College Ring-In

January 4-7, 2017

Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas

Join us January 2017 for our College Ring-In, an event for college students and recent alumni.  Three days of ringing under the direction of Michael Joy culminates in a public concert on the final evening.  Participants will be given their own individual ringing assignment to prepare in advance and the join other attendees to rehearse and polish the music for the final concert. The event also includes a reading session of unpublished compositions and arrangements submitted by participants.  We’ll have publishers and editors from the handbell industry on hand to provide advice and guidance regarding copyright permissions and the publication process. Follow the links below for all the details.

Registration Schedule Repertoire Lodging Unpublished Reading Session



The registration fee is $98 and includes lunch on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and an event t-shirt.  Members of Handbell Musicians of America receive a $15 discount.

Registration Process

Complete the online registration form by following the link below.  Members, be sure to log in to your member account before registering to get the member discount.


Event Schedule

Wednesday, January 4
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Registration and Welcome – Social time to meet fellow attendees
Thursday, January 5 
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Rehearsal
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Provided Lunch
1:15 PM – 4:15 PM Rehearsal
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Unpublished Music Reading Session
6:30 PM Free evening or planned social activities
Friday, January 5 
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Rehearsal
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Provided Lunch
1:30 PM – 7:00 PM Rehearsal with breaks
7:00 PM Free evening or planned social activities
Saturday, January 6 
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Rehearsal
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Provided Lunch – Prepare for Concert
1:00 PM Public Concert
~2:30 PM Concert ends – pack-up and load out



The repertoire list will be available soon. You are responsible for purchasing all the repertoire and rehearsing it prior to arriving at the event.  Music can be purchased from any of our handbell retailers or direct from the publisher.  Special arrangements are being made for some titles.  Details on how to obtain those pieces will be added when available.



We are working on securing discount lodging at a nearby hotel.  Details will be available soon.


Unpublished Reading Session

Do you have a composition or arrangement you would like to hear played?  Submit for inclusion in the unpublished music reading session.  Just indicate that you wish to participate in the session during the registration process and event organizers will contact you with more details.  You should be prepared to provide enough printed copies of your arrangement for event participants to ring. Plus, we’ve arranged for industry publishers and editors to be at the reading session to provide advice and guidance about copyright permissions and the publishing process.  They can also provide valuable input and suggestions for improving your arrangement or composition.