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Twin Cities Bronze


Mid-Winter Workshop
Saturday, January 31, 2015   9:00am - 3:00pm
Peace United Methodist Church - Shoreview


Mid-Winter Workshop
Hosted by Twin Cities Bronze
with Debbie Rice
January 31, 2015Debbie Rice

Registration $50.00/per person OR $30/per student
After January 15, 2015 $65/per person OR $40/per student

Join Guest Clinician Debbie Rice and Twin Cities Bronze for a day of learning, ringing, and fellowship.   Music and equipment provided.  Hot lunch included.  Brush up on handbell techniques or learn new techniques with Twin Cities Bronze.  Or, do some score study with Debbie to better understand the music - beyond the printed page.

Everyone will leave this Mid-Winter Workshop a better handbell musician.


8:30am Registration
9:00am Welcome/Announcements

"Insights Into  Artistry - The Mobile Classroom" classes – Twin Cities Bronze
- Bass Techniques
- Battery Techniques
- Treble Techniques

"Moving from Score Study to Making Music" – Debbie

10:15am Break
10:30am Sight-Ringing Workshop with Debbie
11:45am Lunch
12:30pm Sight-Ringing Workshop with Debbie
3:00pm We're done!


What to bring – YOU!  Your ringing friends!  A standup binder and gloves.  Twin Cities Bronze will take care of the rest.  Dress comfortably.

Carol Scheel of Heitz Music will be on-site with lots of music and other goods for sale.  Plan to shop!


Class information:

Debbie Rice facilitates the class "Moving from Score Study to Making Music" - analyzing one selected title and discussing how to prepare for rehearsal. Go behind the scenes to observe a strategy that begins with score study and ends with the ringers' ability to make music that becomes worship. The added benefit of this planning style also results in efficient use of rehearsal time. Participants will experience this process using a selection of music for the Lenten season. This concept is applicable for all handbell arrangements of any season.

Twin Cities Bronze offers three technique classes based on their workshop series "The Mobile Classroom."

Energize the Battery
Battery ringers, those ringing C4 – B5, are an integral section of the bell choir. With this hands-on class, you learn how to master techniques to become a stronger battery ringer and help your bell choir ring beautiful music with accuracy and precision.

Treble Bells: 4-in-Hand and Shelley Techniques
This class leads participants through sequential instructions for the setups and ringing of the various treble bell techniques. Discover the challenges and solutions for those times when you have too many bells and not enough hands! With hands-on experiences and original exercises, you walk away from this class with the tools you need to be a success!

Battling those Bass Bells
This class demonstrates the basic techniques involved in playing the bass bells.  Learn how to safely lift and ring the 2s and 3s.  Participants also learn about the articulations that are unique to bass bells and a bit about bass bell assignments.


Peace United Methodist Church   -   Website
5050 Hodgson Road
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