February 1, 2024
Headed back to National Seminar! 8-Bit Handbell will again be exhibiting at the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar event in Hartford, CT. We are also hoping to again combine our space with Two Tacos High like we did last year in Texas (photo to the right)!
There are a number of new pieces that will be ready for purchase by the time summer rolls around, however, I am super excited to share that 8-Bit Handbell has just released its first video game piece, the Super Mario Bros. Theme! This is also special as it is for handbell trio. You can find it here or here!
July 25, 2023
Well, National Seminar has come and gone, and as expected, was such a great time! Five pieces from the 8-Bit Handbell catalog were represented during various performances throughout the week, and four of those were direct requests/commissions specifically for this event! First, the Houston Bronze Ensemble premiered my arrangement of "Happy Together" by The Turtles for their concert, The Austin Handbell Ensemble requested an arrangement of "Day One" from INTERSTELLAR to accompany their performance of my arrangement "No Time for Caution," and then Distinctly Teen included two arrangements specifically prepared for this performance, "I Ain't Worried" by OneRepublic, and the Internet sensation song "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys." It was a very busy week, but also very fulfilling! Looking forward to Hartford next year!
July 12, 2023
Hello, National Seminar in Irving, Texas! 8-Bit Handbells and Two Tacos High have joined forces and are having a great time in the Handbell Commons talking about anything handbells (and tacos). Come by if you're here!
August 1, 2022
Hello, Nashville! The 8-bit handbell booth is set up and ready to go at the International Handbell Symposium. Please stop by if you are here and say hi and get some swag!
June 23, 2022
Hello, Area 1 Festival/Conference! (and everyone else too!). The booth is up and I'm ready to talk handbell pop/rock music! Of course, just stop by to chat, too! If you are viewing this site on your mobile device, the menu can be found in the upper left corner. Check there for available titles, information about me, or ways to keep in touch!
I'm looking forward to teaching and conducting this week at Area 1.
Here's what I'm teaching:
"Beyond the BASSics"
"How Do I Legally Arrange THAT Song?"
"Keeping Up Handbell Skills.
Here's what I'm Conducting:
Bronze Festival Choir
The Bronze Festival Choir is a brand-spanking new arrangement of a Broadway tune (not saying what it is as it's a surprise!) which will premier at the final concert on Sunday.
Oh! NEW MUSIC! Taylor Swift's "Style" is up! This was arranged for my 7th/8th grade handbell ensemble for a performance during this past school year.
January 22, 2022
I reluctantly give thanks to Amazon for this, but..... "Take on Me" is now available for handbells! It's a bit of a doozy, especially at tempo, but lot's of fun. Check it out here!
October 18, 2021
Some exciting news to share! My arrangement of "160 BPM" will be one of the pieces performed at Distinctly Bronze East in 2022! I'm very proud of this arrangement and cannot wait to hear what this sounds like on this scale!
In other news, I *finally* completed and uploaded my arrangement of Erasure's version of "Gaudete" to Sheet Music Plus. This one was originally arranged for my 7th/8th graders back in 2016! It is now available for everyone! I hope to have a compatible choral and piano part available by winter of 2022.
August 15, 2021
July 12, 2021
July 10, 2021
More arrangements are in the works to be released over the summer!