Area 1 Festival / Conference


Festival/Conference 2017

University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA

June 29-July 2, 2017

Opening Concert

Thursday June 29 at 8:15 PM

Don't miss the opening concert, featuring the Columbia Handbell Ensemble, led by Festival Director and Handbell Musicians of America President Ed Rollins

The Columbia Handbell Ensemble has been active the handbell and musical world for 25 years. Organized in 1988, the Columbia Handbell Ensemble (CHE) was designed to educate the public about the possibilities of excellence through the medium of handbells; to provide the highest quality performances and programming; to be an example to groups interested in moving to a higher level of musicianship; to develop methods of instruction to assist local and regional handbell ringers in their development; and to help promote and celebrate the arts in the city of Columbia and the state of Missouri.