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The Northwest Campanologist
Vol 12. No.6 June 2021
Getting Back Into the Ring of Things............... From the Editor
Every bit of that pun was intended! I was so unmotivated to get back to handbells until I "attended" the Siskiyou Summit virtual event and then saw the plans developing for the 2021 Area 10 Conference - Area 10 Goes Glo-Bell. Diane Barnes is SO, SO, SO creative! I decided to try to reassemble the local choir here and work on the massed ringing songs for the Area 10 Virtual Conference. We're planning to spend the evening and day together enjoying each other's company, getting caught up with everyone, watching the virtual event and getting back into the RING of things.

This is a perfect restart for our group. A very short time window focused on one very specific event. Because it's a massed ringing event, it doesn't matter if we have some holes. Then we'll plan to get back to normal in the fall, and pick up where we left off. My husband had just built a bell tree for us and we were working up Louise Frier's, The Journey, to perform at the Big Sky Handbell Festival, when COVID hit.

I hope everyone is feeling their spirits lifted by the improving COVID situation. We still need to be careful, so take care to stay safe.

We've got a great lineup of events for 2022. I'm hoping to attend every one - to make up for lost time. See you there! Somewhere!
Please take the time to check out the area 10 website. In fact, you should bookmark it. All the best scoop about upcoming events is under the Events Menu. And this is the year of the area 10 conference. There's a separate page just for the conference information.

Please feel free to share this newsletter and the website with your fellow ringing friends. Anyone who wants to regularly receive communications (typically 1-2 per month) can sign up below.

Take care. Stay safe. So we can all ring together again soon.


P.S. - We still need an Idaho state chair. Please consider volunteering.
Upcoming Area 10 Events
2021 Area 10 Conference
goes Glo-Bell
June 25 and 26
FREE EVENT—Donations Welcome 
All times are PDT: Pacific Daylight Time

We will begin Friday evening at 6pm with workshops lead by Damien Lim and Emily Li and a mini-virtual concert of the choirs they each lead and learn a little about Handbells in Hong Kong and Singapore. We will resume on Saturday June 26th at 8:30am ending the day at 3pm.

Our Featured clinicians are: ASIA Damien Lim—Singapore; Emily Li—Hong Kong; EUROPE Malcomb Wilson—Scotland; SOUTH AMERICA Bruna Marinho—Brazil; NORTH AMERICA Ann Hill—British Colombia, Canada; Jason Krug—Indiana, United States and Ellie Hodder—Oregon, United States.

Ellie will be leading a Virtual Massed Ring while the other clinicians will be offering workshops that will grow your skills as handbell musicians.

For more information contact Diane Barnes at

Details are posted on the area 10 website. Click here to check it out.
Snake River Handbell Conference

February 4-5, 2022
Central Elementary Gym
1415 6th Street S
Nampa, Idaho

Matthew Compton
Inland NW Handbell Workshop
March 18-19, 2022

Please stay tuned for details.
Coppers Classic 2021 - Rescheduled for 2022

Friday-Sunday, March 25-27, 2022
Special Class, Thursday evening, March 24
Concert, Sunday afternoon, March 27

Site: Monarch Hotel and Conference Center 
12566 SE 93rd Avenue, Clackamas, OR 97015
Free onsite parking, convenient to I-205 and MAX light rail

Full details coming soon to

Got questions? Contact Ellie at

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America. 
Siskiyou Summit - Rescheduled for April 29-30, 2022

Stay tuned for details.  

Contact Diane Barnes if you have any questions.  
Big Sky Handbell Festival
April 29-30, 2022
Missoula, MT
Clinician: Michael Glasgow

Stay tuned for more details.

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