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Vol. 3, No. 7                                                                                        July 2012

In This Issue
Board of Directors
Nancy Hascall in Sunriver
Conference Worship Service
Choir Director - Tualatin
Choir Director - Tacoma
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Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
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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
   4408 SW Juneau
   Seattle, WA  98136
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 -Diane Hould
   142 3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474

Oregon Chair - Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR  97520

Washington Chair -
   Jennifer Vangolen
   4820 40th Ave SW Apt. B
   Seattle, WA  98116
Education Coordinator -
   Wendy McPhetres
   6073 Sycamore Ln
   Bremerton, WA  98311

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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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the August issue of the Campanologist is
July 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
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    It was great seeing so many of you at the Area 10 Conference in Tacoma. Wow! The musicality and technical excellent of Vivace was inspiring. I heard many people talking about what they were learning in the classes. William Payn and Shirley Lindberg brought the music to life as everyone rang. If you weren't able to attend, watch for information about the 2014 conference and start planning now to attend.

   Our newsletter comes out the beginning of every month. Some times there are more articles and happenings than other months. Please send information about any handbell concerts or events you are planning so it can be publicized here. We also want to reach as many people as possible who are involved with handbells in Area 10, so please forward this newsletter to other directors and ringers  you know, encouraging them to subscribe.

   Has your email address changed? It is very easy to update it for our newsletter. At the very bottom, there is a link to "update profile/email address." Simply click it and make the changes.    

 Phyllis Tincher

Campanologist Editor

Nancy Hascall in Sunriver, Oregon on September 29 

     Nancy Hascall will lead a workshop on Musicality for the Handbell Choir, focusing on what musicality is and how you achieve it for your choir. It will also include how weaving, four-in-hand, and other techniques can help you in your choir ringing. Husband Glen will teach bass bell ringing. Time will also be given for your choir, ensemble or soloist to have a private coaching session with Nancy. Homestays with ringers are available on a first-come basis. Sunriver is a great place to bring the family and friends and enjoy the outdoors as well. For further information, contact Barbara Brocker at or 541-593-7396.

Conference Worship Service Links

     Several people at the conference worship service expressed an interest in the short skit and devotional that was used. Here are links to them:


"One" - reader's theatre by Dan McGowan, This will take you to a description and opportunity to download a sample pdf.


Thoughts on unity: Fred Barthel, Peacemaker Ministries, There are many articles and blogs on unity at this site.


     Diane Hould, Montana Chair, put together the worship service. If you have questions about any part, please contact her at


Handbell Choir Director Needed - Tualatin, Oregon
       Tualatin Presbyterian Church is seeking a handbell choir director. This is a paid position. The choir rehearses approximately 10 months of the year and plays once a month in worship Sept-June as well as Christmas Eve, Easter and other occasions to be agreed upon with the Director of Music. They currently own 5 octaves of chimes and 4.5 octaves of bells with access to the remaining 1/2 octave to complete the 5-octave set. Currently they are playing with 11 ringers, varying from advanced to beginner in skill level. For more information, please contact Pastor Ken Evers-Hood at (503)692-4160.
Wanted: Handbell Choir Director! - Tacoma, WA


Rainier Ringers (, a non-profit Tacoma area community handbell choir, is in need of a director since ours is retiring. This is an unpaid position. The Rainier Ringers is a five octave "Copper" choir. Rehearsals are held once a week with the exception of an extended summer break. Each year we perform a Christmas season concert series and a spring concert series in various public and private venues. This year's spring series was "At the Movies - Rated B for Bells." We need a director interested in playing an active and energetic role in helping us mature and put on entertaining and educational concerts. Director interviews and tryouts are August 18 at 10 am at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 101 East 38th St., Tacoma. For questions, call Tim Aldrich (business manager) at 206-304-3498 or email us at

Washington Ringers - Keep informed through Facebook!
     Attention ringers in Washington state! Check out the new Facebook page for the Washington chapter of Area 10 (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska) of the Handbell Musicians of America - be sure to "Like" us and learn about ringing opportunities and upcoming events in Washington! Go to today!
Thank you!!! 

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Alaska Events 
Your concert/event could be listed here! 
Idaho Events 


Sunday, July 8 - 7:00 pm, First United Methodist Church, 2717 12th Avenue Road, Nampa. Ring Praise Music Ministry Summer Tour Kick-Off Concert. Freewill offering will be taken. See the entire schedule at


Tuesday, July 10 - 7:00 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, 237 N Water Street, Idaho Falls. Ring Praise Music Ministry concert with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist and Sean Rogers, pianist. Freewill offering will be taken.

Montana Events 
Wednesday, July 11- 7:00 pm, First Church of the Nazarene, 805 Alderson Ave, Billings. Ring Praise Music Ministry concert with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist and Sean Rogers, pianist. Freewill offering will be taken.   
Oregon Events 


Saturday, September 29 - Workshop on Musicality for the Handbell Choir with Nancy Hascall, Sunriver. See article above. Contact Barbara Brocker at or 541-593-7396. 

Washington Events 


Thursday, September 27 - 12:15-1:00 pm. Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. Music of British composers. Sherman Clay, 1624 Fourth Avenue, Seattle. Free.


Thursday, October 4 - noon - 1:00 pm. Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. Music of British composers, including Purcell, Howells, Elgar, and Vaughan Williams. Seattle Art Museum Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle. In conjunction with the exhibit "Going for Gold."  Free admission to museum and concert.


Saturday, October 13 - Introduction to Handbells taught by Nancy Kirkner. St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Shoreline.  In the morning (9:30 am-noon), learn about handbells as an instrument, ringing, and damping. In the afternoon (1:00-4:00 pm), learn about handbell-specific techniques and notation. The hands-on workshop is open to all adults; no prior experience is required. Teens may attend with permission of the instructor. Cost for the workshop is $20 for a half day or $35 for the full day. Pre-registration is required by October 8th. Email Nancy for a registration form or more information:


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