Ringing at the Springs

The Signature Handbell Event of Massanetta Springs

February 20-22, 2015

Join us for a weekend retreat to inspire ringers and directors, rehearse great music under skilled direction, and enhance the bond of fellowship among choirs.

Ringing at the Springs hosts dynamic clinicians from all over the country. This year we welcome Linda Simms to the directors stand!

Linda has created a Repertoire that will move us physically and spiritually! In addition, she will offer two technique classes- Put the Beat in Your Feet and Down for the Count. Find the Repertoire and see the class descriptions below.


The Cost is $240 for the full weekend of ringing, lodging, and meals. The Commuter cost is $180

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Meet Our Clinician Linda Simms

Linda Simms Linda S. Simms is the founder and artistic director of Capital Ringers, Inc., a community handbell ensemble, based in Dover, Delaware.

Linda earned her Master’s Degree in Music Education from West Chester University, PA. She is a former Delaware State Chair, and a former Area 3 Chair of the Handbell Musicians of America.  She has served as Area 3’s Delmarva State Chair and Education Liaison in addition to other board, faculty and administrative positions.

Linda actively assists handbell directors and ringers by conducting massed ringing events and workshops and she has taught and conducted at Area 1, Area 3, and national events, and continues to be in demand as a clinician for workshops and seminars.

Linda served as a church handbell choir director and public school music teacher for 20 years in Maryland and Delaware.

She currently teaches piano in her private studio.


Technique Classes

Once again we will offer classes to help with ringing challenges and techniques.

Everyone may take these classes and they will be woven into the schedule on Saturday.

Put the Beat in your Feet- This is such a fun workshop as it gets everyone up and moving, which will be a nice break from ringing.  Linda  links movement to ringing using creative activities and teamwork.  With her music education background that includes Orr and Dalcroze movement, Linda has created a technique class that enlivens our ringing and our day!

Down for the Count- Rhythm gets all of us! This class will be all about counting with numerous examples that are rung, sung and clapped.