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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the July issue of the Campanologist is
June 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher,
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID 83686.
Please update your profile/email address following the link at the bottom of the newsletter. This will give you the opportunity to select various regions of our area so we can send you information about events and concerts close to home. You may change this information at any time.
The Northwest Campanologist
Even though many events have been happening the last couple of months, there is still more this summer. Our Area 10 Conference, Ringing, Reunions and Remembrances, is July 7-9 at Oregon State University, Corvallis. It is a great opportunity to ring under the batons of two outstanding clinicians as well as soak up a wealth of information through the various classes offered. All the details are in the article below.
Please forward this newsletter to your choir members and to anyone else who would be interested in all the concerts and events. Encourage them to subscribe to the newsletter. Click "Join our mailing list" at the bottom of the left column or click the newsletter link on our website, area10.handbellmusicians.org. With permission, I can also add names and addresses.
Phyllis Tincher, Communications Chair
Notes from the Chair ...
This month I am finishing up my series on resources that are available to members of Handbell Musicians of America. In April, I discussed our national publication, Overtones. Last month, I talked about the Resource Library. This month I am covering MemberNotes and MemberChats.
MemberNotes and MemberChats are insightful articles and live chats with the movers and shakers of the handbell art form. They cover a wide variety of topics. Think of them as a way to pick the brains of some of the top people in the handbell community. Here is just a taste of some of the options:
- Nick Hanson: The Value of Success in Today's Youth Handbell Ensembles
- Kathryn Aspenwall: Connections: Beginning a New Year
- The story behind Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych's "Carol of the Bells"
- Ivan Boothe: Virtual Handbells: Using Social Media and the Web
- Michael J. Glasgow: Commissioning Insights: Thoughts for Composers and Clients
- Barbara Brocker: Bell Trees
- Ed Rollins: Chat with the President
- Cara Davis: Malmark Handbell Maintenance
- Kathleen Wissinger: Handbells and Handchimes in Schools
- Bill Mathis: Handbells in Worship
- Ringing the National Anthem at Sporting Events
Like the other member resources I have discussed, the MemberNotes and MemberChats are only available to members of Handbell Musicians of America. They can easily be found by logging in to your account at Handbellmusicians.org and then clicking on the Members Only tab.
HMA is continually trying to find ways to support its membership, and these resources are one way this is being accomplished. If you are not currently a member, you are missing out on some great ways to improve your ringing and/or your choir program. Again, the three I've covered in the past months are:
- Overtones - our organization's periodical newsletter
- Resource Library - collection of articles, etc. to help you expand your knowledge
- MemberNotes and MemberChats - articles and live chats with the movers and shakers
I hope your membership is current so that you can access these wonderful resources. Just writing these articles has reminded me how much information is available to us if we only take the time to look. Happy searching!
PS. If you have not registered for the Area 10 conference July 7-9, there is still time! You don't want to miss out on another opportunity to grow in your skill, work with some great clinicians and fellowship with other ringers. See you in Corvallis!
Area 10 Handbell Conference
It is NOT too late to register for the
Area 10 2017 Conference
Friday - Sunday,
July 7 - 9
Oregon State University
Reunite with your Handbell Family and Friends this July for a weekend of ringing and workshops. The early bird deadline has passed-BUT we have decided to reduce the "non-early bird" registration fee to $210. Highlights of the weekend include:
- Friday Ensemble Workshop with: Handbells Unlimited!
- Friday Evening Concert performance by Handbells Unlimited!
- Saturday Evening Showcase Concert
- Bronze Conference Choir directed by Jason Wells
- Division Ringing under the baton of Brian Tervo
- Massed Ringing under the baton of Jason Wells
- Conducting Workshops with Ellie Hodder
- Bell Tree Workshops and One on One coaching with Barb Brocker
- Bells in Worship-Incorporating Bells into Contemporary Worship with Ron Mallory
- Laban Movement and the Art of Handbell Ringing with Diane Barnes
- Read & Rings with Shosh Meyer
- And many others...
Housing will be in the Weatherford Hall and taking our meals in Student dinning facilities; by using the student housing and meals your room and board costs will add up to about $50 a day-a bargain compared to hotels. Make you plans now to be part of this exciting weekend with your ringing friends - bring your family, they can explore the Oregon Coast (an hour's drive from Corvallis) while you enrich your ringing skills and reunite with old friends.
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Distinguished Service Award
The Area 10 Board of Directors has developed an award program to honor those who have given an extra effort to the advancement and promotion of handbell and handchime ringing in Area 10. Past recipients include Marcy Winters, Bobbie Benjamin, Marlene Anderson and Blanche Kangas. Nominations for this award will be accepted until June 1, 2017 and the award will be presented at the July 7-9 2017 Area 10 Conference in Corvallis, OR.
Nominees (living or deceased) should:
- have made outstanding contributions to the art of ringing in Area 10. This should include an extended time commitment in activities that greatly exceed normal expectations or are generally perceived as significant.
- be an active member of Handbell Musicians of America or if deceased, have been a member in good standing.
