Members of the Detroit Handbell Ensemble were thrilled and privileged to perform the opening concert at the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in July 2018. The audience loudly responded to the program featuring Detroit and the great state of Michigan.
Detroit Handbell Ensemble congratulates Artistic Director Brenda Austin on her appointment as the next Handbell Editor for Hope Publishing Company.
"I'm very excited to perform the opening concert for the 2018 Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar," says Detroit Handbell Ensemble musician Nancy Kindraka. The group will take the stage at DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids at 1 p.m. on July 18. General admission tickets are available now and seminar registrants may attend using their event credentials
It is a prestigious invitation to perform at the multi-day conference, whose purpose is to present educational sessions and concerts to elevate the art of handbell ringing.
The Detroit Handbell Ensemble is thrilled to introduce our new Artistic Director, Brenda Austin!
A native of southwest Michigan, Austin has served as director of worship and music at First United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids since 2003. She brings more than two decades of music teaching experience to the Detroit Handbell Ensemble.