Handbell ringers from all over the state will gather for the 2018 Maine Spring Ring Saturday, April 7, at Auburn Middle School, 38 Falcoln Drive in Auburn.

The day will conclude with a concert that is open to the public.

All Maine handbell ringers are welcomed and encouraged to participate in this day long event. The registration deadline is March 23.

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 clinician and conductor, Larry Berdensey, director of the Hockanum Valley Ringers of Vernon, Connecticut.

The concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Auburn Middle School gymnasium, at 38 Falcon Drive in Auburn. The concert will feature seven massed-rung pieces, along with solo performances by several individual ensembles. 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 handbellmusicians.org

For more information or to register, contact Laura Begenwald at 480-1404, [email protected], or visit area1.handbellmusicians.org.

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