Bronzefest 2017

Don’t miss your chance to be part of

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Friends and general public: You’re invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind event via Observer Passes or Grand Finale concert tickets!

  • Full Observer Pass – $45
    Get behind the scenes and float between all groups’ learning sessions with headlining clinicians and other directors. Pass includes snacks, lunch & finale concert ticket.

  • Grand Finale Concert Ticket – $10
    Saturday, April 1 @ 4:00PM. Enjoy a Texas-sized finale concert, featuring selections from each group and multiple mass ring selections. Located in the Barfield room in the Student Union


FULL EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT:

An invitational event that brings together the top community and college handbell groups from across the state of Texas in one location for a series of private learning sessions taught by some of the best clinicians anywhere and for a Texas-sized mass ring concert finale.

WHO:

Community handbell ensembles from across the state of Texas, including:

  • The Austin Handbell Ensemble, Austin
  • Cast of Bronze, Dallas
  • Concert Bells of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
  • Houston Bronze, Houston
  • Houston Chamber Ringers, Houston
  • River City Ringers, San Antonio

College handbell ensembles from across the state of Texas, including:

  • Baylor Bronze, Baylor University
  • Brookhaven Handbell Ensemble, Brookhaven College
  • Trinity Handbell Ensemble, Trinity University

Internationally renowned clinicians:

  • David Harris, Director of the Raleigh Ringers
  • David Weck, Director of the Agape Ringers and Handbell Editor for Hope Publishing
  • Carolynne Mathis, Handbell Director at Concordia University – St. Paul

Presented by:

  • Baylor School of Music
  • The Austin Handbell Ensemble

With support from:

  • Jeffers Handbell Supply
  • Schulmerich
  • Malmark Bellcraftsmen

WHERE:

Bill Daniel Student Center at Baylor University

1311 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76798

WHEN:

Friday, March 31

ALL

11:00 AM Registration Opens & Ensembles Set Up Rehearsal Rooms
1:00 PM Welcome & Introductions
1:15PM – 2:15 PM Learning Session #1
2:15 PM – 2:25 PM Break
2:25 PM – 3:25 PM Learning Session #2
3:25 PM – 3:40 PM Break & Snacks (provided)
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Learning Session #3
4:45 PM – 4:55 PM Break
4:55 PM – 5:55 PM Learning Session #4

 

Saturday, April 1

ALL

8:30 AM Morning Announcements
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Learning Session #5
9:45 AM – 9:55 AM Break
9:55 AM – 10:55 AM Learning Session #6
10:55 AM – 11:05 AM Break
11:05 AM – 12:05 PM Learning Session #7

 

COMMUNITY ONLY

12:05 PM – 12:50 PM Lunch (provided) & Market Shopping
12:50 PM – 1:35 PM Transition to Grand Mass Ring Rehearsal Space
1:35 PM – 2:40 PM Community Mass Ring Rehearsal

 

COLLEGE ONLY

12:05 PM – 12:25 PM Transition to College Mass Ring Rehearsal Space
12:25 PM – 1:10 PM Lunch (provided) & Market Shopping
1:10 PM – 2:10 PM College Mass Ring Rehearsal
2:10 PM – 2:40 PM Move to & Stage Outside Grand Mass Ring Rehearsal Space

 

ALL

2:40 PM – 2:55 PM College Groups Transition into Grand Mass Ring Rehearsal Space
2:55 PM – 3:20 PM Grand Mass Ring Rehearsal (Community & College)
3:20 PM – 4:00 PM Break & Prep for Concert
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Grand Finale Concert