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Vol. 10, No. 3                                                                                       February 2019

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Area 10 Conference
Inland Northwest Workshop
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Greater Puget Sound Conference
National Seminar
BCGEHR Int. Reg. Workshop
Vancouver Island Regional Workshop
Big Sky Festival
Oregon Welcome Choir
Area 10 Facebook
British Columbia Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
National Office Contacts

July 16-20
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Board of Directors

Chair - Glen Hascall
   5 Westridge Dr
   Lake Oswego, OR  97034
Chair Elect - Barb Silvey
Secretary - Wendy Goodheart
   1422 Lynn Avenue #8
   Billings, MT 59102
Treasurer - Kylie Johnson
Past Chair - Diane Hould
   142  3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474
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 - Sharon Peterson
   6426 Marias St.
   Missoula, MT  59803
Oregon Chair - Shelley Giaier
Washington Chair - open
Event Coordinator - 
   Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR  97520
Education/Youth Coordinator
Membership Chair
   Ellie Hodder
Communications Chair -
  Joann Wallenburn

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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 Joann Wallenburn at 

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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Election Results are in and the winner is (drum roll please)...

All of us!!!!  We are so fortunate to have 4 highly qualified candidates who were willing to serve on the Board for the next 4 and 6 years. And let's give a big Thank You to out-going Treasurer, Brian Parrott for his 4 years of service.  Thank you, Brian.

For the actual results, please read Glen's article Notes From The Chair.  

I have managed to learn my way around the website development platform enough to sketch out a website design that has been shared with the Board.  The new website should go live within the next couple weeks.  I'm including a page for ensembles.  If you would like to have your ensemble listed on our website, please send me information about your ensemble and contact information.  If you have a website, we can provide a link to your website.  I would love to get lots of current photos of you, your ensembles, your logos, etc. to add spice and color to the website.  Please send them to my webmaster address.

Please feel free to contact me with suggestions for both the website and this newsletter.  Contact information for all of the Area 10 Board are in the left sidebar of this newsletter.  If you need information that was on the website, also contact me.  I do have all the content of the old website that I can search for the information you want.  Hopefully this will be a short and not too painful transition.

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

Joann Wallenburn, Communications Chair
ChairNotesNotes from the Chair


The ballots have been returned, counted and attested... and the Executive Committee of the Area 10 Board is again complete. Joining Diane Hould (Past Chair), myself (Chair) and Wendy Goodheart (Secretary) are Barb Silvey (Chair Elect) and Kylie Johnson (Treasurer). Barb is a retired Spokane High School teacher and has rung bells and participated in local, Area and National bell events since the early 1990s. Her bio is HERE. Kylie is the director of a church music program in Vancouver, WA and an active member of Bells of the Cascades. She regularly attends the National Seminar and Distinctly Bronze. Her bio is HERE. On behalf of the Area 10 Board, I wish to welcome our two new officers aboard and we look forward to working with them.

And... a hearty Thank You to the two candidates (John Sparkman and Janice Brown) who filled out our ballot, both highly qualified individuals. Hope to see you both around the Area! 

NOW if we could only fill the appointive position of Washington State Chair so those of you in Washington would have representation on the Board. If you might be interested, let me know and I'll send you the Job Description.

Our Campanologist Editor, Joann Wallenburn, did an excellent job with a Supplemental edition of our publication a few weeks ago promoting the handbell events happening this spring. There is something for everyone in almost every area with nationally known Clinicians, classes, massed ringing and general "comradery". I hope you are planning on attending at least one of these events, as a choir, an orphan or with friends. I am planning to be at a number of them.

Until next edition,
Glen Hascall
Chair, Area 10
Area 10 Conference -- June 28-30, 2019
Area 10 Conference
June 28-30, 2019

Registration is now open
Everett Community Colleg e
Everett, Washington
Sondra Tucker will be our Conductor for the Massed Ringing and the Bronze Conference Choir (BCC). Participation in the Bronze Conference Choir is by application-contact Diane Barnes  for more information and an application.

Area 10's Matthew Compton will be the Conductor for the TINS and COPPERS divisions. 

Staying in local housing will NOT be required-so if you are local we invite you to commute. 

Classes and Bronze Conference Choir rehearsals begin Friday afternoon, with Division Ringing, classes and Bronze Conference Choir rehearsals on Saturday with Massed ringing and a closing concert on Sunday. 

The Seattle Handbell Orchestra will be performing on Friday, June 28 th .  The SHO is comprised of The Emerald City Ringers, Bells of the Sound and The Rainier Ringers. Each of these ensembles will also perform a piece on their own.

The registration fee for the conference will be $190/ringer.  
Registration Details and the Bronze Conference Choir application will be on the new Area 10 website soon. 

