Join us for a wonderful day of music with two dynamic handbell clinicians. Your day will include mass ringing sessions, a mini-class, shopping, fellowship with bell ringers from across our region, and conclude with a 3 pm concert.
Church of the Resurrection is located in the southern Kansas City area, 10 minutes south of I-435 and State Line Road. A wide variety of exciting handbell pieces for multiple skill levels has been selected. There is something for everyone!
Pat Latshaw has been involved with music since her early years growing up in central Kansas where, after a brief encounter with the clarinet in elementary school, her musical pursuits centered around the flute and piano. She continued her flute studies at the University of Kansas while earning her B.A. in Germanic Languages and Literature. Shortly after college, she joined her soon-to-be husband's church and heard a bell choir for the first time. Drawn to the musicality and teamwork involved in the choir, she joined the group and has been ringing ever since.
She is currently a member of the music ministry staff at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Prairie Village, KS, where she directs the handbell choir and plays flute in worship services. Pat has served Area 8 of the Handbell Musicians of America as communications chair and is the current secretary of the Area 8 Board. She has been a clinician and instructor at regional handbell workshops and enjoys solo and small ensemble ringing in addition to being a member of ReZound!, Kansas City’s auditioned community handbell ensemble. She also currently serves as secretary on the board of directors for the Midwest Chamber Ensemble in Prairie Village.
In the world outside handbells, Pat enjoys knitting, reading, and traveling with her husband, including frequent trips to Chicago to visit their two grown children.
Brian Childers is an accomplished composer, conductor, and clinician. His choral, instrumental, and handbell works are performed throughout the world. He has been a featured performer and clinician at numerous music conferences and workshops across the nation.
Brian received his bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Appalachian State University and the master of divinity degree in church music from the M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University. From 2012-2015, he served as Artistic Director of the Queen City Ringers, a Community Handbell Ensemble based in Charlotte, NC. He has served churches throughout North Carolina, building vibrant programs for choirs, handbells and instrumentalists at each. He currently serves as Director of Children and Youth Music at Myers Park United Methodist in Charlotte, NC where he oversees ministry to children and youth and conducts 6 handbell choirs.
Brian’s compositions and arrangements are available through a variety of publishers. Brian is married to Keely Childers, a professional counselor and has two adult children, Hannah and Spencer, both of whom served as drum majors in their college marching bands. Brian is an avid runner and a rabid fan of the San Antonio Spurs. You can learn more about Brian and his growing list of published compositions at BrianChilders.org.
We have room for 3 choirs to perform one piece each during the concert. If you are bringing a full choir and would like to ring during the concert, indicate that on the registration form (either online or on the printed form) then email Gwen the name of your piece and your choir's name for inclusion in the program. Titles are needed by January 15, 2018. We will take the first 3 groups that sign up. Fellow bell ringers make a great audience!
Follow the registration link above. The Mail-In Registration Form and Mini-Class Form do not need to be completed if you have registered online. Payment may be made by credit card or eCheck at the end of the online registration. If you prefer to mail your payment, checks should be mailed to:
Church of the Resurrection
13720 Roe Avenue
Leawood, KS 66224
Refunds will be made for cancellations received in writing or by email prior to January 15, 2018, less a $5 administrative fee per registrant. Cancellations made after January 15 for any reason are not refundable.
13720 Roe Ave.
Leawood, KS 66224
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Olathe, KS 66061
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Kansas City, MO 64108
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