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Ed Rollins - Clinician for Festival 2017

Ed Rollins is associate pastor for music and administration at First Baptist Church of Columbia, Missouri, where he has served for 22 years. He oversees seven choirs/ensembles and is executive director of the church’s Odyssey Chamber Music Series. Administratively, Ed has oversight of the church operating budget, facility needs, personnel, and a seven-million-dollar endowment.
Ed is co-founder, bass bell ringer and current conductor of the highly acclaimed Columbia Handbell Ensemble.
As a long time active member of Handbell Musicians of America, Ed has served the Guild on many levels, including Missouri State Chair, Area VIII Chair (1996-86 and presently), area representative to the national executive committee and area representative to the national board. In addition, he has been a clinician/coordinator/conductor for guild events in 20 states.



Participating Choirs:

First Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove - Jerri Lynn Morrow
First United Methodist Church, Hueytown- LaWayne Fleming
Gardendale-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church
Golden Springs Baptist Church
Grace Christian Church (DOC)- Phyllis Kirk
Helena United Methodist Church- Deb Cotney
Huffman United Methodist Church- Mary Alice Hart
Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church- Sybil Watson
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church- Alan Brooks, Joel Henson
Riverchase United Methodist Church- Gilda Wilkerson
Saint Mark United Methodist Church- Susan Lee
Shades Valley Presbyterian Church- Kyle Henderson
Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church - Joy Rogers
The Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills
Trussville First United Methodist Church- Kelley Clegg Neal
Vestavia Hills Baptist Church- Marlene Taylor

Rejoice! He is Risen
Arrangement by: Cathy Moklebust
Choristers Guild, CG8721, 3 - 5 octaves, L2+

Blessed Assurance
Arrangement by: Cynthia Dobrinski
3 – 5 octaves L N/A

Commissioned Piece
Arrangement by: Phyllis Kirk

A Christmastide Gigue
Arrangement by: John Atteberry
3-5 octaves, L3, MGIG8897

Wizard of Oz
Arrangement by: Wagner
3-5 octaves, L n/a, MWBT6510WHB

Special Challenge Piece
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Arrangement by: Cynthia Dobriniski
3 – 5 octaves, L 3+


Festival Photos and Videos courtesy of Skip Pennington.



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Festival 2017 Concert

Listing of Individual Pieces Played at Festival:

Rejoice He Is Risen

Star Light Star Bright

The Wizard of Oz Medley

I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day

Blessed Assurance

A Christmas Gigue