AUBURN — Handbell ringers from all over the state of Maine will gather together, Saturday, March 28 at Auburn Middle School, for the 2020 Maine Spring Ring. The day will conclude with a concert that is free of charge and open to the public.
All Maine handbell ringers are welcomed and encouraged to participate in this day-long event.
The early bird registration deadline is February 25, and the final registration deadline is March 15.
The schedule includes a variety of educational workshops lead by guest clinicians, as well as instructional rehearsals of the massed-rung pieces with Area 1 clinicians, Kim Visbaras, of Auburn, Maine, and Daniel Moore, retired director of the Wheeler School Ringers of Providence, Rhode Island.
For more information about the event, and to register, visit http://area1.handbellmusicians.org/spring-rings, or contact Sue Evans, Maine State Chair for Area 1 Handbell Musicians of America, at 508-472-6756.
The concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Auburn Middle School gymnasium, located at 38 Falcon Drive, Auburn. The audience will be treated to eight massed-rung pieces, along with solo performances by several individual ensembles. Special music to honor Maine’s Bicentennial will also be featured. A free will offering will be collected, for those who wish to help with expenses.
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America, Inc. (HMA) for the benefit of its members and member ringers. HMA is dedicated to uniting people through the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing.
For more information about HMA, go to www.handbellmusicians.org