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Vol. 8, No. 12                                                                            December 2017

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Chime Loan Program
Snake River Conference
Youth Handbell Festival
Inland Northwest Workshop
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Greater Puget Sound
Big Sky Festival
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 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

Membership Chair
   Ellie Hodder
Communications Chair -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686
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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the January issue of the Campanologist is
December 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
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Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas! Please be sure to read the poem our creative Chair wrote just for all of you and share it with your choir members. Since I had it a couple of days ago, I shared it with my choir and they loved it and laughed at all the parts that pertained to us this fall.

Remember there are a lot of wonderful ringing opportunities this spring all around our area. I encourage you to attend at least one. They are described in the articles below.

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 do n't have time to write an article.  Do you know how many rehearsals I have this week?  How do I get myself into these messes - ever y year!!!
Okay, so no time for an article.  I wrote you a poem instead.  My apologies to Clement Moore.
'Twas the month before Christmas, and all through the land,
All musicians were pressing toward concerts at hand.
Rehearsals were many, spare moments were few.
Directors were testy - yes, you would be, too,
If you had a concert for which you weren't ready.
With ringers or singers who couldn't be steady
In rhythm or pitch, or heavens, attendance.
But yet within them, lay your utter dependence.
But all was not lost, for the train was now rolling,
With no way to stop all the concerts approaching.
Which was strangely relieving to all those involved,
For soon all the stress would be over and solved.
Christmas could really be focused on then.
Time to get the tree up, begin shopping and when
All that was completed, there'd be wrapping to do
And hopefully no one came down with the flu.
Yet strangely enough, no musicians were bitter.
(OK, maybe one, but not one was a quitter.)
The players all knew that although they were tired
Their efforts would surely leave listeners inspired.
The gifts they were given are given to few.
They oft heard, "I wish I could do what you do."
And so they pushed forward; they knew they were blessed
Musicians, directors - they'd soon find some rest.
It all would be worth it, when on Christmas Eve
They could plop on the couch with a sigh of relief.
Yes all was not lost, for the end was in sight.
Happy concerts to all, and to all a good night!

Diane Hould
Chime Loan Program 
The handchime report in last month's issue from North Star was written by Ginny Cronin, Program Director, North Star School, Mead, Washington. Many thanks to Micki Mennet-Martin for being the Washington contact for this set of chimes for the 2015-16 school year. She packaged and mailed them in the fall and drove up to pick them up in June. The Area 10 Board of Directors appreciates all those who help in various ways with the many programs supported by the area.

Snake River Handbell Conference
Friday & Saturday, February 2 & 3
Central Elementary Gym
1415 6th Street South, Nampa, Idaho

C linician: Michael J. Glasgow

With doze ns of commissions and best-selling works, Michael J. Glasgow' s music is destined to achieve a lasting presence. His "overwhelming elegance" (Rima Greer, Above the Line) on the podium and high  musical integrity have been experienced at more than 100 engagements throughout the United States and abroad, most leading to repeat invitations. A consummate musician and creative visionary, with a perfect balance of humor and intensity, Glasgow is truly a "sculptor of sound."

$65 after December 1

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
2018 Youth Handbell Festival
Saturday, March 3
Murray Hills Christian Church
15050 SW Weir Road, Beaverton, Oregon
Clinicians: Ellie Hodder & Shayla Bailey
This year we celebrate that handbells are a great instrument and a ton of fun to play. Washington composer and teacher Ron Mallory's "Voyage" is among the featured repertoire, and one of the massed pieces, "Toccata" by Michael Helman features stand along scores for both tins and coppers that work well together.
Also new this year is our featured Tins Conductor, Shayla Bailey. Shayla grew up ringing handbells at her church and is now a music major at Portland State University. Shayla's expertise is sure to inspire some of our young ringers to aspire towards standing on the podium one day as well.
Bring your students to this event and contact your colleagues to encourage them to come, too. Questions? Contact Ellie Hodder,

