Young Ringers Festival and Festival Conference 2019

Date:  June 28-30, 2019

Location and Accommodations:

The Festivals will be held at the Lancaster Conference Center, Lancaster, PA.  Accommodations will be at the Marriott that is attached to the Conference Center.  Stay tuned for the code that guarantees our special room rate!

  • Rooms are standard – $129/night + tax – one to four people
  • Reservations must be made by 6/6/2019
  • Each individual must make their own reservation by calling 1-888-850-6146 or book at  You will need to identify yourself as a member of the group using the information below.  All hotel reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.  Cancellations must be made within 48 hours of 6/28/2019.
  • Parking adjacent to the hotel is provided at a reduced rate of $10 per night (one vehicle per room)
  • If you reside more than 30 miles from the Lancaster Convention Center and choose to stay at a hotel other than the Festival Hotel – The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster, PA, you will be required to pay a $75 per person surcharge (see registration info).


Link For Special Housing Rates:

  • Please note that you will need to make sure the dates for your reservations run Friday June 28, 2019 (check-in) to Sunday June 30, 2019 (check-out).  You can have up to 4 people per room.
  • You can also call the reservation line at:  888/850-6146.   Use “Handbell Area 2 Festival” when asking for the special rate.

Clinicians for Festivals:

Nick Hanson, Festival Conference and Stevie Berryman, Young Ringers


Young Ringers Festival Repertoire:

Title Comp/Arr Level Cat # Oct $ Opt. Instr
Prince of Peace Ingram L1 MCGB545 2-3 $3.83
MCGB741 3-5 $3.83
Arky Arky Hakes L2 MLC202014L 2-3 $4.21 Chimes
Two Worship Songs Scholes L2 MLC202029L 2-3 $5.06
(Amazing Grace)
Morning Glory Austin L2- AG23056 2-3
(Composition Contest Winner)

Division A

Water Music Waldrop L1 MAP16476 2-3 $2.98
Music of the Masters Rogers L1+ MCGB546 2-3 $25.46
(reproducible)(Great Gate of Kiev)
Division B
Heaven’s Rest Nelson L2 MHP2115 2-3 $4.21 Chimes/Opt. C Inst.
Knocking! Knocking! Who Is There Rose L2 MFBBG0969 3 $3.40


Festival Conference Repertoire:

Prayer for the Innocents Helman L2+ MLC201964L 3-6 $4.68 Chimes
Fantasia on Ebenezer Waldrop L2+ MLC201654L 3 or 5 $4.68
The Adventure Begins Mallory L2+ MJHS9563 2-6 $5.06 Chimes/Perc.
Together We Stand (Composition Contest Winner) McKlveen AG35382 3-5 $5.50
Heavenly Sunlight Cook/Edwards L2 MRO3347 3 or 5 $5.06 Chimes
He’s Got the Whole World Stephenson L2 MCGB739 3 $3.83
Children Go Where I  Send Thee Tucker L3+ MAP46235 3-5 $4.21 Chimes
Toccata on King’s Weston Compton L3+ MHP2767 3-6 $4.46 Chimes
Uncommon Adoration Morris L6 MAG56004 5-6 $3.83
Greensleeves Moklebust L4 MJHS9293 5-7 $4.89 Chimes/Perc


Festival Conference Performance Tracks:

Bronze Performance Track “Dance Theme”

Directed by Kathy Ebling Shaw

Music with a dance theme!

  • Allegro Con Moto – Jason Krug   (GIA G-8073)
  • Blue Tango – Leroy Anderson, arr. Cathy Mocklebust  (Choristers Guild CGB 936)
  • Hungarian Dance No. 5 – Johannes Brahms, arr. Martha Lynn Thompson (Jeffers JHS9421)
  • Valse les Adieux – Karen Buckwalter  (AGEHR AG36013)

Bronze Performance Track “Handbell Classics”

Directed by David Harris

Handbell Classics!

  • Rondo Passacaglia – Cynthia Dobrinski  (Agape 1237)
  • Fantasia Mysterioso – Cathy Mocklebust  (MCGB708) — percussionists needed for the performance
  • All-American Hometown Band – arr. Wood  (AGEHR AG46018)



Friday Night:  Solo concert by Ron Bellamy, accompanied by Linda Lorgus

Saturday Night:  Detroit Handbell Ensemble, directed by Brenda Austin



Faculty includes Brenda Austin, David Harris, Ron Bellamy, Linda Simms and others

Tentative Classes include:

  • DIY – tie-dye gloves and singing rods
  • Technique Classes – bass bells and treble bells
  • Musicality and Making Excellent Rehearsals Happen
  • Bell Trees
  • Rhythm Classes
  • Conducting
  • Auditions and Repertoire & Programming
  • Adding Visual Presentations
  • Working with Non-Readers/Beginners



Festival Conference

Early Bird Registration (HMA member) (by 2/28/2019)         $275

Adult Festival Ringer (HMA member)  (after 2/28/2019)       $300

Adult Festival Ringer (Non-Member)                                    $350

Outside Hotel Fee Surcharge                                                 $75

Young Ringers Festival

Early Bird Registration (HMA member) (by 2/28/2019)           $190

Young Ringer Registration (HMA member) (after 2/28/2019)  $205

Young Ringer (Non-Member)                                                  $225

Director                                                                                    $275

Chaperone/Non-Ringer                                                           $75

Outside Hotel Fee Surcharge                                                 $75

Registration Materials and Links to Online Registration

Due to technical problems, we have disabled online registration.  Please use the paper registration forms and mail them directly to the Secretary/Registrar at the address on the forms.

To use the paper version of the forms, click here: 2019 Festival and Young Ringers Registration Packet   to download the packet.