- have performed leadership roles at local, state and/or Area 10 levels.
- not be currently serving on the Area 10 Board of Directors.
To get a Nomination form,
. Completed forms must be submitted by June 1 to Glen Hascall, 5 Westridge Dr., Lake Oswego, OR 97034 or
Handchime Loan Program
Looking for a great way to enhance your music program at your school or church? Area 10 can help. We have multiple sets of handchimes to loan for FREE for a whole year to help you get started.
Each set comes with a collection of music and teaching materials for you to use to build your program. Area 10 will also help you by connecting you with an experienced director in your area to assist you and to answer your questions. With "modern technology", we can even support you with video conferencing so you can actually see and hear the answers to your questions even when there are many miles between us and in-person visits are less practical. We want you to succeed!
Questions? Please do contact me. Applications due by June 1, 2017.
Coppers Classic 2017 - Registration now OPEN!
Coppers Classic 2017 is all set for a fabulous conference in Portland October 13-15.
This is a rare learning event just for coppers level musicians who are motivated to improve their skills and musicality in the company of other handbell musicians of similar skills and passion for at the instrument.
Clinician, Ellie Hodder, has a diverse and delightfully challenging repertoire planned that will send you home humming more than one great tune.
Early Bird Registration deadline is July 1. Plan now for a great start to your fall ringing.
Full-Time Student Registration for our talented and gifted youth and young adults.
A scholarship will be awarded to an adult and a full time student from Area 10. Applications due June 1.
BRAND NEW THIS YEAR! Did you know that the only set of big bass bells is here in Area 10? Coppers Classic will be loaned these wonderful instruments and to help train a "pit" (cool term for avid bass ringers!). Workshop on Thursday night open to participants and other handbell musicians. Join the expert, Brian Tervo, to learn the basics of Big Bass Bells. See you there!
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Area 10 Facebook Page
Did you know Area 10 has a Facebook page? Please search for "Handbell Musicians of America - Area 10" and like the page. If you want an event added, please send the information to Phyllis Tincher at firstname.lastname@example.org. A picture for the event can also be added.
National Office contact information
The national office is a virtual operation!
To contact by phone: 937-438-0085. Please note the 1-800 number is no longer in service.
All check payments for membership renewal and other services should be sent to:
HANDBELL MUSICIANS OF AMERICA
PO BOX 221047
LOUISVILLE, KY 40252
All other correspondence should be sent to:
Handbell Musicians of America
201 E. 5th Street, Suite 1900-1025,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Monday, June 19 - Handbell Workshop with Ella Saltonstall, clinician, 5:59 pm - 8:30 pm, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 3230 Lake Otis Pkway, Anchorage. The workshop is designed for both new and expereinced ringers as well as conductors. Registration $20 by June 1, $30 by June 8, and $40 after June 8. Call Linda at 907.310.3468 for registration. Click here for additional information.
Sunday, December 17 - 4:00 pm, Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist, present the 12th annual "Bells of Christmas" Kettle Koncert at Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Ave, Caldwell. An offering will be taken for the Nampa and Caldwell Salvation Army.
Your event or concert could be listed here!
Saturday, June 10
- 7:00 pm. Nativity Lutheran Church (60850 Brosterhous Rd, Bend) presents their 4th annual "community church choir" concert featuring favorite songs and hymns, new and old, with special guests, The Bells of Sunriver, from Sunriver Christian Fellowship. Admission is free; a goodwill offering will be received. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; seats fill quickly so arrive early. An ensemble from the Bells of Sunriver will perform solo, duet, quartet and bell tree pieces. Ringers are Barbara Brocker, Mitzi Putney, Jan Tuckerman and Jane Vakoc.
Monday, August 7 - Saturday, August 12
- Bells of Magruder, a handbell camp on the Oregon coast, has been going for 32 years. Come ring in Christian fellowship on the beautiful Oregon Coast at Camp Magruder, Rockaway. Ringers with a wide range of experience from beginners to over 20 years ringing are welcome. All learn something new each year and enjoy sharing techniques, tips and laughter. Linda Woods from Lake Oswego, OR will be the clinician this year and will lead everyone in learning 6-7 pieces for the concert. There will also be plenty of time to relax and recharge while walking the green forests or the beautiful beach. Registration covers accommodations, meals from our wonderful chefs, our clinician and a music packet. Registration and more info at
or Dean Janelle Bolt at
Your concert or event could be listed here!
The Ivey Ringer
s (Trevor Cook, director) from Charlotte, North Carolina present two Canadian concerts as part of their Pacific Northwest tour this year.
Monday, June 19 - 7:30 pm, Gordon Presbyterian Church, 7457 Edmonds St, Burnaby, BC. Tickets available at the door.
Wednesday, June 21 - 7:00 pm, First United Church, 7221 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC.
General $10, Children 12 & under $5, Family maximum $30. Tickets available at the door.
Wednesday - Saturday, July 26-29
- Classic Bronze with Dr. William Payn and Classic Copper with Camille Ream. It will be at St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Dr, St. Albert, Alberta.
Please remember to send information for the July issue to me by June 22.