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop

Ron Mallory
Friday & Saturday,
March 23 & 24
First United Methodist Church
1906 Broadview Drive
Lewiston, Idaho

Clinician: Ron Mallory

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference
Friday & Saturday,
May 4 & 5,
Ashland Middle School, Ashland, Oregon

Michele Sharik will be a featured workshop instructor for the 2018 Siskiyou Summit.  She will be teaching: Bell Control-Your 100,000 measure Tune-Up and 50 Shades of Damping.  These classes will get you ringing ergonomically and with greater musicality.  Our guest conductor is Barb Walsh-artistic director of Tintabulations with Ellie Hodder directing the Bronze Conference Choir.  The repertoire list and schedule are on the webpage with registration, BCC application and lodging information available beginning January 1st on the Area 10 Website.  If you wish to receive your registration materials electronically please contact Diane Barnes at with your e-mail information.

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival
Friday & Saturday,
May 18 & 19
Everett, Washington

Clinicians: Brian Tervo and Colin Walker

Mark your calendars! The Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival will be coordinated by Emerald City Ringers this spring. This event will be geared toward ensembles of all skill levels, and will feature a day of ringing under the direction of clinicians Brian Tervo and Colin Walker.

The event is scheduled for May 18-19, 2018 in Everett, convenient to handbell ensembles in the north end of Puget Sound, and just a short drive away from the Mukilteo ferry dock for groups coming from the Olympic Peninsula.

Email for more information. Registration open soon - $65/person for Handbell Musicians of America Members, $85/person for non-members.

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Big Sky Handbell Festival

Friday & Saturday, April 27-28
Hamilton High School, Hamilton, Montana
Clinician - Jason Wells

Registration materials available late January.

This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America.
18th International Handbell Symposium - 
Rogue Ringers International Handbell Choir
The 18th International Symposium will be held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia-gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical Rainforest.  The event is scheduled for August 6-11, 2018.  Expand your bell "family" and experience the universal language of music with ringers from around the world.  If you would like to be part of the 18th IHS contact Diane Barnes, co-director of the Rogue Ringers, to reserve a spot in the Rogue Ringers International Handbell Choir. For more information or to let her know you want to be part of the adventure drop a note to her at . Registration for the event has just opened up. Early Bird registration is $1100 AUD or $850 US.  

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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:
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Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Alaska Events 
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Idaho Events 

Sunday, December 10 - 4:00 pm, Southminster Bells presents their annual Christmas Concert. Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 W Overland, Boise. An offering will be taken.

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.

Friday & Saturday, February 2-3 - 4th Annual Snake River Handbell Conference with clinician Michael J. Glasgow, Central Elementary Gym, Nampa. See article above for details. Repertoire, Information, Registration Form.

Saturday, February 3 - 6:30 pm, Final Concert, Snake River Handbell Conference, Central Elementary Gym, 1415 6th Street S, Nampa.

Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24 - Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop with clinician Ron Mallory, First United Methodist Church, 1906 Broadview Drive, Lewiston. See article above for details. Repertoire, Information, Registration Form, Rehearsal Notes, Lodging.

Montana Events 


Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28 - Big Sky Handbell Festival, Hamilton High School, Hamilton. Clinician: Jason Wells. Repertoire, Schedule.

Oregon Events 

The Bells of Sunriver announces their Christmas concert schedule!
Sunday, December 3 - 4:00 pm, Bells and Bellows with Mark Oglesby, organist;  St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church,  2450 NE 27th Street,  Bend.
Saturday, December 16 - 3:00 pm, Bells and Bellows with Mark Oglesby, organist; Bells of Sunriver ensemble; Zion Lutheran Church, Redmond.
Sunday, December 17 - 3:00 pm, A Celebration of Christmas with Bells and Voices, Sunriver Christian Fellwship, Sunriver.

Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 pm.  Join Bells of the Cascades for our (early) winter concerts! Featuring holiday favorites, new arrangements and original compositions. University of Portland, Mago Hunt Recital Hall, 5000 N Willamette Blvd. Portland. Admission is just $10, with no one turned away for lack of funds. More information:

Sunday, December 17 - 1:30 pm. Westminster Concert Bells presents A Christmas Celebration; Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock Street, Portland. No charge for admission - an offering will be received.

Saturday, March 3 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. 2018 Youth Handbell Festival,  Murray Hills Christian Church,  15050 SW Weir Road, Beaverton. Clinicians: Ellie Hodder and Shayla Bailey. Flyer and Registration Form.

Saturday, March 3 - 5:00 pm. Closing Concert for the 2017 Youth Handbell Festival,  Murray Hills Christian Church,  15050 SW Weir Road, Beaverton.

Friday & Saturday, May 4 - 5 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland. See article above for details. Repertoire
Washington Events 

International Artists Carillon concerts featuring an oboe solo accompanied by the ensemble, a handbell solo, and a double choir piece with St. Luke's/Bridge Bell Choir. Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," "Two Guitars," and Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" are sprinkled throughout a delightful program of Christmas music. International Artists Carillon, the distinguished handbell ensemble of the South Sound, presents a concert that will please everyone. Come, bring family and friends, and enjoy the wonderful music with us.
Sunday, December 10 - 4:00 pm, St. Luke's Memorial Episcopal Church, 3615 N. Gove Street, Tacoma.  253.759-3534.

Saturday, December 9 - 4:00 pm, Emerald City Ringers presents Savior of the Nations, Come , at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1700 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton. This concert is suitable for all ages and will feature music on the full 7-1/2 octave set of handbells. Our program will feature music from the season, including Sandra Eithun's Savior of the Nations, Come; Don Allured's Sleepers, Wake; Jason Krug's Deck the Halls; and Joel Raney's The Little Drummer Boy - among others! We suggest a donation of $8 for students and seniors, $12 for adults, $5 for children, or $30 for the whole family.

Ring Noel is the theme of this holiday season's concert presented by Bells of the Desert, the Tri-Cities premier handbell ensemble. This concert features music that will surely put you in the Christmas spirit. Selections include a jazzy waltz rendition of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and classic favorite "Silent Night." Ringers from across the region will play over 100 bells and chimes in celebration of the season.
Saturday, December 9 - 7:00 pm. Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.  
Saturday, January 6 - 2:00 pm. Kennewick First United Methodist Church, 2 S Dayton St, Kennewick. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. 

Resonance Handbell Quartet invites you to join them for "A Resonance Christmas".  A resonating blend of faithful, fanciful, and new arrangements of Christmas music to celebrate the mystery and wonder of the Christmas season.
Sunday, December 10 - 7:00 pm  at LDS Church, 102 N 132nd St, Seattle - Free Admission.
Friday, December 15 - 7:00 pm at University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle - A free will offering will be collected.

Join the Rainier Ringers for our holiday concerts reminiscing through "Christmas Postcards." We'll browse through holiday music and customs from a wide variety of countries, and come back home for some new favorites, including a new arrangement of the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick." We hope to welcome you to our holiday concerts and to enrich your holiday season.
Friday, December 15 - 7;30 pm, Lacey Presbyterian Church, 3045 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey.
Sunday, December 17 - 4:00 pm, Little Church on the Prairie, 6310 Motor Avenue SW, Lakewood

Sunday, December 17 - 3:30 pm. Join Bells of the Cascades for our (early) winter concerts! Featuring holiday favorites, new arrangements and original compositions. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church , 16001 NE 34th Street, Vancouver. Admission is just $10, with no one turned away for lack of funds. More information:

Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24  - Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop with clinician Ron Mallory, First United Methodist Church, 1906 Broadview Drive, Lewiston, Idaho. See article above for details.  Repertoire Information Registration Form Rehearsal Notes Lodging .

Friday & Saturday, May 18 & 19 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival, Everett. Clinicians: Brian Tervo and Colin Walker. Music List. For additional information, contact Colin Walker.
Canada Events 
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     Please remember to send information for the January issue to me by December 22.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America