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Vol. 6, No. 2                                                                           February 2015

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Article Headline
Snake River Conference
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Greater Puget Sound
Bell Trees Workshop
Youth Festival
Big Sky Conference
International Symposium
National Office Contacts
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Canada Events
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Chair - Diane Barnes

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Chair Elect - Diane Hould
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Secretary - Cyndy Patterson
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   Central Point, OR  97502
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Past Chair - Brian Tervo
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Montana Chair -Tomi Kent
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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the March issue of the Campanologist is
February 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
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     I am very excited about the FIRST Snake River Handbell Conference coming up February 6-7 with Jason Krug as clinician. If you are in the greater Boise area and are not attending, you are going to miss a great time. Please try to come for the concert on Saturday, February 7, 7:00 pm at Central Elementary Gym in Nampa. The gym is on the NW corner of 15th Avenue South and 6th Street South.


     There are many other exciting opportunities this spring to get together with fellow handbell musicians. Check out Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference in Ashland, Oregon; Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference in Auburn, Washington; Bell Trees in Worship and Concert Workshop in Portland, Oregon; Youth Handbell Festival in Bellevue, Washington; and Big Sky Handbell Conference in Helena, Montana. Information and registration forms can be found in the articles below about each conference.


     Please forward this 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 ...


     Happy Groundhog Day! I just participated in an advanced ringing event in California, Redding Bronze, on January 31st and will be participating in Distinctly Bronze February 26-March 1st in Portland, OR. Since the New Year I have been learning my positions for each of these events. I love working up my parts in these challenging pieces-they stretch me and allow me to hone my skills making me a better handbell musician, with the culmination of the hard work being the experience of ringing with 100 other advanced ringers making beautiful music on handbells under a skilled director. All this makes me a better director and teacher to the handbell musicians in the choirs I direct or people I ring with as I am better able to share "tricks" I have worked out to help me with the tricky passages.


     The Distinctly Bronze ringing experience is great but not everyone is a Bronze Level Ringer-the majority of the membership of Handbell Musicians of America being Coppers Ringers. So for those ringers not quite bronze level yet Area 10 is sponsoring a coppers ringing Event this coming October 23-25-modeled on Distinctly Bronze-"Coppers' Classic." This event will allow individual ringers the chance to learn music not usually encountered in a church bell choir, experience the working out of a "part" on their own, culminating with coming together with the other ringers to make beautiful music under a fine conductor-Ellie Hodder. The repertoire will be coppers level music chosen so the participants may find some of the pieces stretch their skills allowing them to evolve as a ringer. Watch for details on the website and in upcoming Campanologists. 

Diane Barnes
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2015 Snake River Handbell Conference



February 6-7, 2015

Central Gym

1415 5th Street South

Nampa, Idaho

Guest Clinician: Jason Krug


     It's this week! You can still sign up - the registration form is below.


The closing concert is Saturday, February 7, at 7:00 pm. If you have friends or relatives in the Nampa/Boise area, please share with them about the concert and encourage them to attend.


     For additional information, contact Phyllis Tincher, or 208-989-2811.


Conference Information

 Registration Form 

Music Repertoire

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.

2015 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference



May 1-2, 2015

Ashland Oregon

Guest Clinician: Larry Sue

"Water Music"


      Larry will conduct the Massed Ringing and both The Siskiyous and Cascades groups. Ellie Hodder will once again conduct the Bronze Conference Choir. Bronze Conference Choir is by application; rehearsals will begin Friday afternoon at 4pm.   


     Registration for the event will be $65/person if registered by March 1st, after March 1st registration will be $75/person. Registration materials will be available beginning January 1st, space is limited so register early. If you wish to receive your registration materials electronically please contact Diane Barnes at with your e-mail contact information.


 Music Repertoire 


2015 Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference


May 15 & 16, 2015
Green River Community College
Auburn, Washington

Clinician: Michael Glasgow




     Registration is now open! The 2015 Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference will be held May 15-16, 2015 at Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington. We are excited to welcome Michael Glasgow as our primary clinician - he brings energy and musicality to the podium and is a treat for ringers to work with!  The event will start Friday evening with rehearsal for the Rainier Choir, a Bronze-level conference choir requiring a separate application. Saturday will be filled with division and massed rehearsals, classes, and vendor shopping opportunities, and will end with our final concert showcasing all our hard work.


