Ring in the Spring 2019

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Come ring with the experts and go home energized.

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.

The United Methodist 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 all skill levels has been selected so there is something for everyone.



Michael J. Glasgow owns a LOT of black clothing. His work is legendary in church music, advertising, and supermarket-food-demonstrations (it was a dark time for him, but little old ladies still talk about his pioneer efforts with cutting-edge bagged salad).

In addition to his work at North Raleigh UMC, Michael is the Bass Section Leader for the NC Master Chorale, and the Choral Conductor for the Tar River Orchestra & Chorus. Heralded for his “abundant melodic gift” (New York Concert Review), Michael is an award-winning composer of organ, handbell and choral works, and keeps busy with commissions (and pet projects that will never sell).

Michael made his Carnegie Hall debut conducting his Requiem for chorus and orchestra in June 2017, and will conduct its European premiere in Vienna in June 2019. He is proud to have served as the inaugural conductor for the Anthornis and Anthornis North advanced-ringing events in Minneapolis and Fargo, and to have conducted thrice in England (where they really use the word “thrice”). Additional international engagements include Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, and on a cruise ship in the Eastern Caribbean.

While he’ll never be on Facebook, Michael is a member of Mensa, ASCAP, American Composers Forum and several other professional organizations. Visit michaeljglasgow.com, or check out @MichaelJGlasgow on Twitter.

Terry Busch


Terry’s greatest blessing was being born into a musical family. As a child she tap-danced, dabbled at piano and played the flute. She rang under the direction of Joan Shull in Manhattan, Kansas, having the opportunity to attend some of the earliest handbell “festivals.” After college Busch took a handbell directing job at St. Peter’s United church of Christ, building their new handbell program. After directing at St. Peter’s and Ward Parkway Presbyterian, Busch was recruited to Old Mission Methodist where she directed for nearly 30 years. During this time she had the opportunity to serve as Area VIII resource chair, attending three International Symposiums, serving on the planning committee for the New Mexico Symposium. She attended summers at Bayview, rang in the Campanella community choir and enjoys participating in community choirs of all levels.

A nurse by profession, Busch has a Masters in Adult Education and a Nursing Masters in Leadership and Informatics. Busch spent the majority of her career at Shawnee Mission Medical Center where she coordinated the Prenatal and Parenting Programs. Here she served on a Kansas City Cadre of trainers teaching Early Brain Development to parents and professionals. This role provided the opportunity to travel and speak internationally, her second love after handbells.

Terry’s greatest role today is grandmother. She works as Director for the REdI and Simulation Programs at the Kansas City VA to support her love of music and travel.


Final Concert

3 pm, Student Center (Building C)

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 February 1, 2019. We will take the first 3 groups that sign up. Fellow bell ringers make a great audience!


All registration and payment can be completed online. If you need to register or pay by mail, please download and fill out the Registration Form and Mini-Class Form. Mail these with a check to:

Gwen Gepford
Church of the Resurrection
13720 Roe Avenue
Leawood, KS 66224

DownloadsRegistration Form or Mini-Class Form

Additional Registration Information

  • Registration is $45 per person. An early-bird discounted price of $40 per person is available for registrations postmarked by December 15, 2018.
  • Final deadline to register is February 1, 2019.
  • Full choirs or individual ringers are welcome. If you are attending as part of a choir or group, submit one payment for the group. If you are bringing multiple choirs, register them separately. They may be paid for with a single check or credit card transaction.
  • Each choir or ringer will need to provide their own equipment, including bells, chimes, foam, table covers, mallets, and music. Please be sure all of your equipment is labeled.
  • Orphan ringers may utilize our Facebook group to contact other orphan ringers to share equipment and assign your own ringing positions. Table space will be provided for you to form a single choir. Everyone is expected to help by bringing either bells, chimes, mallets, or foam to share. Each orphan ringer should have their own music and binder.
  • All tables will be in a straight line for massed ringing. Table rental and lunch is included in your registration fee. The postmark of your payment will determine placement of your choir.
  • If you have food allergies that cannot be accommodated by gluten-free or vegetarian options, you may bring your own food and receive a $7 discount off the registration price.
  • A chaperone must be present with each group of youth ringers. We suggest one chaperone for every six youth.
  • Early set up will be available on Friday afternoon or evening. Please contact Gwen to schedule a time.
  • Join us on Facebook for the most up-to-date info.
  • Contact Gwen at (913) 284-9641 or gwen.gepford@cor.org with any questions.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refunds will be made for cancellations received in writing or by email prior to February 1, 2019, less a $5 administrative fee per registrant. Cancellations made after February 1 for any reason are not refundable.

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