October 19-20, 2018
South Main Baptist Church
4300 E Sam Houston Pkwy S,
Pasadena, TX 77505

$30/person through October 1, 2018
$40/person after October 1, 2018

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Hart Morris

Hart Morris is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Houston.  He has served as minister of music for churches in Florida, Texas, Tennessee and Oklahoma, and is a published composer/arranger of handbell and choral music. He has directed AGEHR/HMA National Seminars and festivals, conferences and workshops, and twice represented the US as a conductor for International Handbell Symposia. 


Download Schedule

Friday, October 19
4:00 pm - Begin Registration/Set Up
6:00 pm - Welcome/Introduction/Tom Tillman
6:15 pm - Rehearsal
7:30 pm - Snacks & Fellowship
8:00 pm - Rehearsal
9:00 pm - Dismiss

Saturday, October 20
8:15 am - Devotional
8:30 am - Rehearsal
9:30 am - Snack Break
10:00 am - Rehearsal
11:15 am - Break
11:30 am - Concert
12:00 pm - Dismiss/Tom Tillman

Hotel Information

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. Request Texas Baptist Music & Worship when making reservations. 

Holiday Inn Express Pasadena East 

5450 Vista Rd
Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone (281) 487-8888

$109+ tax for King, Queen or Double Room/Breakfast included. Deadline for making reservations is October 1, 2018, or when the block is filled.

Restaurants near South Main Baptist Church

Required Music

It is each director’s responsibility to order the music for their choir and bring it with them to the festival.

No extra music will be available at the event.
15% Discount for all music purchased from Jeffers
25% Discount for music published by Jeffers

Available from Jeffers Handbell Supply. Ask for the “Texas Baptists Handbell Festival Discount” when placing your order.
No discounts can be given after music is ordered and invoiced.

To order: 800-547-2355

BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD ABOVE – level 2 for 3, 4 or 5 octaves, optional handchimes Code Number 2577, Hope publishing, arr. Joel Raney

A very tasteful setting of this great new worship hymn.

WEST INDIES CAROL – level 2+ for 3, 4 or 5 octaves

RP 3348, Ring Out! Press, arr. Sondra Tucker

Fun to play and pleasing to hear, this is a great new arrangement of an underused Christmas song.


CGB 175, Choristers Guilde, arr. Cathy Mocklybust, for 2, 3, 4 or 5 octaves

This is the best selling handbell publication of all time. You may well already have it hiding in your library. It will certainly be well worth doing again under the baton of Hart Morris.

AMEN SLAKUDUMISA – Level2+, for 3,4,5, or 6 octaves

CGB 1037 (1036 for 2-3 octave version) includes optional handchimes and percussion.

Amen, We Praise Your Nome, O God is the translation of this Swahili title, and it is a joyous uplifting, yet accessible number.

CONTEMPLATION AND DANCE ON KINGSFOLD – Level 2+ for 3,4,5, or 6 octaves 

Includes optional handchimes and percussion.

Code 2705, Hope Publishing, arr. Hart Morris

The “contemplation” section of this arrangement evokes the sedate mood of the hymn texts with which it is associated; the random ringing, singing and mellow tone of the hand chimes all contribute to the soothing effect. The “dance” section introduces a more celebratory mood, with a quicker tempo, featuring use of mallets, Ring Touch and Marellato techniques plus optional plans for hand.

Download Required Music List