     The Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference is open to full choirs, partial choirs and individuals. If you don't have a full choir - or don't have a choir at all - you can still participate. We can place individual ringers in choirs with openings.  We also invite your ensemble or choir to perform in the Final Concert on Saturday. This is a great opportunity to showcase your group and perform in front of the best audience you could ever hope for - your fellow handbell ringers!


     If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Micki Mennet-Martin at


 Registration Packet 

Music Repertoire  

Rehearsal Notes

Rainier Choir Rehearsal Notes


This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America. 

Bell Trees in Worship and Concert


Creativity with Bell Trees - Whitechapels included! 


     A Bell Tree workshop on Saturday, March 7 in Portland, Oregon will center on creative ways we can use bell trees in worship and in concert. The clinician, Barbara Brocker, has extensive experience teaching and performing at national and international events with the bell tree "keyboard." However, the experience she brings to this workshop is based more on the years she has used bell trees in various settings.


     Barbara will teach the basics of bell tree ringing - including set-up, malleting techniques and music selection - and will discuss some of the many ways she has incorporated bells trees in her performances. There will also be an opportunity for participants to share their ideas of what has worked well for them.


      A special feature of this workshop is the addition of Whitechapel bells to the bell tree world. Anne Stevenson and Peery Products have designed a bell tree clip that allows the stiff-handled Whitechapel bells to be strung into a bell tree.


     The 10:00am - 3:00pm workshop will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock Street, in Portland and the cost is $25. Additional details can be found on the registration form below. You can also email Anne Stevenson, bell director at Westminster, if you have questions:


Registration Form 

This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America.


Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival


Ron Mallory


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Westminster Chapel

Bellevue, WA

Guest Clinician: Ron Mallory



     Calling all youth: Join the Emerald City Ringers on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue for a day of ringing and learning with clinician Ron Mallory.  The registration form says early bird deadline is February 1, but it is extended to February 7 if you mention you saw this announcement in the Campanologist.

     Contact Colin Walker,, for more information.

Music Repertoire

Registration Form

This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America.

2015 Big Sky Handbell Conference



  April 24 & 25, 2015

Carroll College

1601 N Benton Ave

Helena, MT


Clinician: Lee Afdahl


  Music Repertoire 

Rehearsal Notes 

(There are score corrections included in the notes.)



This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America. 

17th International Handbell Symposium

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Alaska Events 


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Idaho Events 


Friday & Saturday, February 6 & 7 - Snake River Handbell Conference, Jason Krug, clinician. Central Gym, Nampa. See article above for additional information.

Saturday, February 7 - 7:00 pm, Snake River Handbell Conference Concert, Central Gym, 1415 5th Street South, Nampa. 


Saturday, March 28 - 7:00 pm, Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist, in concert at Community Presbyterian Church, 5391 E. Main Street, King Hill.

Montana Events 
Ring Praise Music Ministry (Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist) concerts (freewill offering at each):
Tuesday, April 21 - 7:00 pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 603 S Main Street, Kalispell.
Wednesday, April 22 - 7:00 pm, Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church, 3292 Hwy 83 North, Seeley Lake.
Thursday, April 23 - 7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 235 S 5th Street W, Missoula.
Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25 - 2015 Big Sky Handbell Conference, Carroll College, 1601 N Benton Ave, Helena. See article above for additional information.
Oregon Events 


Thursday, February 26 - Sunday, March 1 - Distinctly Bronze at the Hilton Portland with Dr. William Payn.


Sunday, March 1 - 4:00 pm, Distinctly Bronze Final Concert at the Hilton Portland, 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland. Dr. William Payn will be conducting.


Saturday, March 7 - Bell Trees in Worship and Concert workshop with Barbara Brocker, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock Street, Portland. See article above or contact Anne Stevenson, 


Friday & Saturday, May 1 & 2 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Larry Sue, clinician, Ashland. See article above for additional information.  

Washington Events 


Saturday, March 21 -  Emerald City Ringers presents the 2015 Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival. Join clinician Ron Mallory and youth handbell choirs from around the Northwest at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue.  See the article above. Contact Colin Walker,, for more information.


Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference, Michael Glasgow, clinician. Green River Community College, Auburn. See article above for additional information. 

Canada Events 

July 26-30, 2016 - International Handbell Symposium, Vancouver. See article above or visit website

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