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Vol. 1, No. 5
September 2010
In This Issue
Glacier Ring
Pacific NW Directors' Forum
Board of Directors
Handbell Musicians
Handchimes Report
Concert Reflection
Thank You
Youth Festival
Greater Puget Sound
Music - Christmas
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Glacier Ring

with Cathy Moklebust
September 17-18

The sophisticated and vibrant city of Juneau, Alaska, is the only state capitAGEHR title barol in the nation not accessible by road. It is exceptionally picturesque with steep, narrow roads clawing up into the rain-forested mountains. Visitors will see glaciers, mountains, eagles and lush green.
Resurrection Lutheran Church and Chapel by the Lake are hosting a handbell workshop at Resurrection in downtown Juneau September 17-18. Cathy Moklebust is the clinician and three of her pieces will be exhibited.

Calming Peace
'Twas in the Moon of
Come, Let Us Eat

For more information, contact Lucy Merrell, or 907-586-1741.

Pacific Northwest
Handbell Directors' Forum

Presenters: Ellie Hodder,
Brian Parrott, Cyndy Patterson
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Back to Basics!
Saturday, Sept. 18
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
First Unitarian Church
(SW 12th between Main & Salmon)
Portland, Oregon
Cost: $12.00
(covers coffee & snacks, lunch and cost of shipping music)
  • Explore strategies for teaching & reviewing basic ringing techniques.
  • Peek inside the covers of the latest notation manual & review "what's new"
  • Read 'n' Ring - Music for Quiet Moments
    2-5 octaves, levels 2-3+

Registration & Questions: Call/txt Ellie Hodder 503-730-9311 or email

Board of Directors

Chair - Scott Barker
2514 166th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98008
Chair Elect - Dennis Dell
3915 15th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405
Secretary - Angie Barbosa
1715 S Linda Vista Ave
Boise, ID 83709
Treasurer - Cindy McAfee
2350 Larch Camp Rd
Missoula, MT 59803
Past Chair - Cathy Rohrig
1824 Sequoia Ave
Richland, WA 99352
Alaska Chair - Paula Johnson
20246 McKinley View Ave
Chugiak, AK 99567
Idaho Chair - Barbara Mix
1729 Dora Dr S
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Montana Chair -
Cindy McAfee
2350 Larch Camp Rd
Missoula, MT 59803
Oregon Chair - Diane Barnes
479 Drager
Ashland, OR 97520
Washington Chair -
Wendy McPhetres
6073 Sycamore Ln
Bremerton, WA 98311
Education Coordinator -
Alice Lewis
28116 SE 221st St
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Youth Coordinator -
Sharon Kirry
3007 79th Ave Ct NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Membership Chair -
Shosh Meyer
10390 SW Canyon Rd
Beaverton, OR 97005
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Nampa, ID 83686
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New direction for our organization
Some new and exciting changes are on the horizon for our organization and the art of handbell ringing.
At lunch on Day Two of Pinnacle 2010 in Music City, Nashville, Tennessee, AGEHR president John Pfeiffer announced the beginnings of some major changes which will serve to transform the face of the organization and become the catalyst for handbell musicians to build a lifetime of ringing.
In his keynote address at seminar last year, John indicated the need for the organization to move in a bold, new direction if it is to survive. Since then the board has been working on a plan to achieve that move. He said that the Guild will invest a good deal of time and money into the future of the organization by concentrating on three areas.
First will be a complete overhaul of technology, which will bring handbell musicians and directors together like never before, truly recognizing ourselves as the voice of the art.
Second will be a restructuring of the organization's membership and the introduction of faith based, educational, and community emphases from which members can choose to get the content necessary to fill their needs.
Third is a major rebranding effort designed to go along with the direction our organization and art form need to take in order to take its rightful place in the music world. The new look for the organization has been revealed. AGEHR will be the Handbell Musicians of AmPacific Ringerserica.
A big part of the new direction being undertaken by the Guild is to recognize ourselves as musicians to be taken seriously by the music world at large. The fabulous concerts at this year's Pinnacle have proven that we hold a solid place as musicians to be respected. And the name of the organization will reflect that attitude.
You may read more about it at the new website designed to keep everyone informed about the changes,, and also see how you can help financially with the changes.

