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Vol. 5, No. 5                                                                                            May 2014

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
2014 Area 10 Conference
Handchime Loan Program
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Canada Events
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Chair - Brian Tervo

   15504 NE 52nd St

   Redmond, WA  98052
Chair Elect - Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR 97520
Secretary - Cyndy Patterson
   4080 Carlton Ave
   Central Point, OR  97502
Treasurer - Cindy McAfee
  136 East Broadway, Ste 7
   Missoula, MT  59802
Past Chair - Dennis Dell
   3915 15th Ave S
   Great Falls, MT  59405
Alaska Chair - Ella Saltonstall
   PO Box 8818

   Kodiak, AK  99615


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 - Shosh Meyer
   10390 SW Canyon Rd
   Beaverton, OR 97005
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 -
   Ron Mallory
   Maple Valley, WA
Membership Chair -
   Ann Pomazal
   7848 SE Cypress Ave
   Milwaukie, OR  97267
   503-534-1336 (home)
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Communications Chair -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686
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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the June issue of the Campanologist is
May 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
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     There are several wonderful ringing events happening across our area. Check out the articles below about them and the links to additional information and registration. There are also many concerts in the various state events section.
     Our Area 10 Conference, "Musicality in Motion," June 27-29 at the Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, Washington, is coming up. It's not too late to register!
     Please remember to forward this to members of your choir and encourage them to join the list. You can update your information by clicking "Update Profile/Email Address" at the very bottom of the newsletter on the left. 
 Phyllis Tincher, Communications Chair 

From the Chair ...


Greetings Handbell Musicians.Brian Tervo


     The early bird registration for the Area 10 Conference next month has passed and our total registration numbers are going to be the lowest our area has seen for at least 30 years. The turnout for this year's event is the continuation of a trend that we have observed with the past few Area 10 Conferences. It has become apparent that an area-wide event which incorporates massed ringing and includes a variety of classes targeted primarily for ringers and directors is no longer meeting your needs. In addition to the lack of demand, we are no longer in a financial position to plan another large scale event which carries a risk of losing money for the area.


     Unfortunately, we do not get much feedback in regard to the process an individual or a group goes through when deciding whether or not to attend an event. As a result, most of our planning is based on speculation, assumptions, and observations made from previous events. Among the few folks who have provided feedback, the most common concern I have heard is that Area 10 Conferences are too expensive. When reviewing my notes from the Tacoma event in 2012, feedback around cost was coupled with comments around registration materials arriving too late to incorporate event registration and travel expenses into the budget. I was under the impression that for most folks, the cost of the event would not have been a concern if information about the event was made available more than 3-4 months in advance. To help folks plan financially, we published information about the 2014 event 8-10 months ahead of time. We learned that very few folks were ready to consume information about an event this far in advance, and in spite of getting the information out early, cost is as much of an issue for our 2014 event as it was for our 2012 event.


     In the coming months, the Area 10 Board will be discussing the types of events we are going to offer in the years ahead. Registration cost will be a significant component of our discussion, but we also need to know what other factors go into your decision of whether or not to participate in a handbell event. For example: How important is location and the distance you have to travel? Do you prefer events that span just one day or a full weekend? How important is massed ringing? Do you prefer a variety of class offerings, or would you prefer an event which focuses on a single topic? Is it important to bring in experts from outside of Area 10, or can you achieve the same benefit if we hire a local instructor or clinician?


     If you have input about future events offered in Area 10, we would love to hear from you. I may be contacted via email at I also encourage you to get in touch with our Chair-Elect, Diane Barnes at Next fall, Diane will be taking over as Chair, and she will be more directly involved with the planning and organization of events in the 2015-2016 timeframe.

Brian Tervo  



Area 10 Conference June 27-29, 2014


"Musicality in Motion"

June 27-29

Yakima Convention Center

Yakima, Washington


  • Come as a full choir, partial choir, or by yourself 
  • Pre-Registered 3-hour classes
  • Drop-in 90 minute classes
  • Various Ringing Tracks
  • Massed Ringing
  • All-Star Choir
  • Plus a whole lot more!!!


Please begin by reading the Registration Information document before completing any forms. 


Registration Information

Ringing Track Registration Form

Classes Only Registration Form

Pre-Registered & Drop-In Class Descriptions

Hotel Options 

Showcase Concert Opportunity

Music List

Medical Release Form for Youth


Handchime Loan Program


handchimes      Area 10 Handbell Musicians have an amazing opportunity to take part in a handchime loan grant program. Each state has 1 (or 2) 3-octave set (plus curriculum) of handchimes to loan to educational programs in schools and churches! In this era of frugal budgets, this is a great resource for educational organizations to enhance kids' music education.


     Personally, I am a music teacher in Washington. I have used handchimes as part of my music curriculum from elementary students through high school. They are a great teaching tool for teaching music fundamentals, instant performance success, and science of sound. Currently, I teach an adaptive music class to autistic students at the high school level. It is fun to see the smiles on the kids' faces when playing chords and singing together.   This year, I also had students play a simple piano accompaniment on the handchimes, accompanying one of the choir songs at our concert in December. It definitely is an added timbre that audiences aren't used to hearing-and is pleasing to their ear.


     I encourage you to spread the word to all music educators about this amazing grant opportunity. Often, after schools have had the handchimes for a year, their school and/or PTA do fund raising to purchase their own set. Once folks see the successful performances with this unique instrument, they see the value of owning their own.

     Applications are due June 1.

