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Vol. 7, No. 8                                                                                             August 2016

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Around the Area
Bells and Organ Program
Back to Bells Workshops
Coppers' Classic
Snake River Conference
Inland Northwest Conference
Greater Puget Sound
International Symposium
National Office Contacts
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Canada Events
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Board of Directors

Chair - Diane Barnes

   479 Drager

   Ashland, OR  97520
Chair Elect - Diane Hould
   142 3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474
Secretary - Cyndy Patterson
   4080 Carlton Ave
   Central Point, OR  97502
Treasurer - Brian Parrott
   PO Box 80933
   Portland, OR  97280
Past Chair - Brian Tervo
   15504 NE 52nd St
   Redmond, WA  98052
Alaska Chair - Ella Saltonstall
   PO Box 8818
   Kodiak, AK  99615
Idaho Chair - Barbara Mix
   1729 Dora Dr S
   Twin Falls, ID  83301
Montana Chair -Tomi Kent
   6120 SkyviewDr
   Missoula, MT  59803
Oregon Chair - Ann Pomazal
   7848 SE Cypress Ave
   Milwaukie, OR  97267
   503-534-1336 (home)
   503-539-4546 (cell)
Washington Chair -
Education Coordinator -
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   6073 Sycamore Ln
   Bremerton, WA  98311
Youth Coordinator -
Membership Chair -
   Betty Harter
   1030 SW Jefferson St  #743
   Portland, OR  97201
Communications Chair -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686
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   Rainier, OR 97048


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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the September issue of the Campanologist is
August 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
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     In this issue you will find more information on many of the conferences being held within our area this winter and spring. Check out the details below and try to attend at least one of them. Our Area 10 conference will be in July 2017 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.


     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, With permission, I can also add names and addresses. 

 Phyllis Tincher, Communications Chair 

From the Chair's computer ...
     Where has the summer gone!  I have just returned from the 17th International Handbell Symposium in Vancouver BC.  It was a wonderful week of ringing, catching up with old friends and socializing with new handbell friends from around the world. Did you know that there is a Macau Handbell Association?  That Australians ring their bells like the Brits-that is they back ring off the table.  I was inspired by the precise and musical ringing of the Japanese and Hong Kong students, thinking of ways I can try to get my choirs to that precision.  The fellowship with the "rogue" members of the Rogue Ringers from around the country was great.  We all had a great and sometimes frustrating time learning to follow eight different conductors who were directing 750 ringers whose style of ringing and skill levels varied greatly.  I enjoyed the showcase concerts presented by ringers from every nation at the event and hope to include some of the lovely music presented in the up coming ringing year.  I am also happy to report that Area 10 was well represented, perhaps up to 10%, of the 750 attendees.  And I am planning on the 19th International Handbell Symposium in 2018 that will be held in Cairns, Australia.  But now summer is coming to an end and the ringing season for my church choir begins on August 29th.  I will begin to finalize the music for worship services through Christmas Eve and plan what kind of exercises we will need to do to improve our ringing precision.
Diane Barnes
Around the Area and Beyond...

     The 2nd annual Coppers' Classic will take place October 14-16, 2016.  Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA will host the event; housing is at the Lodge. Ellie Hodder is our conductor.  This is an Advanced Ringing Event for motivated intermediate level handbell musicians,wWhere growing together as a community of ringers is fun,with a supportive environment where learning and tackling musical challenge is encouraged.  Early Bird registration for guild members is $225 until July 1st.  2-fer sale! Sign up with a friend by August 15 and both receive the Early Bird Rate! For more information go to .  Share this with your ringing friends, and come ring with a friend!

Bells and Organ - a Win-Win Eagle Scout Project
Andrew Coleman
I LOVE music. It started about 8 years ago. I first started to take piano lessons from my grandmother - who has influenced my musical career. I have been playing the piano for almost 8 years and organ for 3 years. I have also played percussion in band, and I want to expand my "arsenal" of musical instruments. Thank You to The Presbyterian Church and their Handbells, Sue Miller and Barbara Mix for all the wonderful help and support with my Eagle Project.
 The Twin Falls, Idaho Hallelujah Handbells participated in a unique community concert for a talented Boy Scout's Eagle Project.  Andrew Coleman is an organ student of Hallelujah Handbell Choir director, Barbara Mix.

