June 27-30, 2018
Hotel RL, Omaha, NE
Area 8 is looking for handbell choirs to share a 45-minute Showcase Concert on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 3:15-4:00pm. Selected ensembles/soloists will have 5-7 minutes for their presentation.
All ensembles are encouraged to apply: chimes or bells, children’s groups, youth ensembles, adult choirs, soloists, small ensembles and community groups. All performers must be members of Handbell Musicians of America through their director or through their organization.
This performance will take place on the massed ringing floor, at your choir’s ringing position. The Area 8 board cannot provide any additional equipment needed. You must provide everything necessary for your performance.
Area 8 is not responsible for travel, food or lodging for performing groups. This application implies that the group, if selected, is prepared to assume all costs associated with travel, food, and lodging.
Groups greater than 3 ringers eligible for this opportunity must register for the massed ringing for the full event, and have a minimum of 75% member registration for at least one day of the Festival.
Solo/duet/trio ringers should either be registered using a member organization for at least one full day Festival, or have one full guild membership amonst them in order to register only for one day. Solos and duets must register least 1 person for at least one day, trios must register at least 2 people for at least one day.
Area 8 does not provide bell or chimes sets, or any other equipment for the performance.
Closer to the time of the event, the board will make a determination about printing titles, composers, publisher information, and performer information in the program booklet.
All program information will need to be finalized with the Area 8 board by April 1, 2018.
Area 8 will be able to provide a brief rehearsal time. Details will be worked out individually.
The Area 8 board will work to provide interested groups with opportunities to perform 1-2 selections in the allotted 5-7 minute timeframe, and to create a musically well-balanced, diverse program. Preference will be given to groups/ ensembles/soloists with 100% registration at the Festival.
If you have questions, please contact Pat Latshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2018
To apply, complete the application on the next page AFTER you have registered for the Festival.
You'll need your registration number to complete the application.