Led by editors Michael Helman and Alan Lorth, you will ring music in levels 1, 2, and 3 appropriate for festival repertoire and for all your worship needs.  Music by Michael, Alan and other top handbell composers will be featured with several of these fine composers likely to make an appearance to conduct their own work!

Welcome to Chimeworks! presented by Malmark Bellcraftsmen
Use of Silver Melody Bells in Handbell Music presented by Schulmerich Bells

How to incorporate Silver Melody Bells into Handbell Music

Experience the Sound of UCHIDA Handbell presented by UCHIDA of America

Come see how UCHIDA of America is transforming and making handbells more accessible and affordable for the next generation of handbell players! Join us and experience the versatility of UCHIDA Handbell as demonstrated by “The Dickens Handchime Choir” from Garden Grove, CA and by the trio “M.B. club” lead by KEIKO from Nagoya, Japan. The Dickens Handchime Choir consists of children ages four to eighteen performing on the complete set of UCHIDA Handbell.  The trio M.B. club will be performing on three sets of 27 bells. Stop by and experience the sound of UCHIDA Handbell and come try for yourself!

The Great Christmas Ring – Grab your bells and get out there! presented by The Great Christmas Ring

The Great Christmas Ring is a global mass ringing event for handebells.  Any 3 octave choir can host a Great Christmas Ring event.  This showcase will show you the hows and whys of this easy-to-do, no tables, no pads, no mallets, 22 bell festive event that networks area bell ringers for a high impact community bell event.  Attendees will ring through the 15 piece collection.

The Great Christmas Ring is a global mass ringing event for handebells.  Any 3 octave choir can host a Great Christmas Ring event.  This showcase will show you the hows and whys of this easy-to-do, no tables, no pads, no mallets, 22 bell festive event that networks area bell ringers for a high impact community bell event.  Attendees will ring through the 15 piece collection.

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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.

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