Don’t Forget

It’s not too late to register for Bells, Blues, and BBQ in Memphis!

May  2017

New Officers Elected

Congratulations to our newly-elected officers:

  • Chair-Elect: Adam Philley, Bossier City, Louisiana
  • Secretary: Kelley Clegg Neal, Trussville, Alabama
  • Treasurer: Shane Kennedy, Huntsville, Alabama

We would also like to inform you that the updates to the Area 6 Bylaws have been approved by the membership.

The Area 6 board is an all-volunteer board committed to furthering the art of handbells.  Area 6 is always looking for energetic, positive, committed folks to help!

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Area 6 Festival

June 22-24, University of Memphis
Clinicians: Jason Krug and Greig Ashurst
Special Guest Instructor: Stevie Berryman

Thursday night banquet and concert by Ozark Bronze, directed by Marci Milus

Optional Friday night dinner cruise on the Mighty Mississippi!

Massed Ringing – Advanced Track – Intermediate Track – All-Star Ensemble – Handbells are a Handful of Fun –  Reading Sessions – Crazy Warmups – Conducting – Handbell Theater – Bells in Worship – Chime In! – Solo Ringing – Bell Trees –  Crafting a Concert – MUCH MORE!

Convention Hotel rates are good through MAY 20, so register SOON!

FULL INFORMATION and online registration at our web site

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The Raleigh Ringers in Concert – Johnson City, Tennessee

Saturday, July 8, 2017 – 7:00pm Concert

Munsey United Methodist Church
201 Sout Roan Street
Johnson City, Tennessee

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Children free.
For more information, contact Beth Miller.,-Tennessee

The Raleigh Ringers in Concert – Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, July 8, 2017 – 4:00pm Concert

First Baptist Church
108 Seventh Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee

Concert is free. For more information call 615-664-6000.,-Tennessee

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Message from the Chair

I hope this newsletter finds you basking in the glow of a productive year of ringing! I hope that you took advantage of the opportunities to attend a local festival and meet other wonderful folks who share your passion for ringing.  We are so fortunate to have many long-established festivals open to all.  There is one more opportunity you won’t want to miss, and it is not too late to register!  Bells, Blues, and BBQ is our biannual Festival Conference, and this time it will be held in my hometown, Memphis, Tennessee. We have great clinicians, classes, and lots of fun planned.  See more info below, or check out our web site!  Hope to see you in a few weeks!

Sondra Tucker