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Vol. 3, No. 6                                                                                        June 2012

In This Issue
Board of Directors
2012 Area 10 Conference
Nancy Hascall in Sunriver
Choir Director Needed
Washington on Facebook
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
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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 -Diane Hould
   142 3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474

Oregon Chair - Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR  97520

Washington Chair -
   Jennifer Vangolen
   4820 40th Ave SW Apt. B
   Seattle, WA  98116
Education Coordinator -
   Wendy McPhetres
   6073 Sycamore Ln
   Bremerton, WA  98311

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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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2012 Conference Logo     Area 10 Conference

June 22-24

    THE event in the area is just around the corner. If you've been contemplating attending but haven't quite made up your mind, just do it! Send in your registration today. The cost is just $200 for the opportunity to work with great clinicians, attend interesting and helpful classes, and hear Vivace, the amazing choir from Puerto Rico. There are a few choirs ringing tins and coppers that have space for extra ringers so even if your choir isn't coming, sign up by yourself. I'll get you connected with a choir! All information is below and can also be found on our web site,

     Those of you in the Seattle/Tacoma area, please spread the word about the Vivace concert Saturday, June 23, 8:00 pm at the Tacoma Convention Center. For those not registered for the conference, the cost is $10/adults and $5/students. The Final Concert is Sunday at 4:00 pm - be sure to invite your friends to hear hundreds of ringers making beautiful music.

     Please forward this newsletter to other directors and ringers  you know. Also encourage your ringers to subscribe to the newsletter.    

 Phyllis Tincher

Campanologist Editor

2012 Area 10 Handbell Conference 
June 22-24, 2012
Tacoma Convention Center
Tacoma, Washington
Guest clinicians:
William Payn & Shirley Lindberg
Concert by Vivace from Puerto Rico
Cost: $200
Lodging on your own
Vivace Concert is Saturday, 8:00 pm
Tacoma Convention Center
Tickets for non-registrants
$10 adults
$5 students
Conference Check-in Friday, 1-5 pm
Final Concert is Sunday 4:00 pm
(Click each line to open a pdf file of the form)
Conference Information (please read first!)
Nancy Hascall in Sunriver, Oregon on September 29 

     Nancy Hascall will lead a workshop on Musicality for the Handbell Choir, focusing on what musicality is and how you achieve it for your choir. It will also include how weaving, four-in-hand, and other techniques can help you in your choir ringing. Husband Glen will teach bass bell ringing. Time will also be given for your choir, ensemble or soloist to have a private coaching session with Nancy. Homestays with ringers are available on a first-come basis. Sunriver is a great place to bring the family and friends and enjoy the outdoors as well. For further information, contact Barbara Brocker at or 541-593-7396.

Handbell Choir Director Needed - Tualatin, Oregon
       Tualatin Presbyterian Church is seeking a handbell choir director. This is a paid position. The choir rehearses approximately 10 months of the year and plays once a month in worship Sept-June as well as Christmas Eve, Easter and other occasions to be agreed upon with the Director of Music. They currently own 5 octaves of chimes and 4.5 octaves of bells with access to the remaining 1/2 octave to complete the 5-octave set. Currently they are playing with 11 ringers, varying from advanced to beginner in skill level. For more information, please contact Pastor Ken Evers-Hood at (503)692-4160.
Washington Ringers - Keep informed through Facebook!
     Attention ringers in Washington state! Check out the new Facebook page for the Washington chapter of Area 10 (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska) of the Handbell Musicians of America - be sure to "Like" us and learn about ringing opportunities and upcoming events in Washington! Go to today!
Alaska Events 
Your concert/event could be listed here! 
Idaho Events 


Sunday, July 8 - 7:00 pm, First United Methodist Church, 2717 12th Avenue Road, Nampa. Ring Praise Music Ministry Summer Tour Kick-Off Concert. Freewill offering will be taken. See the entire schedule at


Tuesday, July 10 - 7:00 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, 237 N Water Street, Idaho Falls. Ring Praise Music Ministry concert with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist and Sean Rogers, pianist. Freewill offering will be taken.

Montana Events 
Wednesday, July 11- 7:00 pm, First Church of the Nazarene, 805 Alderson Ave, Billings. Ring Praise Music Ministry concert with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist and Sean Rogers, pianist. Freewill offering will be taken.   
Oregon Events 

Saturday, September 29 - Workshop on Musicality for the Handbell Choir with Nancy Hascall, Sunriver. See article above. Contact Barbara Brocker at or 541-593-7396. 

Washington Events 

 Sunday, June 3 - 7:00 pm, Rainier Ringers  (, a Tacoma area community handbell choir, will be presenting their spring concert titled "At the Movies - Rated B for Bells" at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 101 East 38th St., Tacoma. This exciting movie themed concert will include music from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more. Also performing will be Bells of Bethlehem and Prairie Bells. Admission is free although a free-will collection will be taken.


Sunday, June 3 - 4:00 pm. Concert by the Chancel Bells of Calvin Presbyterian Church under the direction of Danny Reding. With handbell soloist Nancy Kirkner, pianist Janet Anderson, violinist Calum MacKinnon, and the Calvin Sanctuary Choir. A freewill offering will be taken. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 18826 3rd Avenue Northwest, Shoreline. Information also available at or by calling the church at 206-542-6181.

Friday, June 22 - Directors' Seminar with William Payn, Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma. Information and registration.


Friday - Sunday, June 22-24 - Area 10 Conference, Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma. William Payn and Shirley Lindberg, clinicians. See the article above for all the forms and information.


Saturday, June 23- 8:00 pm, Vivace Concert at Tacoma Convention Center. $10/adults and $5/students for those not attending the Area 10 conference.


Sunday, June 24 - 4:00 pm, Tacoma Convention Center, Final Concert for the Area 10 Conference, Sensation on the Sound. 

     Please remember to send information for the July issue to me by June 22.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America