Festival: Salmon Creek United Methodist Church - Bells of the Cascades Handbell Festival
Join us for this fun and educational event! Challenge your ringers and yourself, learn new skills, and meet musicians from around the region.
Registration deadline is Oct. 15, but register before Sep. 15 for early-bird rates!
Be sure to invite your friends and family to the free public concert in the evening!
Everyone will ring these pieces. Bronze choir ringers may ring either with their home choir, or on their positions with the bronze group.
“Celebrate with Ringing,” Michael Mazzatena: AG35326 (3-5 Oct., Lv. 2+)
“Be Thou My Vision,” arr. Matthew Compton: Sonology Music (3-5 Oct., Lv. 2+)
“Savior of the Nations, Come with O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” arr. Brenda Austin: HP2844 (3-5 oct., Lv. 2+)
“Alleluia! Christ is Risen,” arr. John Behnke: AG35365 (3-5 Oct., opt. Handchimes 3-5 Oct., and Trumpet/Brass, Lv. 2+)
Optional challenge piece:
“The Storm Shall Pass,” Jacob Erdman and Matthew Compton: CGB1038 (3-6 Oct., Lv. 3)
Bronze (by audition).
“Gaudete!,” Jason Krug: GIG9300 (3-6 Oct., Lv. 3+)
“I Am a Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger,” Joel Raney, arr. Arnold Sherman: HP2826 (3-7 Oct., Lv. 3+)
“Resilience,” Alex Guebert: CGB1040 (3-7 Oct., Lv. 4+)
“Canticle,” Matthew Compton: BEHB588 (3-6 Oct., opt. Handchimes and Percussion, Lv. 3+)
The Bronze choir application deadline is September 15. Apply now.
Bells of the Cascades’ concert
Registrants of this festival will also receive free admission to Bells of the Cascades’ concert on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Schedule of the day
7:00–7:45 AM: Registration and set up
8:00–9:50 AM: Massed rehearsal
10:00 AM–12:00 PM: Bronze rehearsal, classes for others
12:00–1:00 PM: Lunch
1:15–2:45 PM: Massed rehearsal
3:00–4:30 PM: Bronze rehearsal, classes for others
4:45–5:45 PM: Dress rehearsal
5:45–7:00 PM: Dinner
7:00–7:20 PM: Final concert preparation
7:30 PM: Concert, free and open to the public
There will be classes offered when your choir is not in rehearsal! Classes will include:
- Bass bells
- Mallet techniques
- and more!
Contact us at (719) 651-5722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll be given payment information upon signing up. Registration is $150 per choir or $30 per ringer by Sep. 15, and $200 per choir or $45 per ringer after Sep. 15.