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Vol. 3, No. 5                                                                                        May 2012

In This Issue
Board of Directors
2012 Area 10 Conference
Handchime Loan Program
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Nancy Hascall in Sunriver
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
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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
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   Ashland, OR  97520

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

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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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   Idaho Falls, ID  83404

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 Area 10 Conference June 22-24

    There's still time to register! We still have space for more ringers so check out the information in the article below. The cost is just $200 for the opportunity to work with great clinicians, attend interesting and helpful classes, and hear Vivace, the amazing choir from Puerto Rico. All information can also be found on our web site, Under the batons of William Payn and Shirley Lindberg, you will take the music to new heights of musicality.  

     Please remember the pre-conference Directors' Seminar with William Payn on Friday, June 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your skills. It is $75. 

     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 help spread the word about the conference, pre-conference Directors' Seminar, and other Area 10 events and concerts. Forward this newsletter to other directors and  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, Washington
Guest clinicians:
William Payn & Shirley Lindberg
Concert by Vivace from Puerto Rico
Cost: $200
Lodging on your own
Check in Friday afternoon
Vivace Concert is Saturday, 8:00 pm
Final Concert is Sunday 4:00 pm
Pre-conference Directors' Seminar
with William Payn
Friday, June 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Click each line to open a pdf file of the form)
Conference Information (please read first!)
Handchime Loan Program
     Area 10 wishes to strongly encourage schools to develop music programs using handchimes or handbells. To support the development of such programs, the area has established a grant program for schools that includes the loan of a 3 octave set of handchimes plus curriculum and music for a school year. There are seven sets available. The application deadline is June 1.

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


Nancy Hascall in Sunriver, Oregon on September 29 

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


Sunday, May 6 - 6:00 pm, Bells in Springtime Handbell Concert, Greenleaf Friends Church, Greenleaf, featuring Treasure Valley Bronze, MasterRing, and Greenleaf Home School Choirs. For more information


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 

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,


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 

 Bells of the Sound Concerts

     With its cool sounds and hot rhythms, the musical genre of jazz has a little something for everyone. Join Bells of the Sound for a journey through the history of this American art form as they perform jazz standards such as In the Mood, St. Louis Blues and Take Five along with several original compositions arranged especially for this program. You'll be tapping your toes and snapping your fingers like the coolest hepcat before you know it!

  • Friday, May 4 - 8 pm, Marine View Presbyterian Church, 8469 E Side Drive NE, Tacoma.
  •  Saturday, May 5- 7 pm, Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd Avenue NE, Bothell.
  •  Sunday, May 6- 4 pm, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23855 SE 216th Street, Maple Valley.
  •  Friday, May 11- 8 pm, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Avenue SW, Seattle.
  •  Saturday, May 12 - 7 pm, First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham.

      A suggested donation of $10/adults and $8/youth and seniors will be collected at the door (children under 8 are free). For more information, please visit, email or call (206) 931-7669.


 Sunday, May 6 - 3:30 pm.Emerald City Ringers spring concert Life's A Happy Song, directed by Brian Tervo. This will feature music for the whole family including Life's A Happy Song, The Rainbow Connection, and The Muppet Show Theme. The compositions Im�genes by Area 10 June Conference guest clinician William A. Payn and Metamorphosis by Michael Helman will also be performed. University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St., Seattle. $10 adult, $8 seniors/students, $5 child, $25 family. 


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


 Saturday, May 12 - 7:00 pm. Emerald City Ringers spring concert Life's A Happy Song, directed by Brian Tervo. This will feature music for the whole family including Life's A Happy Song, The Rainbow Connection, and The Muppet Show Theme.  The compositions Im�genes by Area 10 June Conference guest clinician William A. Payn and Metamorphosis by Michael Helman will also be performed. Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Ave. S., Des Moines. $10 adult, $8 seniors/students, $5 child, $25 family. 


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.


Sunday, May 13 - 3:00 pm, Berries & Bells handbell and harp concert at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor. Harpists from Pacific Lutheran University will join the Chapel Ringers on four pieces written for bells and harp. Following the concert strawberry shortcake will be served. Free will offering.


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


Sunday, June 3 - 7:00 pm, Rainier Ringers  (, a Tacoma area community handbell choir, will be presenting their spring concert titled "At the Movies - Rated B for Bells" at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 101 East 38th St., Tacoma. This exciting movie themed concert will include music from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more. Also performing will be Bells of Bethlehem and Prairie Bells. Admission is free although a free-will collection will be taken.


Sunday, June 3 - 4:00 pm. Concert by the Chancel Bells of Calvin Presbyterian Church under the direction of Danny Reding. With handbell soloist Nancy Kirkner, pianist Janet Anderson, violinist Calum MacKinnon, and the Calvin Sanctuary Choir. A freewill offering will be taken. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 18826 3rd Avenue Northwest, Shoreline. Information also available at or by calling the church at 206-542-6181.


Friday, June 22 - Directors' Seminar with William Payn, Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma. Information and registration.


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 June issue to me by May 22.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America