Welcome to the new Central Alabama Handbell Festival website! I am Kelley Clegg Neal, chairperson for the 2015 Festival. I look forward to working with you as we plan for a great Festival 2015. Trussville FUMC is where I direct two adult Handbell Choirs and Children's Handchimes. In July I attended the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar in Atlanta. Awesome....that's what it was! If you have never been or have not been in a long time, I recommend that you make plans to attend the next one.
The Central Alabama Handbell Festival planning team has a place for you around the table and welcomes your input. The more folks working on Festival 2015 the more the word will spread about the event. Just let me know that you would like to help with the planning.
Many thanks to Melissa Smith from Jubilant Ringers at Trussville FUMC for designing and maintaining the new website! As you can see, it has the information about the upcoming Central Alabama Handbell Festival 2015 including registration information. In the future look for features about choirs in the Festival, events, both local & national, that might be of interest to you and your choir, and a variety of other handbell items of interest. So, please send me your performance dates, stories about your handbell choir, things you would like us to include on the website, etc. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.