Feb. 22-23, 2019

The LeGrand Center
Shelby, N.C.

March 29-30, 2019

Salem Baptist Church
Apex, N.C.

March 27-28, 2020

Benton Convention Center
Winston-Salem, N.C.

The N.C. Baptist Adult Handbell Festivals offer a unique experience for handbell choirs by providing opportunities for growth and training.

Festivals provide a great time of instruction and fellowship for adult handbell choirs led by a nationally known clinician. Festivals are open to any church, denomination, school, group or individual of like mind and principle. However, since the cooperative gifts of North Carolina Baptist churches support this ministry, contributing N.C. Baptist churches receive first priority in space at each festival.


“We use the festival format exclusively for a selection of repertoire each year. This way, a qualified and respected group of church musicians collectively help me annually.”

“The event helps foster musical and spiritual growth within my handbell choir. It is exposed to other handbell choirs and offers encouragement as it sees and hears other choirs.”

“Spiritually, we have opportunities for development as we minister with our presence in their lives this weekend.”

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands...”

Psalm 100:1

Guest Clinician

Michael Glasgow

Glasgow is North Raleigh UMC’s first full-time Minister of Music, and has been there since April 1998. An honors graduate from the College of Charleston (SC), Michael holds B.A. degrees in music theory/composition and journalism. He holds a summa cum laude Master of Church Music degree from Concordia University Wisconsin as the program’s first double-emphasis student, in both choral and handbell music. An active member of the American Composers Forum (ACF), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR), the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and the Worship Arts (FUMMWA), Michael participates in many extracurricular and educational pursuits, including serving as the editor for the AGEHR Area III newsletter, The Bell-O-Gram. He is also an active member of Mensa, the international high-IQ society. Michael’s greatest joys are composing and conducting. He is a dynamic, energizing musician who connects well with people and music, and as such is sought after for conducting engagements throughout the country. As a composer, Michael keeps busy with commissions and his own projects, and he strives to creatively advance the choral and handbell repertoire, with more than 20 works in print.

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