It's a great time to chime!
An Update from Ethos Music Center's Handchime Teacher
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I didn't even know what a handchime was when I opened the email from Ethos Music Center entitled "Great Opportunity for an Ethos Teacher." It didn't take me long, though, to catch on to the idea that the Chime Loan Program is truly a great way to make and teach music in a community setting. I was lucky enough to ring hand bells in elementary school, and armed with this lovely memory, a background in education that includes three years as a piano teacher at Ethos (a nonprofit community music center), and a firm belief that handchimes are a simple way to introduce basic music skills to a group who will be happily rewarded with the ability to make sweet music together, I inquired as to whether another teacher had already snapped up this wonderful opportunity.
Thus began my mentorship with Ellie Hodder, the amazing Hand bell Director at the First Unitarian Church here in Portland, Oregon. Her insight and connections allowed me to attend a conference and receive additional training from Diane Collins and Christine Weber-Kearney. All of these women are enthusiastic, talented teachers, with a wealth of accumulated knowledge and a love of sharing music.
With their help and guidance, we began the first Ethos hand chime ensemble, which performed at Ethos' 10th Anniversary event with the intergenerational women's choir and more recently at Ethos' student recitals. This spring, three very focused and dedicated chimers helped arrange Coldplay's Viva la Vida for chimes, after being inspired by the YouTube video of a children's choir that sings this song. You can see the chimers' performance at
We are currently raising funds to purchase a set of chimes so that we can maintain our program at Ethos. The students themselves are extremely motivated to help raise this money!
I can't stress enough that this is a wonderful way to bring kids together and give them a chance to express themselves through music. We are all very grateful to AGEHR Area 10 for the hand chime loan. For anyone considering taking this on for next year, I say, "Do it!"
Melinda Messore, Handchime Instructor
Ethos Music Center

Reflection of Conference Final Concert
AGEHR title bar A week ago I was so fortunate to attend a concert of bells with Don and his sisters. I anticipated a ho-hum night of music, only to experience an exhilarating concert sending chills up my spine. There were over 300 bells playing a composition [in unison] of "Celebration," composed and directed by a young Parisian man positioned high above this huge "orchestra" of bells on a tower of scaffolding resembling the lower portion of the Eiffel Tower. The fact that they had all come together with their combined skills ...and their TONS of brass bells in one location was an electrifying experience. All ages, all skill levels, and many unique personality styles of playing made this a phenomenon to behold. Unforgettable. Music truly has the power to transform and energize!
(Sent to Shosh Meyer, Membership Chair, by Roald Young, Director of Cape Blanco Ringers Handbell Choir, Port Orford, Oregon. It was forwarded to him from a friend.)
Thank you for scholarships
AGEHR title bar Dear AGEHR Area 10,
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the scholarships! We wouldn't have been able to go without them. We both enjoyed the conductor; Fred Gramann , he was the most awesome person in the world. The solo ringers were amazing and inspiring. We hope to go to more conferences in the future. We hope we see you there!
Thank you,
Karina & Karissa Dautenhahn

Dear Area 10,
I wanted to thank you for the scholarships for my daughters, Karina (15) and Karissa (10) to the Area 10 Conference in Newberg, Oregon. The girls really enjoyed the experience and we met many new and very nice musicians and teachers. They especially enjoyed the conductor, Fred Gramann and the evening concerts by Velocity (They both said it was "awesome!").
The weekend was a very positive experience and they gained so much confidence in their abilities. They are looking forward to taking more advanced bell ringing classes in the future. The scholarships were very much appreciated especially in today's economy. Thank you so much for making this possible for us.
Anna Dautenhahn
Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival
Friday & Saturday
March 25-26, 2011
Pine Lake Covenant Church
Sammamish, WA
Kath Wissinger, clinician

Music List
Laudare (Wissinger) - CGB599
Hosanna Chimes (Holl´┐Żnder) - RO3230

Fantasy On Kingsfold (arr. Wagner) - HP2134
Exodus Dance (Hakes) - MNHB604

Toccata (Helman) - CGB335 (2-3 octaves); CGB336 (4-5 octaves)
Enter With Joy (Wissinger) - AP25342

Watch the area website for registration information.

Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival - 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Green River Community College, Auburn, WA
Clinician: Debbie Rice
Cost: $40, includes lunch

Debbie Rice is the Director of the Handbell Ministry for Becks Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC. This ministry includes multicultural and intergenerational choir groups for all ages utilizing the largest set of handbells and handchimes commercially available. Her bronze ensemble, Rejoice Ringers, has released two CD recordings and been featured in concerts for handbell events across the United States. Rejoice Ringers was the first handbell group selected by Kindermusic International for their world-wide distribution of music on CD for early childhood education. She is in demand as a conductor and clinician throughout the US and has also worked in Canada, Australia, Great Britain and Japan.
Her degrees are in music education, opera and musical theatre. She has been a frequent contributor to Overtones, served on and chaired numerous committees at the area and national level as well as held elected offices as an Area Chair (1997-99), National Secretary (1999-2003) and the National Presidential cycle (2003-2008). Debbie currently serves as the Executive Director for the International Handbell Committee.

