Arizona Handbells Rising (Spring Ring)

   May 4, 2024

Date: May 4, 2024

Location: Paradise Valley United Methodist Church

Our one day festival welcomes Ashley Strawser as our featured clinician for this annual event!

Ringers must purchase the music in advance.

Come and stretch your ringing ability and have a GREAT time!

Registration Now Open

Registration Fees

$25 per ringer for Members of the Handbell Musicians of America and their affiliated members.

(includes snacks but not lunch)

 Not a member? Join here .

Ashley Strawser

Music and Arts Ministires Diector/Organist

Paradise Valley United Mehtodist Church

8:15am Check in and set up
9:00am Rehearsal starts
10:30am Break
10:45am Rehearsal
12:15pm Lunch
1:00pm Rehearsal
2:15pm Break
2:30pm Rehearsal
3:45pm Set up for concert
4:00pm Concert A free will offering will be taken

Please come with your music rehearsed and ready to ring.  It can be purchased from Jeffers, or distributor of your choice.  Pieces are listed below with corresponding order information.  

Choirs need to bring all their own equipment. Individual ringers, bells and pads will be provided.  Bring your own folders, mallets, stands and sunshine cloths.  Gloves MUST be worn if using borrowed equipment.  

Tables will be provided for all.


Arranger: Cathy Moklebust
Octaves: 2-5
Level: 2+
Publisher: Choristers Guild
Jeffers Order Number:
MCGB1209 2-3 octaves
MCGB1210 3-5 octaves

Hallelujah (Cohen)

Arranger: Joel Raney
Octaves: 3-5
Level: 3
Publisher: Hope Publishing Co.
Jeffers Order Number:
MHP2674 3-5 octaves

Meditation on Beautiful Savior
Arranger: Cathy Moklebust
Octaves: 2-5
Level: 3
Publisher: Choristers Guild
Jeffers Order Number:
MCGB763 2 octaves
MCGB175 3-5 octaves

King of Creation
Arranger: Jason Krug
Octaves: 2-6
Level: 3-
Publisher: Grassy Meadow Music
Jeffers Order Number:
MGMH230023 2-3 octaves
MGMH350030 3-6 octaves

Song of Celebration
Composer: Benda Austin
Octaves: 3-5
Level: 2+
Publisher: Hope Publishing Co.
Jeffers Order Number:
MHP3051 3-5 octaves

Ah Holy Jesus
Arranger: Michael Mazzatenta
Octaves: 3-5
Level: 2
Publisher: Jubilate Music Group
Jeffers Order Number:
MJMG1332 3-5 octaves

The concert will be at 4pm. There will be a free will offering.  

Paradise Valley United Methodist Church

4455 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

If you choir would like to perform a solo for the concert, please indicate this on your registration form.

★ What do I need to bring?

Your bells (orphan ringers can be squeezed in with another choir), gloves, mallets, pads, and music stands.
Wear whatever you are comfortable in for the rehearsals, but bring your concert attire for the Saturday evening concert.
Your Spring Ring music – no photocopies are allowed!

To finalize your registration, please send check or submit payment to PayPal.

Checks payable to “Area 11” and mailed to:

Lynne Storms

Address in Email Confirmation

 Both the registration form and payment are needed to complete your registration.



Contact Lynne Storms: [email protected]

Questions: Contact Nancy Roberts-Small via email