Handbell Conference

Handbell Conference

Registration will open January 2018

July 22-26, 2018

Exceptional Skilled Leadership, Inspiring Setting, Beautiful Music!

Each summer the beautiful sound of handbells ring out over Lake Tahoe. Come join old friends and make new ones while learning new skills. Bell ringers at every level of experience are invited. Come with a group, or by yourself. Bring your gloves and a happy smile and be part of a choir making music fit for the angels!

At the Zephyr Point Handbell Conference there are opportunities for ringers of all levels. Each day, participants have the chance to break up into smaller ensembles – the “Mountains” and the “Lakes” – under the exceptional leadership of a skilled team of handbell directors and composers. There is also a slate of additional optional classes for participants to choose from to help them improve in specific ringing skills. Daily mass rehearsals help all ringers prepare for the final rehearsal in which everybody participates making incredible music, all on the majestic and inspiring setting of Lake Tahoe!

New for 2017: Introduction to Handbells

Have you ever wanted to try handbells, but didn’t know how to get started? Do you have a musician at your church who wants to ring, but you don’t know how to teach them? Our newest offering at the Zephyr Point Handbell Conference is geared toward those with little to no experience with bells giving every person individualized attention to learn the basics and join in with a choir in the fall. This course will run concurrent with the main conference.

The Zephyr Point Handbell Conference is sponsored in part by Westcoast Handbell Supply
2430 W Dorothea Ave
Visalia, CA 93277 www.westcoasthandbells.com

Faculty

  • Dean: William Kyle
  • Past Chair of Handbell Musicians Area 12
  • Clinicians: Sue Coddington-Allen, Tessique Houston, & Barbara Walsh
  • Intro Course Leader: Shosh Meyer

Featured Guest Conductor: Sandra Eithun,

M.M.Ed–is a graduate of Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI, with an emphasis in the Kodály teaching method, keyboard, and flute. She is married, has four grown children, and currently resides in New London, WI, where she has been serving as Director of Music Ministry at First Congregational United Church of Christ since 1992. At her church, Sandra is the director of three handbell choirs, serves as choral accompanist, and organist/keyboardist. She is the director of the Silver Lake College Handbell Ensemble, an active member of the Handbell Musicians of America, and has served on their Area VII Board of Directors. She has been commissioned to write music for many events and for numerous individual handbell ensembles. She has over 300 pieces for handbells in publication as well as several sacred keyboard books and teaching collections for the incorporation of handbells in the music classroom.

Room and Board

Room Style Rate
Double Occupancy $521
Single Occupancy (limited availability) $725
Cabin (linens included) $468
Commuter $361

  • Includes Sunday dinner through Thursday breakfast
  • Non-refundable/non-transferable deposit due with registration: $100 per adult
  • To Register click on the “Register Now” button at the top of the page. Be sure to make a note of all dietary needs, mobility issues, and roommate requests during the registration process
  • Balance and Registration due 14 days before event start date