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Vol. 3, No. 2                                                                             February 2012

In This Issue
2012 Area 10 Conference
Youth Handbell Festival
Techniques Workshop
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
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 Area 10 Conference June 22-24

    All the information as well as registration forms are out for the 2012 Area 10 Conference at the Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA. Links to everything are in the article below as well as on our website, Under the batons of William Payn and Shirley Lindberg, you will take the music to new heights of musicality.  

     There is also a pre-conference Director's Seminar with William Payn on Friday, June 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to refine your skills. 

     If you are unable to open any of the forms, please email me and I will gladly send them to you as attachments or, if you prefer, snail mail them to you. 

     Have a youth choir or a few youth in your choir? The Youth Handbell Festival on Saturday, March 24, and Techniques Worskshop on Friday evening, March 23, are perfect ways to network and enjoy ringing with many other youth in Area 10. See the article below and contact Ellie Hodder with any questions.  

     Please help spread the word about the conference, pre-conference Directors' Seminar, Youth Festival and other Area 10 events. Forward this newsletter to other directors you know. Also encourage your ringers to subscribe to the newsletter.    

 Phyllis Tincher

Campanologist Editor

2012 Area 10 Handbell Conference 
June 22-24, 2012
Tacoma Convention Center
Tacoma Convention Center
Tacoma Convention Center
Tacoma, Washington
Guest clinician:
William Payn
Concert by Vivace from Puerto Rico
on Saturday night
Cost: $180 (before April 1)
Lodging on your own
Pre-conference Directors' Seminar
with William Payn
Friday, June 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$60 (before April 1)
(Click each line to open a pdf file of the form)
Conference Information (please read first!)
Pacific NW Youth Handbell Festival 2012

Michele SharikMarch 24, 2012

Theme: "Around the World"
New: Teen Challenge Choir!
Mich�le Sharik, guest clinician
First Unitarian Church, Portland

Dear Director,

     I hope you have had a wonderful holiday and restful break. 

     It pleases me to tell you that we have succeeded in making the Pacific NW Youth Handbell Festival an annual event. This year, it will take place in Portland on March 24th at First Unitarian Church. Our clinician is Mich�le Sharik, one of the "go to" ringers in developing handbell technique. 

     This year, too, there are two special events within the festival. First, we are going to try out a Teen Challenge choir that will have the opportunity to work together on a tough piece for the evening concert. Second, there will be a dedicated techniques workshop on Friday evening with Mich�le that is open to both youth and adults. 

     Developing youth ensembles and helping each other sustain young ringers' interest is a number one goal of the guild. Regular ringing events are a key element in helping us achieve this goal. Please do consider bringing your ringers to this event. 

     DON'T HAVE A FULL CHOIR? No problem. This is often the case and I am happy to help bring choirs together so our kids can experience large choir ringing. 

     HAVE A FEW KIDS LOOKING FOR A CHOIR TO PRACTICE WITH? Please let me know and I will do everything I can to help you network with directors in your area so all our kids may participate. 

     QUESTIONS? Please do jet me an email or give me a call/txt. 

     I look forward to greeting you at the Pacific NW Youth Handbell Festival. 


Ellie Hodder

* Handbell Musicians of America, Area 10 District Leader 

    for Greater Portland

* Director of Handbells, First Unitarian Church

* Artistic Director, Pacific Ringers 

   Portland, Oregon

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  Music List & Registration Form 

Techniques Workshop 

handbellsFriday, March 23, 2012

 7:00 - 9:00 pm

 Mich�le Sharik, guest clinician

 First Unitarian Church, Portland, OR

 Buchanan Reception Rooms, Eliot Center

 (enter SW 13th & Salmon)

additional information & registration form 

Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference 

Michele Sharik May 4-5, 2012

Ashland Middle School

Ashland, Oregon


Movement and Musicality

Guest clinician:  Mich�le Sharik


        Registration materials will be sent out in early January. If you have any questions or would like registration materials sent electronically please contact Diane Barnes at


Repertoire List


Alaska Events 
Your concert/event could be listed here! 
Idaho Events 
Saturday, March 3 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Boise Bell Bash, King of Glory Lutheran Church, Boise. Contact Angie Barbosa, 208-409-9664 or
Montana Events 

 Friday & Saturday, April 27-28, 2012 - Big Sky Handbell Festival "Magic Fest." For information, contact Julie Draeger,

Oregon Events 

Friday, March 23, 2012 - Techniques Workshop with Michele Sharik, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, First Unitarian Church, Portland. Additional information or email Ellie Hodder


Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Pacific NW Youth Handbell Festival with Michele Sharik, guest clinician, First Unitarian Church, Portland. Additional information or email Ellie Hodder at


Friday & Saturday, May 4-5, 2012 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland Middle School, Ashland. Guest clinician: Mich�le Sharik. Repertoire list. For additional information, email Diane Barnes,

Washington Events 

 Saturday, February 4 - 2:00 pm. Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. Music of British composers, including Purcell, Howells, Elgar, and Vaughan Williams. Frye Art Museum auditorium, 704 Terry Street, Seattle. Free.


Sunday, February 26 - 4:00pm, Distinctly Bronze West Concert at Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton.


Wednesday, April 11 - Noon. Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. Music of British composers, including Purcell, Howells, Elgar, and Vaughan Williams. Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle. Free. Bring your lunch.


Sunday, May 13 - 4 pm. Mother's Day concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. First United Methodist Church, 941 Washington Street, Wenatchee. Suggested donation $10/adult, $8/senior/student, children free (8 and under), or pay as able. Followed by a delicious freshly-cooked dinner with a suggested donation of $3/person.


Friday, June 22 - Directors' Seminar with William Payn, Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma.


Friday - Sunday, June 22-24 - Area 10 Conference, Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma. William Payn and Shirley Lindberg, clinicians. See the article above for all the forms and information.

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