If you have any questions contact Diane Barnes at  
[email protected] 

Tins and Coppers Director         Bronze & Massed Ringing Director
Matthew Compton                                                  Sondra Tucker

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop
Friday & Saturday,
March 22 & 23

Simpson United Methodist Church
325 NE Maple St.
Pullman, WA

Clinician: Matthew Compton

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference
Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference
May 3-4, 2019
Ashland Middle School


Ashland, Oregon

Registration is now open

Our Guest conductor this year is Barbara Meinke with Ellie Hodder conducting the Bronze Conference Choir track. Barbara Meinke holds a BA in Music from Cal State Fullerton and is celebrating 25 years directing handbell and choral music at Hope Lutheran Church in Temecula, CA. A conductor and teacher in her heart and soul, Barbara has taught classes and inspired massed ringers at past National Seminars and events all over the United States and in Germany. She is in demand as a substitute teacher and enjoys cooking and entertaining, crafting, and traveling. Barbara brings enthusiasm, energy and superb musicianship to the classroom and podium.

Participation in the Bronze Conference Choir is by application. The rehearsals for BCC begin on Friday afternoon at 4pm. Massed Ringing rehearsals begin at 7pm followed by a show case concert.

The theme for 2019 is "Soundscapes"-  Repertoire 

Registration for the event will be $70/person if registered by March 1st, after March 1st registration will be $75/person. Registrations will be accepted beginning January 1st, space is limited. Orphans welcome! For registration materials click here.

Workshops this year will focus on ringing techniques-handbells and choir chimes, that optimize the quality of the sound produced by the handbells. Linda Duffendack Oxley and Beth Mays will join the teaching staff this May. They bring years of handbell experience from both sides of the podium to Siskiyou Summit ready to share that experience with others to help you grow your ringing skills set.

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival
Registration is now open

Saturday, May 18
Olympia, Washington
Clinician: Shirley Lindberg
Mark your calendars! The 2019 Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival will be coordinated by Bells of the Sound this spring. This event will be geared toward ensembles of all skill levels, and will feature a day of ringing under the direction of clinician Shirley Lindberg.
The event will be held on May 18, 2019 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Olympia, Washington. The  cost will be $45/person for Handbell Musicians of America Members and $65/person for non-members.
Email [email protected] for more information. 

  This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
National Seminar 2019
Meet Us in St. Louis

July 16-20

Check out the information on the National Seminar webpage.  There are 20 hours of instruction and 8 concerts, plus lots more, packed into a mere 4 days.
BCGEHR Interior Regional Workshop & AGM

Saturday, March 2, 2019 
 Vernon, BC

Clinician: Nancy Kirkner of Seattle, WA

                   Registration Form

Contact Sandra at  [email protected] for information.
BCGEHR Vancouver Island Regional Workshop
Saturday, March 23
Nanaimo, BC

Cara Beirnes                                       Anne Hill
Contact Cara at [email protected] for information.
Big Sky Handbell Festival
Friday & Saturday, 
April 26 & 27
Billings, MT

Clinician:  Matthew Compton

The Oregon Welcome Choir
Events are really a great experience for everyone who takes a risk and signs up. BUT, if you're the only one you know who's going it can feel daunting and lonely. We have a solution! Ring with us!!
The Northwest Oregon Event Choir will register as coppers for Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference (May 3-4, 2019 in Ashland, Oregon) and for the Area 10 Conference, June 28-30, 2019 in Everett, Washington. 
What we will do for you:
  • We will hold a couple practices in the Portland area
  • We will welcome you with open arms
  • We will do our best to answer your questions 
What you need to do:
  • Contact Ellie Hodder for a "Join in, It's Fun" registration form where you'll get your assignment
  • Register and pay for the event as "Oregon Welcome Choir"
  • Purchase your own music
  • Practice independently and come to group practices when you are able
  • Bring your great "I love handbells" personality to the group 
All welcome whether or not you are an Oregonian or even a member of Area 10. Come. Want you!
Contact: Ellie Hodder, [email protected]

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 Joann Wallenburn at [email protected]. A picture for the event can also be added.

British Columbia Events 

Saturday, March 2, 2019 BCGEHR Interior Regional Workshop & AGM, Vernon Christian Fellowship, 4507 - 29 Street, Vernon.  Clinician:  Nancy Kirkner of Seattle, WA.  Contact Sandra at  [email protected]   for registration information.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - BCGEHR Vancouver Island Regional Workshop, First Baptist Church, 1615 Waddington Road, Nanaimo. C linicians: Anne Hill of Victoria and Cara Beirnes of Nanaimo.   Contact Cara at  [email protected]  for registration information.
Montana Events 

Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27 - Big Sky Handbell Festival, Billings. Repertoire .
Oregon Events 

Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland Middle School, Ashland. Clinician: Barbara Meinke with Ellie Hodder directing the BCC. Repertoire
Washington Events 

Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23 -  Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop, Simpson United Methodist Church, 325 NE Maple St, Pullman. Clinician: Matthew Compton. Information , Repertoire , Registration , Lodging .

Saturday, May 18 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Olympia. Clinician: Shirley Lindberg. Repertoire  Registration See article above for additional information.

Friday - Sunday, June 28-30, 2019 - Area 10 Conference, Everett Community College, Everett, with Sondra Tucker and Matthew Compton. Repertoire. Registration Packet. See article above.
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 
Please remember to send information for the March 2019 issue to me by February 22.
Happy Ringing,
Joann Wallenburn
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America