Music List
Fanfare Festiva - Werner, CGB526, 2-3oct., LV 2+;
CGB527, 3, 4 or 5 oct.
Psalm of Gladness - McChesney, CGB394, 3-5 Oct., LV 1

Light of Peace -Bigham & Hakes, FM20178, 3-6 Oct. LV 3
Laudamus - Sherman, 201309L, 3-5 Oct., LV 3

Celebrate with Joy - Dobrinski, 20/1245L, 3-6 Oct., LV 3-
Festive Bell Flourish - Barrow, AG35268, 3-5 Oct. LV 2+
America the Beautiful - Sherman, Handbell pt. RRHB0002,
Full Score RRFS002, Brass RRBP002, 3-6 Oct. LV4

For more information, contact Wendy McPhetres at and watch the area website.
New issues for Christmas 2010
AGEHR title barby Blanche Kangas

Bell Tree Solo:
I Saw Three Ships, arr. Eithun & Lamb, Keyboard, 3 octaves, Agape 2525
O Come Little Children, S. Tucker, 4 octaves, mallets,
Agape 2536
2 octave:
Keep It Simple/Carols for Christmas, L Larson, L1,
2-3 octave:
Angels We Have Heard on High, arr. Geschke, L2, Agape 2534
Change Ring on Divinum Mysterium, arr Gramann, L2,
Lorenz 20/1542L
Infant Holy Infant Lowly, Gramann, L2, Lorenz 20/1542L
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Jessel/Ryan, L2, Lorenz 20/1529L
A Simple Dance, Glasgow, L2+, CGuild 637 (compatible with
4-5 octave edition)
Ring in the Season, arr Wagner, L1, Lorenz 20/1530L,
2-5 octave:
Stocking Stuffers for Handbells, arr Eithun/Waldrop, L2-3,
Alfred 31754, COLLECTION
3 octave:
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, arr Kellermeyer, L2 (uses
more chimes than bells), From Top 20254
3-5 octave:
Angels We Have Heard on High, arr H Morris, L4, Beckenhorst
Believe (Polar Express), arr Eithun, L3, Alfred 33934
Celtic Noel (The First Nowell), arr. S Tucker, L3,Alfred 33921
(needs flute, piccolo or penny whistle)
Christmas Celebration, arr R Benton, L2, Lorenz 20/1523L
Come Let Us Adore Him, arr Edwards, L3-, Ring Out RO 3283
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (with HYFRYDOL), arr Afdahl,
L 3-, Alfred 29954
Ding Dong Merrily on High, arr Stepehenson, L3-, (all mallets),
Agape 2526
Do You Heard What I Hear, arr Ingram, L3-, Ring Out RO3284
Fum Fum Fum, arr Stephenson, L3, (all mallets), CGuild
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, arr Krug, L3+, Beckenhorst HB 367
Jingle Bellathon, arr Stephenson, L2+, Lorenz 20/1525L
Nutcracker/Trepak, Tchaikovsky/Moklebust, L3, CGuild 652
O Come O Come Emmanuel, Shackley/Sherman, L2+, Agape 2535
O Holy Night, Adam/Raney, L3, Agape 2530
O Sing a Song of Bethlehem, arr Geschke, L2-, Agape 2529
Rejoice Rejoice Believers, arr Page, L2, CGuild 642
Silent Night, arr Eithun, L2, CGuild 643
Still Still Still, arr Moklebust, L2 (goes with 2-3 oct edition),
CGuild 644
Carols We Love to Ring, various arrangers, L2, Lorenz 20/1540L
3-6 octave:
Fantasia on Greensleeves, Vaughan Williams/McChesney, L4,
CGuild 646, Full Score/Inst pts CGuild 645
3-7 octave:
O Little Town of Bethlehem, arr Moklebust, L3, Jeffers 9430
Just released:
After the Prelude - Year A, Mathis, Choristers Guild, CD-ROM,
CGB658, Reproducible Print CGB659

Alaska Events
Friday & Saturday, September 17-18 - Glacier Ring with Cathy Moklebust, hosted by Resurrection Lutheran Church and Chapel by the Lake, Juneau. Registration fee is $55; $75 after August 30. For more information, contact Lucy Merrell at or 907-586-1741.
Idaho Events
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 Savation Army.
Oregon Events
AGEHR title barSaturday, September 18 - Pacific Northwest Handbell Directors' Forum, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, First Unitarian Church, SW 12th between Main & Salmon, Portland. Cost: $12. Explore strategies for teaching and reviewing basic ringing techniques. Peek inside the covers of the latest notation manual. Read 'n Ring - Music for Quiet Moments. For more information, contact Ellie Hodder, 503-730-9311 or

Saturday, October 2 - 7:30 pm at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 Southshore Blvd, Lake Oswego. Concert with Nancy Hascall, handbell soloist; Barbara Brocker, bell tree soloist and Ruben Mendoza, handbell soloist. This is a benefit for "Hard Times Suppers, a program serving Wednesday night meals for homeless and low income people in SE Portland. For additional information, contact Nancy Hascall at or Barb Brocker at

Washington Events
Sunday, October 3 - 3:00 pm at Church of the Good Shepherd, 805 SE Ellsworth Rd, Vancouver. Concert with Nancy Hascall, handbell soloist; Barbara Brocker, bell tree soloist and Ruben Mendoza, handbell soloist. This is a benefit for Sharehouse in Vancouver which assists displaced families. For additional information, contact Nancy Hascall at or Barb Brocker at

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

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA. Clinician: Debbie Rice. $40, includes lunch. Contact Wendy McPhetres,
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Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10 AGEHR