Registration is now OPEN for Coppers Classic 2022!
We’re back and excited at the prospect of spending time with you making music. Mark your calendar for March 24-27, 2022, the return of Coppers Classic ! Join excellent and passionate musicians from across the United States and Canada for our Fifth Anniversary. Camaraderie and joyous music making in a weekend of handbells!
The event site has moved to Clackamas, Oregon, a suburb of Portland on I-205 and at the Southeast end of the Max train line at the Clackamas Town Center shopping mall and walking distance to shopping and restaurants.
Event coordinator, Kim Bible, has retired! We salute her excellent leadership as we welcome a new team this year headed by Vanessa Blake, event coordinator and Pamela (P.L.) Grove as registrar.
P.L. will kick off the weekend with an optional workshop “To Weave or Not to Weave, When is the Question!” Rehearsals begin Friday morning with bells from the itty bittys to the buckets.
Music selections include a belltree processional by Louise Frier, a new arrangement by Carmen Medina Jimenez of Puerto Rico (a ton of fun to ring!), a setting Toto’s “Africa” arranged by Julie Turner (she added an SATB choir part just for us!!), a tribute to the late, great Cynthia Dobrinski, and many other exciting compositions. The weekend culminates in a public concert Sunday afternoon.
If you love handbells, if you love a musical challenge, if you love challenging yourself to be the best musician you can be, you will love Coppers Classic.
Questions? Please go the “contact” page and drop us a note.