General Interest Workshops
These are non-ringing classes. They are open to all registrants.
|Boomwhackers are colourful plastic tubes, each tuned to different notes of a scale. They are played as percussion instruments, and together, they make music – a little like bells but way simpler. Playing boomwhackers develops your sense of rhythm and you get to bang things, which is a lot of fun. To see boomwhackers in action, Google: Harvard boomwhackers Pink Panther (2)|
|Handbell and Handchime Maintenance – with Barbara Peaker|
|Get a better understanding of the mechanics behind handbells and handchimes and learn what to do when things go wrong. This workshop will cover basic maintenance and repair, cleaning, and polishing, and tips on making adjustments to keep your bells and handchimes in top ringing condition. Participants are invited to bring a sick or unhappy bell that can be worked on. Both Malmark and Schulmerich bells are welcome.|
|Line Dancing – Find Your Inner Country|
|New this year! Line dancing and bell ringing are a lot a like – they both involve music, coordination, choreography, and a good sense of rhythm. For those who want to move around after all that standing on the ringing floor or just want to try something different, come and take an hour of line dancing and find your inner country. Suitable for beginners. Participants should wear comfortable shoes.|
|Simple Self Defense – with Naomi Kelley|
|Everyone should know a few simple moves of self-defence. Even if you never need them, the knowledge that you are not helpless may give you confidence in a threatening situation. If you can point your finger or stomp your foot and wave hello you can learn these simple techniques. Learn how and where to strike for best effect. (It’s not where you think!).|
|Take a break from the excitement and activity of Festival and slip into an oasis of tranquility. Increase strength, flexibility, and stability with a session of gentle yoga. Focus on the breath and reconnect your body, mind and spirit. Leave feeling calm, centred, and re-energized. Suitable for beginners. Participants should dress comfortably and bring water and a yoga mat.|
Of Interest to Directors, but Open to All:
Open to Directors and Assistant Directors
These are the workshops available to Tin-level ringers.
Copper A Workshops
These are the workshops available to Copper A-level ringers.
Copper B ringers may choose:
Any three workshops from General Interest or regular Copper B-level workshops (below),
The Performance Ringing Track – “X-treme Ringing – For Ringers Who Just Want to Ring.” This is a NEW three-session track for advanced Copper B ringers looking for a challenge. It replaces all other workshops.
The following are the regular workshops available to Copper B-level ringers:
Copper B Performance Ringing Track – Please read carefully
“X-treme Ringing – For Ringers Who Just Want to Ring”
This program is intended for advanced Copper B ringers who:
Directed by Susan Carscadden-Mifsud, this program will provide an intense ringing experience for the serious ringer who enjoys learning difficult new music on a fast track.
Enrolment is limited to a maximum of thirteen ringers. Registration deadline is midnight, February 28, 2019.
Please list your top three preferred ringing positions.
NOTE: PARTICIPANTS MUST COMMIT TO ATTENDING ALL THREE SESSIONS, including the first session on Thursday, June 6, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (before first massed rehearsal).
Participants are expected to purchase the music beforehand and prepare their parts well before arriving at Festival. The group will perform at a Mini-Ring concert.
The music selection is: And All Will Clap Their Hands, by Lee Afdahl.
To hear an audio clip and view the score, please visit: https://www.handbellworld.com/music/MusicPiece.cfm?Piece=14495
These are the workshops available to Bronze level ringers.
If you have decided on your workshops and are ready to register . . .