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Vol. 1, No. 8 December 2010
In This Issue
Board of Directors
Youth Festival
Big Sky Festival
Siskiyou Summit
GPS Festival
The Desert Ring
Combined Seattle Choir
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Board of Directors

Chair - Dennis Dell
3915 15th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405

Chair Elect
- Brian Tervo
15504 NE 52nd St
Redmond, WA 98052

Secretary - Angie Barbosa
1715 S Linda Vista Ave
Boise, ID 83709

Treasurer - Cindy McAfee
2350 Larch Camp Rd
Missoula, MT 59803

Past Chair - Scott Barker
2514 166th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98008

Alaska Chair - Paula Johnson
20246 McKinley View Ave
Chugiak, AK 99567
(907) 688-9716
Idaho Chair - Barbara Mix
1729 Dora Dr S
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Montana Chair -

Oregon Chair - Diane Barnes
479 Drager
Ashland, OR 97520

Washington Chair -
Wendy McPhetres
6073 Sycamore Ln
Bremerton, WA 98311

Education Coordinator -

Youth Coordinator -

Membership Chair -
Shosh Meyer
10390 SW Canyon Rd
Beaverton, OR 97005

Campanologist Editor -
Phyllis Tincher
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID 83686

Web Master - Jim Dahlgran
1440 Qattara
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the December issue of the Campanologist is December 20. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, or
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Merry Christmas! Please check out all the wonderful Christmas concerts in the events portion for each state and share these with your choirs, congregation and friends.
Remember links to back issues of our newsletter are on our website, Please continue to forward it to other ringers and directors who would be interested in what is happening in Area 10. Also stay in touch nationally with AGEHR's E-Notes and ringER-notes by going to, Music & Resources, E-Newsletters.
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Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival
Friday & Saturday
March 25-26, 2011
Pine Lake Covenant Church
Sammamish, WA
Kath Wissinger, clinician

2011 Big Sky Festival - Missoula, Montana
Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30
Sentinel High School
Missoula, MT
Guest Clinician - Arnold Sherman
For additional information: Cindy McAfee,, 406-552-2017 (c), 406-549-8171 (h)

Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland, Oregon
May 6-7, 2011
"Plays Well with Others"
Guest Clinician:
Michael Glasgow

Contact Diane Barnes at for more information.

PDF file of the Music List
Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival - 2011

Debbie RiceSaturday, May 21, 2011

Green River Community College
Auburn, WA

Clinician: Debbie Rice
Cost: $40, includes lunch
Click on the links below for pdf files of the registration form
and music list.

More information on area website, or email Wendy McPhetres at
The Desert Ring

Bells of the Sound and the Desert Bells are teaming up to execute The Desert Ring in Richland, WA, on Saturday, May 14. This year, handbell choirs will choose to be in Tins or Coppers as well as perform in a mass ring, directed by Bells of the Sound's director, Shirley Lindberg. This is a great opportunity for ringers in Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Northeast Oregon to come together for some great ringing and learn more skills in classes given by capable instructors! We look forward to a 2nd successful Desert Ring!

PDF file of the Registration Form

The Desert Ring Repertoire


Fanfare Festival

Psalm of Gladness



Light of Peace


Celebrate with Joy

Parting, by Barbara Werner

Combined Seattle choir getting ready for Ashland

Handbell training in North Seattle - A combined choir from Seattle will attend the Siskiyou Summit in Ashland in May. We will rehearse Wednesday nights starting January 5 through May 4, 7:00-8:30 pm at a church in Laurelhurst. A few openings are available for ringers and subs. We especially welcome ringers who want extra practice of level 3 music and training in handbell techniques, whether or not attending the conference. For more information, contact Nancy Kirkner at

Idaho Events

Saturday, December 4, 3:30 pm & Sunday, December 5, 7:00 pm - The Wesley Handbell Choir will be presenting their annual "Ring in the Season" Concert "The Angels of Christmas" at Trinity United Methodist Church, 237 N Water St Idaho Falls. This year's music will include new vocal arrangements, more handbells, soloists and audience carol singing. For more information, contact Jim Dahlgran at or Trinity United Methodist Church at 208-522-7921.

