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Vol. 3, No. 3                                                                                 March 2012

In This Issue
2012 Area 10 Conference
Big Sky Festival
Youth Handbell Festival
Techniques Workshop
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Youth Directors Survey
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
   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 -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

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   1440 Qattara
   Idaho Falls, ID  83404

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 Area 10 Conference June 22-24

    Registrations have been steadily coming in. Please remember that April 1 is the last date for the lower rate of $180. Then it goes up to $200. Also, for those who sent in a deposit, the balance due must be postmarked by April 1 or the higher $200 rate will apply.

     All the information as well as registration forms are in the links 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 Directors' Seminar with William Payn on Friday, June 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to refine your skills. The last date for the early rate of $60 is April 1. 

     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. 

    Please remember the Youth Handbell Festival on Saturday, March 24, and Techniques Worskshop on Friday evening, March 23. These 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
Check in Friday afternoon
Vivace Concert is Saturday, 8:00 pm
Final Concert is Sunday afternoon
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!)
MagicFest 2012! - Big Sky Handbell Festival 

T WaughFriday & Saturday,

April 27 - 28

Rocky Mountain College -

Fortin Center

 1511 Poly Drive

Billings, MT

Tim Waugh, guest clinician



Registration Form

Lodging Information

Music List

Rehearsal Guide

Directions to Rocky Mountain College

Map of Rocky Mountain College 

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,

      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

503-292-6929 wk/mssg

503-730-9311 cell/txt  



  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


        If you have any questions or would like registration materials sent electronically please contact Diane Barnes at


Repertoire List


Youth Choir Directors Survey 

     Handbell directors working with children and youth in churches, could you please take 10 minutes and complete a survey? Results will be reflected in my final paper, required for the Master of Church Music degree at Concordia University Wisconsin. For survey results or clarifications, contact me (; 515.490.9408). The survey results will give us a current snapshot of the state of children's and youth handbell choirs in churches.

     The survey is divided into three areas: church statistics and background, children's and youth handbell choirs, and background of the survey respondent. I will make the results available later this spring or early this summer.

     To access the survey, please go to the following link (by March 31):


Beth Ann Edwards

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Des Moines, Iowa


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
Friday, April 13 - 7:00 pm, Ring Praise Music Ministry Concert (Phyllis Tincher, handbells and Sean Rogers, piano) at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 3430 N Maple Grove Road, Boise.
Montana Events 

 Friday & Saturday, April 27-28 - Big Sky Handbell Festival "Magic Fest 2012!" See the article above for information and registration. For additional information, contact Julie Draeger,

Oregon Events 

Ring Praise Music Ministry (Phyllis Tincher, handbells and Sean Rogers, piano) Eastern Oregon concerts:

Wednesday, March 14 - 12:30 pm, Pine Eagle High School gym, 375 N Main Street, Halfway.

Wednesday, March 14 - 7:00 pm, Pine Valley Presbyterian Church, Church and Gover, Halfway.

Thursday, March 15 - 7:00 pm, Lostine Presbyterian Church, 134 Highway 82, Lostine.

 Friday, March 16 - 7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 1308 Washington, LaGrande.


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



Saturday, March 24 - 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 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland Middle School, Ashland. Guest clinician: Mich�le Sharik. Repertoire list. For additional information, email Diane Barnes,



Washington Events 
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.


 Saturday, May 12 - 7:00 pm. 2012 Columbia River Celebration of Bells Concert. Featuring handbell soloist Nancy Kirkner (with pianist Janet Anderson), Marlin Ringers, Ambassadors of Ephrata, and Agape Bell Ringers of FUMC Wenatchee. Performing Arts Center, 123 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee. The event is a fundraiser for the Appleaires scholarship fund for young musicians. Admission $15; there is a 10% group discount (10 or more). Tickets available from Information also available at


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.


Tuesday, May 22 - 7:00 pm.  Forest Ridge School's three high school handbell choirs present "The Spirit of Childhood," featuring music from Disney movies as well as several original handbell works written by students. In Forest Ridge's Lee Theater (4800 139th Ave. SE, Bellevue). $5 admission, which goes to support their upcoming southern California tour. For directions and more information, visit

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.


Saturday, June 23 - 8:00 pm, Vivace Concert at Tacoma Convention Center. $10/adults and $5/students for those not attending the Area 10 conference.

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