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Vol. 8, No. 8                                                                                   August 2017

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Events Survey
Coppers Classic
Pacific NW Directors' Forum
Director Wanted
Ringer Wanted
Bells for Sale
National Office Contacts
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Canada Events
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Board of Directors

Chair - Diane Hould
   142  3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474
Chair Elect - Glen Hascall
   5 Westridge Dr
   Lake Oswego, OR  97034
Secretary - Wendy Goodheart
   1422 Lynn Avenue #8
   Billings, MT 59102
Treasurer - Brian Parrott
   PO Box 80933
   Portland, OR  97280
Past Chair -Brian Tervo
   15504 NE 52nd St
   Redmond, WA  98052
Alaska Chair - Sheri Roach
   403 Henderson Rd S
   Fairbanks, AK  99709
Idaho Chair - Shelly Siemer
   12 N 3167 E
   Idaho Falls, ID  83402
Montana Chair -Tomi Kent
   6120 Skyview Dr
   Missoula, MT  59803
Oregon Chair - Cyndy Patterson
   4080 Carlton Ave
  Central Point, OR  97502
Washington Chair - open
Event Coordinator - 
   Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR  97520
Education/Youth Coordinator
   Ellie Hodder

Membership Chair - open
Communications Chair -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686
Webmaster - Rod Lloyd
   74430 Laurel Wood Rd
   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.
Please update your profile/email address following the link at the bottom of the newsletter. This will give you the opportunity to select various regions of our area so we can send you information about events and concerts close to home. You may change this information at any time.
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What types of events would you like to see in our area? Please check out the article,  Area 10 Ringing and Educational Events, and click the link to the survey. 

Have an idea for an event? Contact a board member and help organize one. An event doesn't have to be huge to have a huge impact on handbell musicians. Sometimes small and local works best. 
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
Notes from the Chair ...
I returned a couple of weeks ago from National Seminar in Anaheim.  What a wonderful time it was!  A week's worth of classes on all things handbell, wonderful concerts by top choirs from around the western US, and connecting with friends - new and old.  My daughter went with me as part of the Distinctly Teen choir and we both got to ring in Disneyland - such fun!  AND - it was actually cooler in southern California than in Montana!  If you at all can swing going to National Seminar in the future, do it.  You will see our instrument at its very best.  You will see and learn things that you have never thought possible, expanding your view of what our instrument is capable of.

I want to highlight one of the classes I took at Seminar.  It was a class promoting a new program from Malmark Handbells called ChimeWorks.  As is stated on their website, ChimeWorks is " a vibrant resource community supporting musicians who educate and perform using handchimes."  The ChimeWorks community gives access to a wealth of information needed to teach ringing.  While geared toward the use of handchimes in school settings, I find it to be equally applicable to use in churches or community handchime groups.  Here are some offerings found through ChimeWorks:
  • A complete text on the use of handchimes.
  • Pertinent articles regarding teaching music to age groups from kindergarten through 6th grade.  (Many applicable to teachings seniors as well)
  • A list of suggested handbell literature suitable for handchimes, with ability to order directly from the website.
  • Downloadable, reproducible lesson plans that include compliancy points, objectives and teaching processes.
  • A community forum for sharing ideas, successes and struggles.
Membership to ChimeWorks is extremely reasonable at $1.99/month, or $19.99/year.  For those of you with chimes in your classrooms or in your churches, or who would like to start a chime choir in your senior center, it is an excellent resource.  You can find all the information on the program at   It is worth checking out. 

That's all for this month - enjoy the tail end of summer!!
  Diane Hould
Area 10 Ringing and Educational Events
These events are for you-the Area 10 Membership.  The board is here to serve you the membership by organizing these events.  Our Mission and Vision area:
Handbell Musicians of America is dedicated to advancing the musical art of Handbell and/or Handchime ringing through education, community and communication.
Uniting people to create a diverse community in which handbell musicians of every skill level can realize their full potential through a musically-respected form.
In an effort to serve the Area membership better by providing ringing and learning experiences that fulfill our Mission, we would like to learn from you what you would like to see in a ringing or educational event, how long an event should last and how far you are willing to travel.  Please take the time to complete a short survey (click here). If you have any questions or additional comments, please email Diane Barnes at .
Coppers Classic 2017
Love to ring? Love a ringing challenge? Need a place to ring with other handbell musicians as passionate as you are about our wonderful instrument? Then Coppers Classic is for you!
Coppers Classic is an all-ringing event designed for intermediate, coppers level handbell musicians whose goal is to inspire these musicians to challenge themselves to higher levels of accomplishment technically and musically. We provide a safe, supportive and enthusiastic environment for you to spread your wings and discover your inner amazing handbell musician with repertoire designed to teach towards that goal, to refine skills and develop a finer sense of overall musicianship.
When: Friday-Sunday, October 13-15
Where: University Place Hotel and Conference Center, Portland, Oregon
Who: Registration still open for adults and full-time students
" When the Coppers Classic event started three years ago, I jumped at the chance to play. The reasons why - the variety in the music, the difficulty in the rhythms, the camaraderie  with the other ringers, the musicality of each piece, and understanding the story behind the piece. I love playing at the Coppers Classic." Linda Massey, Coppers Classic alum


This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Pacific NW Handbell Directors' & Musicians' Forum
One of our best workshops to-date, this Saturday event will get all directors and handbell musicians off to a great start on their ringing season.  How about a review of what's new, ergonomic and correct in handbell technique? Weaving without worry and marts without messes. Or, is sight reading a challenge for you or your ensemble? There are ways to make this all fall in place and become easier. AND, spend the afternoon checking out some of the newest handbell compositions with great directors. A fabulous annual event.
When: Saturday, September 9, 8:30-3:30
Where: St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 10390 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR
Cost: $20 ($25 day of)
Questions? Contact Ellie Hodder

Director wanted 
Bells of the Desert is actively searching for a new music director beginning in August, 2017. We are an advanced com
munity handbell group located in Tri-Cities, WA (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco). We rehearse weekly and give 2-4 concerts per year. We are  seeking candidates who have knowledge of handbell technique and experience directing. If you are interested in working with us or wo uld like more information, please email .

Ringer wanted 
Rainier Ringers is looking for an additional ringer for the Fall 2017 season. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings. Contact Kim O'Neal at or

Bells for sale
Professionally refurbished third octave (C4-F#4 &G#6-C7, 12) of Schulmerich bells, Malmark bells and a third octave of Malmark chimes for sale. They are in great condition! Email, call or text Neil Gertner for more details: , 530 355 8220.

Area 10 Facebook Page


     Did you know Area 10 has a Facebook page?  Please search for "Handbell Musicians of America - Area 10" and like the page. If you want an event added, please send the information to Phyllis Tincher at A picture for the event can also be added.

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 

Sunday, December 17 - 4:00 pm, Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist, present the 12th annual "Bells of Christmas" Kettle Koncert at Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Ave, Caldwell. An offering will be taken for the Nampa and Caldwell Salvation Army.
Montana Events 


Your event or concert could be listed here!

Oregon Events 

Saturday, August 19 - Bells of the Cascades will host a Read and Ring. It's a fun opportunity for directors and ringers to play through selections, decide what you like, and purchase it for your choir to use during the year  Selections will include pieces appropriate for Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter and ordinary time. Registration is $15 per person, $100 for a choir of 7 or more if you provide your own bells (tables/pads will be provided.) Time: 8:30-3:15. Lunch and snacks provided. Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 19200 Willamette Dr, West Linn, OR 97068 .

Washington Events 

Your concert or event could be listed here!
Canada Events 
Your concert or event 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