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Fall Workshops

Fall Workshops

Dates: Saturday, October 14th GTA – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Scarborough
(deadline to register for GTA, Thursday, October 5)
Saturday, October 21st East – Emmanuel United Church, Ottawa
(deadline to register for Ottawa, Thursday, October 12)
Saturday, November 4th West – First-St. Andrew’s United Church, London
(deadline to register for London, Thursday, October 26)

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $45.00 per person. Includes 4 workshops, lunch and snacks

Workshops Offered

Session 1: (9:30 am – 10:30 am)

Handbell and Handchime Maintenance and Care
Fringe Benefits: Ringers Who Can Weave
Oh Melody – Where Art Thou?
Battery Bells G4-B5: Overcoming Technical Glitches in the Engine

Session 2: (10:45 am – 11:45 am)

Mallet Mania
The Deadly Combos
The Holly and the Lily: A Chreaster Read & Ring!
Battle of the Bells

Session 3: (12:45 pm – 1:45 pm)

Finally, it’s about Chime
Bell Trees: An Upstanding Ringing Method
Bass Bells F4 and below: Mind moving Matter
Disentangling Complicated Rhythms with Mixed Meter

Session 4: (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

Treble Bells C6 and up: Double Trouble
The PoPpies: A Popular Music Read and Ring!
What Handbell Musicians Need to Know About Copyright
Processionals Are Awesome!

Spaces are limited for some workshops, so register early.

For complete workshop descriptions and to register, click the preferred location link:
GTA Location

 Ottawa Location

London Location

A Quartet Masterclass

A Quartet Masterclass

With renowned Handbell Clinician Susan Carscadden-Mifsud
Date: Saturday September 30th, 2017
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm *coffee and muffins, set-up at 9:00am
Location: Trinity United Church, Cobourg ON

Experience and learn from a collective in-depth focus on ensemble awareness and areas for growth, with proficient feedback from an expert authority in this clinical group performance workshop. Participating Quartets will familiarize in advance the massed quartet arrangement, and a quartet solo piece of their choosing.  The selected massed piece is “Christmas Love and Joy” arranged by Valerie W. Stephenson, Cantabile Press No. 6111.

Inquiries or to Register: please contact Cheryl McFarlane at oliver.mcfarlanec@gmail.com.
Guild Member Fee: $40.00 per ringer, includes snacks and refreshments.
* Single ringers are encouraged to register as well
* Please bring a bagged lunch.

6th Annual Playdate

6th Annual Playdate

Come Join Us and Play!

Central-East Area’s 6th Annual Playdate

Date: Saturday January 27th, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm
*set-up, muffins/coffee begins at 9:30am*
Location: Emmanuel United Church, East Campus Site, 534 George Street North, Peterborough ON
Cost: $10 per ringer, bring a bagged lunch *snacks and refreshments included*
To Register: Please contact Margo Tant at blwvpo@gmail.com.