Fiesta Ring

November 6-7, 2015

Texas Baptist Handbell Festivals offer an opportunity for youth and adult bell choirs from around the state to come together in a mass choir setting. Emphasis is placed on music preparation, skill development and the use of handbells in ministry and worship. The festival concludes on Saturday afternoon with a public concert featuring massed ringing.

Location

Shearer Hills Baptist Church
12615 San Pedro Road
San Antonio, Texas 78216

Shearer Hills Baptist Church is located at 12615 San Pedro Road in North Central San Antonio. The church campus on San Pedro (also known as Hwy 281) is located between Nakoma and Bitters, more specifically between Interpark Parkway and North Loop Road on the West side of 281.

Click here for an interactive map directions.

Schedule

Starts Friday at 6:00 pm and ends Saturday at 1:00 pm.

Festival Clinician

Tammy Waldrop

Tammy Waldrop is a graduate of Baylor University with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music Theory with an emphasis in Composition. Tammy has been writing and arranging for handbells and vocal choirs since 1980, placing over 350+ publications with 19 publishers. She has held music editor positions at Word music, Ring Out! Press, and Alfred Music Publishing and has served numerous churches in various denominations. She is a frequent clinician/director for workshops, music weeks and festivals across the country. She is currently Musical Director for the Community Handbell Ensemble, Strikepoint of Texas.

Tammy enjoys vegetable and herb gardening and writing children’s fiction. She resides in New Caney, Texas with her husband, Emanuel Hollander and two Eskie canines – Gretel and Johann Sebastian Bark (aka Hanzie).

Handbells and Tables

Each choir is responsible for furnishing their own bells, tables, covers, foam, etc. 8’ Tables are available to rent at $12 per table if desired and will be ready for your choir on arrival. Rental tables must be requested and paid for at the time of registration.

Festival Music

Coming Soon

Hotel

Embassy Suites

7750 Briaridge
San Antonio, Texas 78230
(210) 525-9999

All rooms have a sleeper sofa in the living area Check-in time is 4:00 pm; check-out time is 12:00 pm. Complimentary Breakfast for everyone in the room is included in the room rate. Each church is responsible for making and paying for their reservation from the room block. Each church is also responsible for providing Tax Exempt Certificates from their church. To reserve your hotel space call (210) 340-5421 and be sure to ask for the Music and Worship Team/Baptist General Convention of Texas room block, or click here and register online.

Current rates are $119 + tax for King Room $109 + tax for Double Room.

Please note: this is a different Embassy Suites than we have used for the past few years. Deadline for reservations is October 10, 2015 or when the block is filled.

Registration

Click here to download registration form.

Online registration coming soon.

The cost of registration is $30 per person, if registering by October 16, 2015. The cost of registration is $45 per person after October 16, 2015. No refunds will be given after October 28, 2015 .

Contact

Barbara Forbis

214-828-5246