Destination Ring 2020

HMA Area 2 Destination Ring 2020

Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center

Lake George, NY; August 9-10, 2020

Michael Helman, Guest Clinician

Fort William Henry Hotel

Information about the event:

The Destination Ring 2020 will be held at the beautiful Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center at Lake George. NY.   It begins Sunday, August 9 and ends Monday, August 10 in the late afternoon.   There will be multiple sessions to rehearse with and learn from our guest clinician, Michael Helman.    Repertoire should be prepared before you arrive.  Please note:  This is a space-is-limited event, so get your registrations in early to avoid missing out!


We will be providing all three meals during the event:  Sunday dinner, Monday Breakfast, and Monday Lunch.   The menus look fantastic!


Plan to stay at the Fort William Henry Hotel for the event.  There are 4 types of rooms to choose from, so there is a price point that will work for everyone!   Prices range from $169 to $349 a night.  Be sure to tell the hotel that you are with the handbell event when you make your reservations.  Phone number is 855-213-0582.  Reservations must be completed by July 9, 2020.


Cost for the event is $235 per ringer.   Meals are included in this price, but lodging is on your own.  Ringers should also plan to purchase and prepare their music in advance.


Michael has chosen 4 wonderful pieces for the event.  They are:

  • Aria – Michael Helman – Choristers Guild CGB582
  • Jesus Shall Reign – Cynthia Dobrinski – Choristers Guild CGB437
  • Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah – Michael Helman – Lorenz 20/1701L
  • English Suite – Michael Helman – Beckenhorst Press HB630

These are available wherever handbell music is sold.  Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis when your registration is received and paid.



  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm     Hotel Check-In/Registration
  • 4:00 – 5:15 pm     Session 1
  • 5:30 – 7:30 pm     Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:15 pm     Session 2
  • 8:15 pm –             Social


  • 8:00 – 9:00 am     Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 10:15 am   Session 3
  • 10:15-10:45 am   Break/Hotel Check-Out
  • 10:45 – 12:00 pm Session 4
  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm   Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:45 pm     Session 5
  • 2:45 – 3:00 pm     Break
  • 3:00 – 4:15 pm     Session 6  (Festival 2021 Music Reading Session)
  • 4:15 pm                Departure



Registrations for the Destination Ring are due no later than July 1, 2020.   Click on Destination Ring Registration Form to print the registration form.

We look forward to seeing you there!  Contact Sarah Hazel or Bob Ward if you have questions!


Click here for the Destination RIng brochure