This past weekend I attended the Agehr 2005 National Handbell Conference with the handbell choir from my church. We have been together playing only a year and a half and had the fortitude to be one of 3 groups (out of 420 ringers) to perform a solo piece in front of the entire conference. I think we learned quite a lot as a group and I hope next year we can take on the challenge of participating in the conference choir ourselves. The conference was in Springfield, MO on the campus of Southwest Missouri State University.
Of course, I have pictures online from the event and even some video.
We also got this great picture of the Gateway Arch on our way there.