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December 2019

We hope you are all having a successful holiday ringing season and that you are getting ready for celebrations with friends and family.
The national office will be closed December 23 – January 1.
During this time, the staff will monitor email for important messages.

Hurry! College Ring-In Less Than a Month Away
Houston, Texas • Stevie Berryman, Conductor

Join us January 3-5, 2020, for our College Ring-In, an event for college students and recent alumni.  Three days of ringing under the direction of Stevie Berryman culminates in a public concert on the final afternoon.  Participants will be given their own individual ringing assignment to prepare in advance and then join other attendees to rehearse and polish the music for the final concert.

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Spaces Still Open for Reaching for Bronze
with Monica McGowan • Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2020
New Bern, North Carolina

Have you wanted to apply for Distinctly Bronze but worry you are not yet at the skill level to be accepted?  Then this is the event for you.  Scheduled concurrently with Distinctly Bronze East, this event will give participants the opportunity to learn three pieces from the DB East rep list under the direction of master teacher and conductor Monica McGowan and perform them with the DB musicians on their final concert. In addition, the Reaching for Bronze choirs will prepare and perform two pieces of their own.

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A Few Spots Still Open For Distinctly Bronze East

There are still some spots open for DB East 2020. The massed ringing event for advanced handbell musicians which provides the opportunity to perform on the largest handbell sets available under the direction of Stephanie Rhoades.

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Open Enrollment Extended to 3 a.m. Dec. 18

The federal government has extended Open Enrollment for health insurance plans to 3 a.m. Dec. 18. That's TONIGHT! So, if you're still hoping to take advantage of this member-exclusive benefit through Lighthouse Insurance Group.

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Brian's Music Notes with Brian Childers

“Day of the Dance” by Kevin McChesney is definitely at the top of my “New Discoveries” list. This composition sparkles from beginning to end.

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