     His goal was to organize a concert for the community and with the donations to provide funds for his scout project - the Hallelujah Handbell's practice room. The Saturday afternoon concert featured the Presbyterian Church pipe organ, Hallelujah Handbell Choir, and hymn singing.
    The concert and project was supported by the LDS South Stake, First Presbyterian Church, and members of the community. Andrew's generous concert donations will provide needed equipment, supplies, and upgrades to our practice room.

     We will have 3 new file cabinets, new table foam and covers for five octaves of bell tables, storage shelves with cubbies for each ringer (adult choir and two youth choirs), blocks to raise the height of practice tables, and some new music, when we resume rehearsals in September. Some of the funds will also help with the refurbishing of needy handbells this summer.

     This unique project has been a blessing to our handbell program and an ecumenical outreach to our community. In our collaboration with College and Community Chorales, South Stake Christmas Chorale Pageants, etc, we share the joy of handbell ringing.
Hallelujah Handbell Choir
Barbara Mix
Idaho Chair

Back to Bells Workshop

      Handbells sitting in closets? Rarely used?  This should never happen! Help us get the unused bells out of the closet and into worship & classrooms! Free workshops are being offered around the area next month. If you know of an unused set of handbells or a group that would like some instruction, please forward this information and encourage individuals and groups to register at
  • 9/17 - Southminster Presbyterian Church, Boise, ID, 9:00 am
  • 9/17 - First Presbyterian Church, Bozeman, MT
  • 9/17 - Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, OR
  • 9/24 - Ascension Lutheran Church, Medford, OR
  • 9/24 - First United Methodist Church, Eugene, OR
  • 9/24 - Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Bellevue, WA
  Topics include:
  • Recruiting ringers
  • Basic techniques
  • Basic maintenance
  • Creative use of handbells in worship
  • Ringing with less than a full choir
  • Basic rehearsal techniques
  • Repertoire selection

Coppers' Classic
Coppers' Classic
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16
Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA
Guest Conductor: Ellie Hodder
     Coppers' Classic is:
  • An Advanced Ringing Event for motivated intermediate level handbell musicians.
  • A supportive environment where learning and tackling musical challenges are encouraged.
  •  Where growing together as a community of ringers is fun.
2-fer Sale!
Sign up with a friend by August 15 and both receive the Early Bird Rate!

Registration: Early Bird before July 1st $225 
  (early bird non-member registration: $315
includes membership dues to the Guild)

Information and registration is on the area website.
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Snake River Handbell Conference
Friday & Saturday,
February 3-4
Central Gym, Nampa, ID

Clinician: Timothy Waugh

$55 by December 1
$65 after December 1

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop
Brian Tervo
Friday & Saturday,
March 24 - 25
United Methodist Church
Lewiston, Idaho

Clinician: Brian Tervo

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference
Ron Mallory
Saturday,  May 20
Green River Community College
Auburn, WA

Clinician: Ron Mallory

Additional information and registration will be coming soon.
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
International Handbell Symposium


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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:
PO BOX 221047
All other correspondence should be sent to:
Handbell Musicians of America
201 E. 5th Street, Suite 1900-1025,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Staff emails are in Overtones and at 
Alaska Events 
Your event or concert could be listed here!
Idaho Events 

Friday & Saturday, February 3 & 4, 2017  - 3rd Annual Snake River Handbell Conference, Tim Waugh, clinician. Central Elementary Gym, Nampa. See article above. Information, Repertoire, Registration.

Friday & Saturday, March 24 & 25, 2017  - Annual Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop with Brian Tervo, clinician. Lewiston First United Methodist Church, Lewiston. Brian is the Past Chair of Handbell Musicians of America, Area 10.  Click for repertoire.
Montana Events 


Friday & Saturday, April 28-29, 2017 - "Sweet Peals" - 36th Annual Big Sky Handbell Festival with Jason Krug, clinician. Belgrade Special Events Center, Belgrade. Click for repertoire.

Oregon Events 

Friday - Sunday, July 7-9, 2017 - Area 10 Handbell Conference at Oregon State University, Corvallis.
Washington Events 

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16  - Coppers' Classic at The Heathman Lodge, Vancouver. Information and registration is on the area website

Friday & Saturday, March 24 & 25, 2017 - Annual Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop with Brian Tervo, clinician. Lewiston First United Methodist Church, Lewiston, ID. Brian is the Past Chair of Handbell Musicians of America, Area 10. Click for repertoire.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference, Green River Community College, Auburn. Click for repertoire.
Canada Events 

Your event or concert could be listed here!

     Please remember to send information for the September issue to me by August 22.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America