Youth Handbell Festival
February 17-18, 2017
Friendly Avenue Baptist Church
4800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410
Guest Director: Mark Williams (bio will be available later under Downloads)
Hotel Info: La Quinta Inn & Suites Greensboro, 1201 Lanada Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407. Phone: 1-336-316-0100. Special RATES will be posted later. We ask that you please check back.
A note about lunch on Saturday: lunch is on your own. There are several restaurants nearby.
A list of music to order and the festival schedule will be provided below under Downloads.
The North Carolina Baptist State Youth Handbell Festival offers outstanding training and playing opportunities for middle school and high school bell ringers. Music is chosen in varying difficulty levels suitable for worship. We encourage participation in the festival through inter-generational choirs.
Show off your choir! Reward your choir’s year of hard work and dedication by selecting a favorite piece from the year’s repertoire to share with other choirs at the festival during “Parade Time.” Parades are usually held Friday evening and Saturday morning. Seasonal selections, such as Christmas pieces, are welcomed and encouraged. We can be flexible to meet anyone’s schedule with rehearsal times and last minute changes of schedule. This part of the festival offers your choir the opportunity to ring in a low-stress performance environment. For choirs who would like to participate in parades, please list your musical selection and indicate your individual choir rehearsal time preference on your registration form.
Choirs must bring their own tables and equipment. Choirs can bring their own stools if desired (chairs will be provided). Choirs should order their own music for each choir member using their vendor of choice.
Choirs are accepted in the order that the Worship & Music Team receives registration AND payment.
Once registration is open, you may register online and pay by either credit card or check. Make checks payable to BSCNC. Mail to: Worship & Music, Baptist State Convention, PO Box 1107, Cary NC 27512.
Please register by January 27, 2017. Fees are non-refundable after February 3, 2017, unless the festival is canceled by the Worship & Music office.
- $250 per BSCNC affiliated church, plus $50 for second choir
- $300 per non-affiliated group, plus $50 for second choir
- $40 for individual registrant
For an idea of what one of our Youth Handbell Festivals is like, please see the schedule and list of music from 2016 below.