New Mexico Spring Ring

   March 16, 2024

Date: March 16, 2024

Location: Central United Methodist Church, Albuquerque

Join Us at New Mexico Spring Ring 2024!

Our one day festival in New Mexico welcomes Anne Kleve as our featured clinician for this annual event!

Ringers must purchase the music in advance.

Registration Fee

$45 per ringer for Members of the Handbell Musicians of America and their affiliated members.

 Not a member? Join here .

$10 box lunch available in the registration form
Jason’s Deli sandwich – meat, veggie, gluten-free

Anne Kleve

Anne Kleve has served on the Area 11 board since September 2016. She is the current Past Chair, Events and Camp Director, and served prior as Chair, Chair Elect, and Mountain Sub-area Chair. Originally from California, she attended the University of Colorado as a music major. She studied clarinet with Dr. Phillip Aaholm and played saxophone in the “Golden Buffalo Marching Band”.

Anne’s interest in ringing handbells began in high school. She began directing handbells in March 2003 at Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Broomfield, CO, where she built that program up to four choirs. In August 2016, Anne moved to Summit of Peace Lutheran Church in Thornton. She now leads four choirs there, including: Incredibells (3rd-8th Grade), Ascent Bells (High School), and Bells of Peace (Adults) along with the vocal choir, the Summit Singers.

Anne also volunteers in Sigma Alpha Iota, an International Music Fraternity for women as Coordinator for Philanthropies Area, Coordinator for Projects and Triennial Awards. She plays in the Thornton Community Band with her husband and son, where she is Principal Clarinet and President. She manages their family business – Notable Vacation Rentals, with locations in Estes Park, Steamboat Springs, and Orlando. She has been teaching private clarinet and saxophone lessons since 2007. Anne and her husband, Jason, just celebrated their 25th anniversary, and they have two wonderful children: Gwen, 21, and Nathan, 18.

Set-Up: 8am

Rehearsal: 9am

Lunch: 12pm – Purchase a box lunch in your registration or bring your own. 

Rehearsal: 1pm

Dress Rehearsal: 3pm

Concert Prep: 3:30pm

Concert: 4pm

Open to Public (freewill offering)

All particpants need to purchase a copy of each piece and have it prepared and practiced before the event.

Area 11 Anthem – Doug Benton

What Wondrous Love is This
Arranger: Jason Krug
Octaves:  2-3, 3-6
Level: 2+
Publisher: Grassy Meadow Music
Jeffers Order Number: MGMH230022 2-3 octaves
  GMH350047 3-6 octaves

Sanna, Sannanina 
Arranger: Eithun, Sandra
Octaves: 2-5
Level: 3-
Publisher: Choristers Guild
Jeffers Order Number:  MCGB886 Full Score/Inst Pts
  MCGB887 2-3 Oct HB w/Opt 2-3 Oct HC and Opt Perc
  MCGB888 3-5 Oct HB w/Opt 2-3 Oct HC and Opt Perc

Composer: Cynthia Dobrinski
Octaves: 3-5
Level: 2
Publisher: Hope Publishing
Jeffers Order Number:    2958

Ah, Holy Jesus  
Arranger: Michael Mazzatenta
Octaves: 3-5
Level: 2
Publisher:  Alfred/Jubilate
Order Number: JMG 1332 (Published soon)

The public concert will take place at 4pm.  We will be asking for a freewill offering at the concert.

If you would like to perform a solo at the concert, please share information in registration form.

Questions: Contact Nancy Roberts-Small via email