Sunshine Harps Conference Ensemble

Join the 2024 AHS National Conference Ensemble: Sunshine Harps

All registered harpists are welcome to join the 2024 AHS National Conference Ensemble, Sunshine Harps, led by Jan Jennings and assisted by Ela Szmyt, Willi Maerz, Laura Brandenburg, and Jaymee Haefner with members of the UNT HarpBeats.

Sign up in advance when you register for the Conference.  Times below are subject to change, but the days are set.


Tuesday, June 18 9:00 am

Tuesday, June 18 2:00 pm

Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, June 19 10:00 am


Wednesday, June 19 11:00 am


Harp Storage & Equipment

Participants will need to provide (bring or rent locally) their own harp, bench, music and tuning key. Music stands will be provided.  Secure harp storage in the Sunshine Harp rehearsal room will be available between the Tuesday rehearsals and until Wednesday morning.  Instruments may also be taken to your lodging or home overnight.  Complimentary self-parking is provided at the Renaissance for all registered Conference attendees, whether or not staying in the hotel; please pick up a voucher at AHS registration.



All music is available on We strongly encourage you to support the composers and arrangers by bringing your own, purchased music.  Parts are not assigned; we encourage you to make choices that best suit your interest and abilities.

  • Wayfaring Stranger arr. by Cindy Horstman

  • Black and White Rag by George Botsford, arr. by Jan Jennings

  • Big Apple Swing from American Suite by Willi Maerz*

  • Powdered Wigs by Stephanie Curcio

  • Three Spanish Dances: Villano, Canarios, Paraditas by Gaspar Sanz, arr. Sam Milligan/Jan Jennings 

* The Sunshine Harps  Ensemble will be joined by the University of North Texas HarpBeats ensemble
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Concert dress will be black and white, or black and Conference t-shirt.