Saturday, August 9, 2014


About the 2015 Director:

JuBell-ee Festivals is proud to welcome Ms. Cathy Moklebust. Ms. Moklebust has developed and directed handbell music programs since 1983, and has played bells since childhood.  With her dynamic, positive approach and skilled conducting, she is in national demand as a handbell clinician and festival conductor.  Cathy has been the recipient of the Donald E. Allured Composition Award, the 2005 “Composer of the Year” award from Jeffers Handbell Supply, and has won an ASCAP Writer’s Award every year since 2001.  In 2007 she was a guest conductor for the National Residential Ringing Week at Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.  Ms. Moklebust began her musical career as a public school instrumental music instructor in South Dakota.   Cathy earned both her B.A. (Music/Percussion, 1982) and M.Ed. (Teacher Education/Music, 1988) at South Dakota State University, in her hometown of Brookings, SD. Her handbell education began in 1970 with the Towers Handbell Choir of First Lutheran Church in Brookings, under the direction of Mrs. Barbara Berntson.



1)      Abide With Me    Choristers Guild    # CGB777        3-5oct.    L2    flute/chimes
2)      Bwana Asifiwe!                                 #CGB367         3-5oct.    L3   3 percussion
3)      How Can I Keep From Singing        Hope#2693         3-5oct.    L3    chimes
4)      Meditation On Beautiful Savior         #CGB175         3-5oct.    L3
5)      Oh How Joyfully                                    #CGB550         3-5oct    L2     percussion
6)      Rejoice! He Is Risen                              #CGB721         3-6oct.   L3     chimes
7)      When You Do This, Remember Me   #CGB866         3-5oct.   L2     chimes/organ
Some of this music has different octave arrangements and easier levels so you may want to take a good look at all options. The easier pieces may use the same score but with less bells. If that’s the case get the easier ones if your more comfortable and let the other choirs fill in the missing notes.
Jeffers Handbell Supply carries most of the music and they offer discounts up to 15% for volume.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

2013 Guest Clinician

Dr. John Behnke is Professor of Music at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin where he teaches organ and directs The Alleluia Ringers, Concordia’s touring college handbell choir and the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble (MHE), a community choir from Milwaukee. Dr. Behnke is also Music Editor for The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. He is a frequent handbell clinician, festival director, and organ recitalist. He enjoys composing and arranging having handbell, choral, and organ compositions in print with seventeen different publishers in the United States, Germany, and Taiwan, and has received an ASCAP Composers Award every year since 1998.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


All Creatures of our God and King
John Behnke
AG36041, L3

Deb's Song (rename it "Lifesong" for worship)
John Behnke
AG35305, L 2+
uses the singing bell technique

Jamaican Melody
John Behnke
AGAPE 2232, L3
this is a repeat from 2005, with percussion instuments

Jeanne C. Warzyn
AG35264, L2

Easter Joy
John Behnke
AG35260, L2+

This Little Light of Mine
Jeffrey Honore'
97-7187 CPH, L3
this is a repeat from 2009, with vocal ensemble

The Promise
John Behnke
AGAPE 2133, L3
also a repeat from 2005

A Grand Celebration
Derek Hakes
Level 2
We may bring in liturgical dancers for this also.

There may also be a piece that we are having commissioned in honor of our 10th year. There will probably not be a fee for this. I will get a copy for you to copy as needed for festival use, as soon as I receive it, and you register for the 2013 festival. It should not be difficult to learn.