Utah Spring Ring
Saturday, March 12, 2022 – Ogden, Utah
Join Us at Utah Spring Ring 2022!
Our one day festival welcomes Dave Harris as our clinician for this mass ringing event! We return to Fremont High School in Ogden. With 6 mass pieces for all to enjoy! Ringers must purchase the music in advance.
Box lunches available to order ahead. Proceeds will benefit the Area 11 youth fund.
$20 per ringer for Members of the Handbell Musicians of America and their affiliated members.
$30 per ringer for non-members.
Not a member? Join here .
$12 per person
Box lunches will consist of a meat sandwich with lettuce and tomato, chips, pickle, cookie and drink. Vegetarian or gluten-free option available.
The proceeds from box lunch sales will go into our Area 11 Youth Fund to help offset the cost of Young Ringers Camps, youth scholarships, and future Area 11 events for our youth.
When you complete the registration form, it will be sent to the Area 11 Event Chair, Mary Moffett.
If you would like to pay by credit card, click here: Pay with PayPal
Enter the Grand Total into the PayPal. PAYMENT ALONE DOES NOT MEAN YOU’RE REGISTERED! Don’t forget to submit the form and your payment.
You may also send your registration and lunch fees to: (check payable to Area 11)
1872 W 75 S
Kaysville, UT 84037
Registration Deadline is February 28, 2022. All fees must be received by this date to ensure a spot!
David M. Harris is in his 33nd season as the music director of The Raleigh Ringers, an internationally-recognized touring handbell ensemble based in Raleigh, NC. David was instrumental in the formation of this auditioned choir in 1990. Under his leadership, The Raleigh Ringers have performed in France and England; on International Television on the “Hour of Power” program; as a showcase choir for the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar and Area Festivals; with the North Carolina and Virginia Symphony Orchestras; and as special guest performers at the Chautauqua Institution in
Chautauqua, New York. The Raleigh Ringers are in constant demand as featured guest performers for various artist series and handbell festivals around the country.
The Raleigh Ringers have premiered hundreds of handbell compositions by nationally-known handbell composers including William Payn, Hart Morris, Arnold Sherman, Karen Buckwalter, Kevin McChesney, Cathy Moklebust, Bill Griffin, and Fred Gramann. The group has worked with major handbell publishers to produce both “The Raleigh Ringers Series”, and “The Legacy Series”; sets of handbell publications intended for advanced choirs. To date, The Raleigh Ringers have released seven very popular CDs and two full-length DVDs. Both DVDs have been featured in PBS Holiday specials syndicated across 250+ PBS stations and affiliates in 45 states. The Raleigh Ringers also record demonstration music several times a year for some of the largest handbell publishers.
David is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and has studied conducting privately with Dr. William A. Payn (Bucknell University). He has served The Handbell Musicians of America in several capacities: as All-Star Conductor, Ringing Track Conductor and Instructor for the National Seminar; as clinician for numerous Local and Area Festivals and Workshops; as North Carolina State Chairman; and as Area III Treasurer. Because of his strong interest in the development of community handbell programs, David served as chairman for the first ever Handbell Musicians-sponsored event for community ringers entitled, “Pinnacle 2000”, held in Las Vegas. David and The Raleigh Ringers developed and sponsor the biennual event, “Virtuoso”, a
performance-focused event for advanced ringers. In addition, David has led well over 200 handbell festivals and workshops in 36 states as well as in England, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Caribbean. He has also been the primary handbell clinician for several denominational music events, including Montreat (NC), Lake Junaluska (NC), Lutheridge (NC), Mo-Ranch (TX) and Massanetta (VA). David is also one of the co-founders of the very successful Capital Area Handbell Festival, held annually in Raleigh. He has written several articles for Overtones, the national publication of The Handbell
Musicians of America.
Lunch Break: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
- Carillon of Praise by Cathy Mokelbust (level 3-)
- Songs in the Night by Sondra Tucker (level 3)
- Syncopated Clock by Martha Lynn Thompson (level 3)
- Toccata Allegro by Jeffery Hall, Mallory Ferraro, and Julie Turner (level 4)
- Prelude on Thaxted by Michael Helman (level 3)
- Love Will Keep Up Together by Charles Peery (level 3+)
The concert will begin at 5:00pm.
A maximum of 6 individual choir solos will be allowed. This is on a first come, first serve basis.
All details regarding the piece will need to be communicated no later than January 31, 2022. firstname.lastname@example.org