OUR MISSION STATEMENT: The primary mission
of the Hudson Valley Handbell. Festival Conference (HVHFC) is to promote
the art of handbell ringing by providing an opportunity for local and/or
visiting handbell choirs to perform in a massed, divisional, and solo
choir framework, and present a concert to the general public. To further
the art of handbell ringing, HVHFC may, at the discretion of the
governing body, also provide financial assistance to handbell choirs or
members of the Handbell Musicians of America who are in
serious documented need.
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We received a thank
you from the First Presbyterian Church of Gulfport. Click on the
image to the left to see a pdf of the letter.
PHOTOS OF THE DELIVERY
OF THE GULFPORT BELLS CAN BE FOUND
A final report:
We collected $1716.26
from the ringers collection
and $2938.83 from the audience collection.
We had received $1,287.00 before the concert for a total cash collection of $5,932.09.
PLUS a 2 octave set of bells and cases for 3 octaves.
Below are is the original
information we posted here about the devastation in Gulfport.
Tammy Turnage, their music director, sent these
pictures to us so we could see the great damage done by
Katrina. The congregation has lost its church
presently meet in a school gym. Also, many people who lost
their homes were told that they were not in a flood area and
didn't need flood insurance.
Yet, they are being healed by music. All 3 octaves
of their bells were swept away by the sea. Although the
singing choirs are able to carry on, the ringers have been left
empty handed. We hope to change that. You cannot
imagine the gratitude from these musicians when they
learned they had been chosen by our committee to receive the
For more info click here.
If you would like
to contribute to this fund now, please send a check payable to
First Presbyterian Church of Gulfport and put Handbell
Fund on the memo part of the check.
Mail it to Hudson
Valley Handbell Festival/Conference, c/o Sue Young, 128 Liberty
St., Newburgh, NY 12550. Thank you very much.
We look forward to
seeing all of you at our concert on April 29 at Nyack College.
(Click on an
image to see an enlargement.)