Friday Night, November 13, 7-9 pm
Part I: Reading session: Options for small groups (what to do when you don't have a full complement of ringers!
Part II: Five Minutes or Less: Quick and simple ideas to incorporate handbells into a worship or concert setting outside of ringing with the entire ensemble
Saturday, November 14, 2019
8:00-8:45am Check in, set up and snacks
8:45-8:50am Welcome and announcements
8:50-10:00am Massed rehearsal
10:00-10:15am Break and snack
10:15-Noon Massed rehearsal
12:00-1:15pm Lunch and solo choir rehearsals
1:15-2:30pm Massed Rehearsal
2:30-2:45pm Break and snack
2:45-3:45pm Final massed rehearsal
4:00pm Free Concert (invite your friends)
Beautiful Savior / Fairest Lord Jesus (S. Eithun) (L2) 3-5 octaves GIA G-7939
Milele (Jason Krug) (L3+) 3-6 octaves Red River RRBL5087
Angels Sing Gloria (Sandra Eithun) (L2+) 3-5 octaves Lorenz 20/1668L
He is Born (Kevin McChesney) (L2) 3-5 octaves Jeffers Handbell Supply JHS 9340
Let All Moral Flesh Keep Silence (Julie Turner) (L1+) 3-5 octaves Jeffers Handbell Supply JHS 9445
The First Noel (Cathy Moklebust) (L3+) 3-7 octaves Jeffers Handbell Supply JHS 9480
Sandra Eithun, clinician
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 currently resides in Appleton, WI, and has been serving as Director of Music Ministry at First Congregational United Church of Christ in New London, WI 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. Most recently, she received the honor of being given the esteemed Donald E. Allured Original Composition Award for the 2020 Week of Handbells in Bay View, MI. She has over 375 pieces for handbells in publication as well as several sacred keyboard books and teaching collections for the incorporation of handbells in the music classroom. In 2013, Sandra had the honor of working alongside Doc Severinsen and the Fox Valley Symphony to include handbells in his holiday show, "Jingle Bell Doc" at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI. She continues to work as a handbell clinician and conductor at numerous festivals and workshops throughout the United States.