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Vol. 2, No. 1January 2011
In This Issue
Board of Directors
Distinctly Bronze West
Youth Festival
Big Sky Festival
Siskiyou Summit
The Desert Ring
Combined Seattle Choir
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Board of Directors

Chair - Dennis Dell
   3915 15th Ave S
   Great Falls, MT  59405

Chair Elect
- Brian Tervo
   15504 NE 52nd St
   Redmond, WA  98052

Secretary - Angie Barbosa
   1715 S Linda Vista Ave
   Boise, ID  83709

Treasurer - Cindy McAfee
   2350 Larch Camp Rd
   Missoula, MT  59803

Past Chair - Scott Barker
   2514 166th Ave SE
   Bellevue, WA  98008

Alaska Chair - Paula Johnson
   20246 McKinley View Ave
   Chugiak, AK  99567
   (907) 688-9716
Idaho Chair - Barbara Mix
   1729 Dora Dr S
   Twin Falls, ID  83301

Montana Chair -

Oregon Chair - Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR  97520

Washington Chair -
   Wendy McPhetres
   6073 Sycamore Ln
   Bremerton, WA  98311

Education Coordinator -

Youth Coordinator -
Membership Chair -
   Shosh Meyer
   10390 SW Canyon Rd
   Beaverton, OR  97005

Campanologist Editor -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686

Web Master - Jim Dahlgran
   1440 Qattara
   Idaho Falls, ID  83404

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     Remember links to back issues of our newsletter are on our website, Please continue to forward it to other ringers and directors who would be interested in what is happening in Area 10. Also stay in touch nationally with AGEHR's E-Notes and ringER-notes by going to, Music & Resources, E-Newsletters.
Phyllis Tincher
Campanologist Editor
Distinctly Bronze West! 
DB West 2011

February 24-27

Bremerton, Washington

Rehearsals & Concert:

Kitsap Conference Center


Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites


Additional information & registration at

Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival
Friday & Saturday
 March 25-26, 2011
Pine Lake Covenant Church
Sammamish, WA
Kath Wissinger, clinician

2011 Big Sky Festival - Missoula, Montana
Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30
Sentinel High School
Missoula, MT
Guest Clinician - Arnold Sherman
 For additional information:  Cindy McAfee,, 406-552-2017 (c), 406-549-8171 (h)
 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland, Oregon
 May 6-7, 2011
"Plays Well with Others"
Guest Clinician:
Michael Glasgow


     Contact Diane Barnes at for more information.  

PDF file of the Music List 
Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival - 2011

Debbie RiceSaturday, May 21, 2011

Green River Community College
Auburn, WA

Clinician: Debbie Rice
Cost: $40, includes lunch

Click on the links below for pdf files of the registration form and music list. 
 More information on area website, or email
Wendy McPhetres at

The Desert Ring    

     Bells of the Sound and the Desert Bells are teaming up to execute The Desert Ring in Richland, WA, on Saturday, May 14. This year, handbell choirs will choose to be in Tins or Coppers as well as perform in a mass ring, directed by Bells of the Sound's director, Shirley Lindberg. This is a great opportunity for ringers in Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Northeast Oregon to come together for some great ringing and learn more skills in classes given by capable instructors! We look forward to a 2nd successful Desert Ring!


PDF file of the Registration Form

PDF file of the Music List

Combined Seattle choir getting ready for Ashland    

     Handbell training in North Seattle - A combined choir from Seattle will attend the Siskiyou Summit in Ashland in May. We will rehearse Wednesday nights starting January 5 through May 4, 7:00-8:30 pm at a church in Laurelhurst. A few openings are available for ringers and subs. We especially welcome ringers who want extra practice of level 3 music and training in handbell techniques, whether or not attending the conference. For more information, contact Nancy Kirkner at


Idaho Events


Thursday, February 17 - Saturday, February 19 - Cool Ringings for 5th-8th graders at Gem State Academy in Caldwell. For additional information, contact Ben Purvis at


Saturday, March 5 - Boise Bell Bash, 9:00 am at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 3430 N Maple Grove Road, Boise.

Montana Events


Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30 - Big Sky Handbell Festival, Sentinel High School, Missoula. Guest clinician - Arnold Sherman. For additional information, contact Cindy McAfee,, 406-552-2017 (c), 406-549-8171 (h).

Oregon Events


Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland. Guest clinician - Michael Glasgow. For additional information, contact Diane Barnes, See article above for music list.

Washington Events

Friday, January 7 - 1:00 pm, Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano; Katie Hochman, soprano; and Jessica Stevens, piano. Plestcheeff Auditorium, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle. Music of French Romantic composers, in conjunction with the Picasso exhibit. Free.


Sunday, January 9 - Emerald City Ringers™ is hosting an open house for interested ringers from 2:30-5:00pm at the Daniels Recital Hall at the corner of 5th and Marion in downtown Seattle. ECR can accept up to 25 ringers in a two-choir format and rehearses every Sunday afternoon. If you can ring level 3-4 music (copper), you are welcome to come and join without audition. Contact Colin Walker, new member coordinator, at for more information or to RSVP.


Wednesday, February 9 - 12:10 pm, Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano; Amelia Stagno, soprano; and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano. Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle. Free.


Thursday, February 24 - Sunday, February 27 - Distinctly Bronze West, Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton. See above article for additional information or go to


Saturday, February 26 - 7:00 pm, Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. Christ Episcopal Church, 4548 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle. Admission by donation. 


Saturday, March 5 - 2:00 pm, Concvert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. Auditorium, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Street, Seattle. Free.

Friday & Saturday, March 25-26 - Youth Festival at Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish (near Issaquah) with guest clinician Kath Wissinger. Click here for a flyer.

Saturday, May 14 - "The Desert Ring" in Richland. See article above for registration information and music list.


Saturday, May 21 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference. See article above for registration information and music list.

     I am always open to feedback on this newsletter. Please start publicizing spring concerts by sending me information by January 20.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10 AGEHR