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Vol. 1, No. 7 November 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 -
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 -
Sharon Kirry
3007 79th Ave Ct NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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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Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival
Friday & Saturday
March 25-26, 2011
Pine Lake Covenant Church
Sammamish, WA
Kath Wissinger, clinician

Music list is in the September issue of the Campanologist and on our website,, along with registration information. Click here for a flyer.
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

Michael J. Glasgow is originally from Michigan. He holds B.A. degrees in music theory/composition and in journalism as well as a Master of Church Music degree from Concordia University, Wisconsin as the program's first double-emphasis student, in both choral and handbell music.

In addition to many professional affiliations and his full-time position as the Minister of Music at North Raleigh UMC (Raleigh, NC), Michael serves as Bass Section Leader for the North Carolina Master Chorale and the Choral Conductor for the Tar River Orchestra & Chorus. He is a dynamic, energizing conductor who connects well with people and music, and as such is sought after for conducting engagements throughout the country.

As a composer, Michael keeps busy with commissions and his own projects, and he strives to creatively advance the art of handbell ringing. He was awarded a first prize in the 2006 Soundprint Productions Composition Contest for his original jazz handbell piece, Celerity; as well as first prize in the 2007 Bells of the Sound "Three Ring Circus" Composition Contest for Bumping Noses. His most recent contest win is for Welcome the King, an SATB carol accompanied by solo viola, created for the 2009 VocalEssence "Welcome Christmas" composition contest.

Michael is proud to be an integral part in the development of new handbell events, having conducted the first three annual Anthornis events for advanced ringers in Minneapolis in 2008-2010. He also serves as the Editor for the AGEHR Area III newsletter, The Bell-O-Gram, and is a member of ASCAPand American Composers Forum. Additional information and samples of Michael's work may be found at

Contact Diane Barnes at for more information.
Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival - 2011

Saturday, 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!

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

Sunday, November 28 - 4:00 pm, Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist and Sean Rogers, pianist, Advent/Christmas concert at Valley Presbyterian Church, 310 Park Street, Hazelton.

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.

Montana Events

Mile High Bell Choir from Butte:

Sunday, November 21 - play at the First Presbyterian Church, "When We Gather" with a vocal solo by a Church member by Kathleen Wissinger.

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.

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

Sunday, November 28 - 4:30 pm, Daniels Recital Hall, 5th Ave and Marion, Downtown Seattle. Emerald City Ringers present their family holiday concert, Lions and Tigers and ... Reindeer? Oh My! Suggested donation at the door is $10/adults, $8/seniors/students, $5/children to a maximum of $25/family, or pay as able. For further information visit our website at

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.

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 additional details and repertoire list.

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

I am always open to feedback on this newsletter. Don't forget to send information about Christmas concerts by November 20.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10 AGEHR