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New Addition to Website

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in Website Updates | 0 comments

A new section has been added to the Past Festivals dropdown menu. Archives now features information from the 2006-2013 handbell festivals. I hope to add additional years very soon. If you have information you wish to add from the years 2000 to now, please email Kelley Clegg Neal at or post a comment (NOTE: all comments are moderated). Member participation is needed and appreciated! Blessings, Melissa (Web admin) Please follow and like...

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February 2015

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Chairperson Notes | 0 comments

Central Alabama Handbell Festival 2015 is almost here. As of Feb. 5, Helena UMC, Trussville FUMC, Huffman UMC, Grace Christian Church (DOC), Pleasant Hill UMC, Mountain Chapel UMC, Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, FUMC Hueytown, Riverchase UMC and Christ Church UMC are registered and are already having great fun with this year’s music selection. Michael Helman is this year’s clinician. The Festival Closing Concert will be at 3:00 p.m. Feb. 28 at Pleasant Hill UMC. Directors and interested ringers are invited to participate in the Seminar/Workshop with Michael Helman Feb. 27 at 4:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill UMC. Handbell Musicality is the focus for the session. Registration information is on the website. Register soon so your Handbell Choir will be part of the Central Alabama Handbell Festival 2015 Mass Choir. See you at Festival 2015! Kelley Please follow and like...

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A Welcome from Kelley Clegg Neal

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Chairperson Notes | Comments Off on A Welcome from Kelley Clegg Neal

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 Happy Ringing, Kelley Please follow and like...

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