KidsRing November 6, 2021
This event is geared for 4th graders and older, however any aged youth is certainly welcome. This is a great way to start your year. Your ringers will receive a (new or) refresher course in ringing techniques, all while having a great time. You will see a noticeable difference in their ringing throughout the event – much more togetherness within your group and within all those participating in the event.
Metro Location TBD
3:00 closing concert free & open to public
The online registration form is available at this link.
Deadline for registration is October 21, 2021.
$17 per person.
Checks or Credit Cards accepted.
Upon registering, you will receive an email request to identify which ringing positions your group will be covering, and your solo information.
Mail checks (payable to Area 7- HMA) to:
14431 Alabama Ave S
Savage, MN 55378
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Jessica Haeder
Area 7 Youth Events Planner
Sandy Mullaney serves as handbell ministries director at Church of the Epiphany, Episcopal in Plymouth, MN where she leads an all-age handbell & chime program and also assists with the intergenerational contemporary music group. Sandy is an Artist Initiative Grant recipient from the Minnesota State Arts Board – she used this year of funding to focus on composing and arranging for handbells, and she has one published arrangement. Sandy has served as clinician for Young Ringers events and local festivals, and has taught classes at Area Festivals, Directors Seminars and National Seminars. She has especially enjoyed the opportunity to coordinate Service Projects for Area 7 events
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE EVENT:
- Purchase enough copies for your choir of each of the first two MASSED pieces listed above. There are no ringing divisions for this event. Note that all pieces are for a varying number of ringers.
- Each participating choir is invited and encouraged to prepare one solo piece to play for the closing concert (optional). This could be a piece you performed in October or last May. You could also share a NON-BELL piece that one or more of your ringers would like to perform: piano, instrumental, vocal, etc.
- Rehearse ONLY the first piece in the list above, so your ringers are familiar with it before arriving. We will sight read the second piece together at KidsRing.
- It is not necessary for your whole choir to attend. Even though this is a great group bonding experience, you are welcome to register with a less-than-full choir. Or, use this event as an opportunity to START a youth bell choir.
ASK US HOW! – we are available with support and mentoring!
|9:00 – 9:25||Check in and set up|
|9:30 – 9:40||Welcome and Introductions|
|9:40 – 10:40||Massed rehearsal|
|10:40 – 10:55||Snack|
|11:00 – noon||Service Project|
Solo choir run through time
|1:30 – 2:00||Game|
|2:00 – 2:45||Final Run Through|
|2:45 – 3:00||Break/Get Ready for Concert|
|3:00||Concert, free and open to the public|
|3:30||Pack up and travel safely home|
We will be making sandwiches under the theme “Love One Another”. Minneapolis Recreation Development Inc. serves the homeless, poor, and disadvantaged families in the Twin Cities every night by providing food, clothing, personal care items, and on-the-street care and support. On any given night, there are an estimated 10,000 homeless people in the Twin Cities metro area, including 3,000 children under age 17. The primary focus of LOA is to feed, and provide emergency assistance to as many of them as possible.
$2.00 of your event registration fee is to partially offset the sandwich ingredient costs.