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The Northwest Campanologist
Vol 13. No.7 July 2022
News from Area 10 -
Meet Your Washington State Chair
Hello to everyone in Area 10, my name is David Ramsey-Warner and I live in the beautiful Yakima Valley!

I was born and raised in Southern California, and both parents were very active in the LA opera world. I am the oldest of 4 kids, and I've lived in CA, WA, KS, and NM. I was first introduced to handbells while attending CSU- Stanislaus in Turlock, Ca, and was immediately hooked. In the 90s, I joined Opus Handbell Ensemble under the direction of Richard Colla. I've rung in and directed several bell groups, and was glad to participate in the first Pinnacle Conference in Las Vegas in 2000, as well as Distinctly Bronze West in 2009 and 2011. I currently direct the Carillon Ringers at Yakima Covenant Church. My regular job is Area supervisor at Kohl's. I'm glad to serve you as the Washington state chair, and hope to see many of you at a future conference! My goal is to assist you any way I can in your local groups, or, if you're interested in putting a workshop together, let me know, I'm at your service. My email is
Bells of the Sound Summer Ringing Sessions
Do you go through withdrawal when your regular choir ends for the summer? Looking for an opportunity to play different positions, work on new techniques, and meet other members of the Puget Sound handbell community?

Join us on Tuesday evenings from 7 PM to 9 PM this summer for our Summer Ringing Sessions! Open to all ringers - beginners and pros, young and old - but general ringing skills are a plus. We'll be playing selections from our library ranging from Level 2 through Level 4. These are drop-in sessions - come as you are able.  

Bring your gloves - and a friend!

July 19th @ 
2650 148th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA

August 2nd @
3940 41st Avenue SW
West Seattle, WA
International Handbell Symposium
Aug 1-6, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee USA
“Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin

Area 10 Events
Bells of the Cascades Presents...
Read and Ring: 2022

Sat, August 13, 2022, 9:00 AM
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
19200 Willamette Dr.
West Linn, OR

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AREA 10 Biennial Conference
June 16-18, 2023

SAVE THE DATES for AREA 10’s Handbell Conference

Reunite with your Handbell Family and Friends!

* There will be Two Ringing Divisions COPPERS MINUS L2-L2+ and
.... COPPERS PLUS L3 to L4 directed by Brenda Austin
* A Bronze Conference Choir (BCC) directed by Marquise Usher
.... (Participation by application)
* Massed Ringing with conducting duties shared by Brenda and Marquise
* A line-up of Workshops to help you develop your ringing skills and
.....musicality along with a READ and RING of new repertoire

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For more information contact Diane Barnes, Events Chair at

Brenda Austin
Marquise Usher
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