Sunday, December 5 - 3:00 pm, "Carols of the Bells" Christmas Concert, Caldwell Christian Church, 3207 E Ustick Road, Caldwell. Featuring a variety of handbell choirs and ensembles.
Friday, December 17 - 7:00 pm, Bells of Christmas Concert (5th Annual Kettle Koncert), Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St S, with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist and Sean Rogers, pianist. Treasure Valley Bronze Handbell Choir will also perform. Offering will be taken for the Nampa Salvation Army.

Saturday, March 5 - Boise Bell Bash, 9:00 am at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 3430 N Maple Grove Road, Boise.
Montana Events

Mile High Bell Choir from Butte:

Sunday, December 5 - play Christmas music at the First Presbyterian Church.

Wednesday, December 8 - play at the Kennedy Elementary School at 9:30 am and at West Elementary School at 10:30 am.

Wednesday, December 15 - play at the Ramsey Elementary School at 9:30 am.

Sunday, December 19 - The Grace Note Handbell Choir of Livingston will be hosting "A Bluegrass Christmas" concert at Holbrook Church, Livingston, at 2:30 pm. We will be featuring the Handbells and the Methodist Youth and Choir. One of the handbell songs will be Tammy Waldrop's An Appalachian Christmas. We are also doing Tammy's Ring a Story Series, Mary, Joseph and the Baby. We plan on having some fun with this concert!

Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30 - Big Sky Handbell Festival, Sentinel High School, Missoula. Guest clinician - Arnold Sherman. For additional information, contact Cindy McAfee,, 406-552-2017 (c), 406-549-8171 (h).

Oregon Events
Sunday, December 5 - 4:00 pm. The Covenant Bell Choir of Lake Grove Presbyterian Church 11th "Bells 'n Brass" Christmas Concert, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive in Lake Oswego. Our guest artists are the members of the Oregon Symphony Brass Quintet who will share the concert repertoire with the Covenant Bell Choir. As always there will be selections featuring both sacred and secular holiday favorites. It's their gift to you so come, relax and enjoy the gift of music. For questions call Leanne Bilstrom at 503-636-4154.

Sunday, December 12 - 12:30 pm, Christmas Bells Ringing! A Celebration of the Season presented by the Westminster Concert Bells, Westminster Presbyterian Church 1624 NE Hancock Street, Portland, 503-287-1289; Bus Lines 8, 9, 77

Washington Events
Bells of the Sound presents "The Sound of Christmas":
Friday, December 3 - 7:30 pm, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island.
Sunday, December 5 - 4:00 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th Street SW, Lynnwood.
Friday, December 10 - 7:30 pm, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Avenue SW, Seattle.
Saturday, December 11 - 7:00 pm, Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, 403 S Summit Avenue, Bremerton.
Sunday, December 12 - 4:00 pm, Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70th Street, Seattle.
Saturday, December 11 - 7:00 pm, Bells of the Desert Holiday Concert, "Ringing the Stories of Christmas," Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Dr, Richland. Designated charity - The Reading Foundation. Please bring a new or gently used children's book to the concert.

Tuesday, December 14 - 7:00 pm in the Forest Ridge School Chapel (4800 139th Ave. SE, Bellevue): Forest Ridge School presents its annual Holiday Concert, featuring the school's three handbell choirs and two vocal choirs. For more information and directions, visit (Also check out the school's top handbell ensemble, the Raven Ringers, performing at Bellevue Square Mall's Center Court on Monday, December 6 from 11am-12pm.)

Friday, January 7 - 1:00 pm, Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano; Katie Hochman, soprano; and Jessica Stevens, piano. Plestcheeff Auditorium, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle. Music of French Romantic composers, in conjunction with the Picasso exhibit. Free.

Wednesday, February 9 - 12:10 pm, Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano; Amelia Stagno, soprano; and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano. Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle. Free.

Saturday, February 26 - 7:00 pm, Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. Christ Episcopal Church, 4548 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle. Admission by donation.

Saturday, March 5 - 2:00 pm, Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. Auditorium, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Street, Seattle. Free.

Friday & Saturday, March 25-26, 2011 - Youth Festival at Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish (near Issaquah) with guest clinician Kath Wissinger. Click here for a flyer.

Saturday, May 14 - "The Desert Ring" in Richland. See article above for registration information and music list.

Saturday, May 21 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference. See article above for registration information and music list.

I am always open to feedback on this newsletter. It's not too early to start publicizing spring concerts. Please send me information by December 20.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10 AGEHR