 Handchime Loan Grant / Application Form


Wendy McPhetres

Area 10 Education Chair



2014 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference



May 9-10, 2014 Fred Gramann

Ashland, Oregon

Guest Clinician: Fred Gramann


Mark your calendars now for the 2014 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference set for  May 9-10 in Ashland, Oregon. I am pleased to announce that our Guest Conductor/Clinician for 2014 is Area 10's own Fred Gramann. Ringing under him is a delightful privilege as he is a wonderful teacher and fine musician. The theme for this year's Siskiyou Summit is Spirit and is reflected in the repertoire choices, which are suitable for Lent, Easter and Pentecost. Ellie Hodder will once again conduct the Bronze Conference Choir with Fred conducting the Massed Ringing and both The Siskiyous and Cascades groups.


Registration for the event will be $65/ringer if registered by March 1st, after March 1st registration will be $75/person.  Registration materials will be available beginning January 1st, space is limited so register early. If you wish to receive your registration materials electronically please contact Diane Barnes at with your e-mail contact information.


Alaska Events 


Your event or concert could be listed here! 
Idaho Events 


Sunday, May 18 - 6:00 pm, Spring Concert with Treasure Valley Bronze  and the homeschool choirs of Ruth Whitley. Greenleaf Friends Church, 20535 Academy Road, Greenleaf.
Montana Events 
Your event or concert could be listed here!
Oregon Events 

Friday, May 9 & Saturday, May 10 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland. Guest clinician: Fred Gramann. See article above or contact Diane Barnes at


Saturday, May 17 - 7:30 pm - Join us for a special concert event featuring Fred Gramann in the Portland area! Participating handbell choirs include Calvin Presbyterian Church, Tualatin Presbyterian Church and Bells of the Cascades! Suggested donation of $20 at the door; no one will be turned away because of an inability to pay. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard. Learn more and get directions:


Friday, June 6 - 7:00 pm, Handbell Choirs of Central Coast Chorale Concert, 1st Presbyterian Church of Newport, NE 12 Street, Newport. The concert will include 2 full choirs, a quartet, a trio and a duet. Come and enjoy! Admission is by donation. 

Washington Events 


Bells of the Sound Spring Concert - Road Trip! This spring Bells of the Sound will pile all of their handbells and luggage and sporting equipment into a van and travel from New York to Seattle, making pit stops in Memphis, New Orleans and California along the way. You are invited to join the adventure, and hear exciting new takes on classics like Theme from New York, New York, Route 66, Deep in the Heart of Texas, and Good Vibrations. We may take a wrong turn or two, but the music will always be all right! A suggested donation of $10/adults and $8/youth & seniors will be collected at the door. (children under 8 are free).For more information, please visit, email or call (206) 574-8417.


Friday, May 2 - 7:30 pm, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Avenue SW, Seattle.

Sunday, May 4 - 4:00 pm, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23855 SE 216th Street, Maple Valley.

Saturday, May 17 - 7:00 pm, Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd Avenue NE, Bothell.

Sunday, May 18 - 4:00 pm, Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70th Street, Seattle.


Saturday, May 3 - 7:00 pm, Forest Ridge School's three handbell choirs present "Time Machine!," a concert program featuring pop hits from past decades as well as a number of handbell originals, directed by Ron Mallory. In the Forest Ridge School theater, 4800 139th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA (directions at $10 at the door.


Saturday, May 3 - 1:00 pm. Handbell soloist Nancy Kirkner and pianist Janet Anderson will present music for handbell trees at the UW Day of Percussion.  University of Washington, Meany Building room 55, Seattle.  Open to the public. Free admission.  More information at 


Saturday, May 3 - 7:00 pm, Bell Choir Concert featuring the Marine View Bells, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 6800 Eastside Drive, Tacoma.

Sunday, May 4 - 3:00 pm, Free Spring Concert by Columbia River Handbells, Director Rod Lloyd at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Avenue, Longview.

Emerald City Ringers presents Ringin' In The Rain, a water-themed concert. From Baroque (Allegro & Hornpipe, arr. Keller) to pop (Surfin' USA, arr. Tervo) and everything in between (Beside Still Waters, arr. Starks; Eternal Father Strong to Save, arr. Stephenson; and All Bells on Deck, arr. Hascall - among others), this concert is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Suggested donation at the door. Contact Colin Walker,, for more information.


Saturday, May 17 - 4:00 pm, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Ave NE, Bellevue.

Saturday, May 31 - 4:00 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Ave S, Des Moines.


Sunday, May 18 - 3:00 pm, Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor will hold their annual Berries & Bells concert. Come enjoy music from Cole Porter to the classics performed by our 3 choirs and then top off the concert with a free strawberry shortcake dessert. Contact Sharon Kirry at for details.


Sunday, May 18 - 3:00 pm. Chancel Arts at Kent Lutheran Church (336 2nd Ave S, Kent) presents a concert with KLC Acclamation Ringers and Organist Sean Haley on the Interim Hutchings-Plaisted, Opus 78 pipe organ. Tickets are $12.50 at the door. Refreshments and drinks will be available at intermission. In addition to the choir, handbell soloists and a quartet will ring.


Sunday, May 18 - 7:00 pm, A Concert for Spring with International Artists Carillon, 13th Church of Christ, Scientist, 3500 NE 125th Street, Seattle (Lake City). Admission is free - donations accepted. This is a benefit for the North Helpline Food Bank. For additional information, call 425-922-6810. 


Rainier Ringers present "Dancing with the Bells" (from Ballet to Disco):

Sunday, June 1 - 7:30pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 101 E. 38th St., Tacoma.

Friday, June 6 - 7:30pm, Spanaway Lutheran Church, 16001 A St., Spanaway.

Saturday, June 7 - 7:30pm, Lacey Presbyterian Church, 3045 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey.

Suggested donation price for concerts: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Students, $25 Family. For more information visit us at and Like Us on Facebook.


Tuesday, June 24 - 1:30 pm. Handbell musician Nancy Kirkner will present "Handbells....Not just for churches anymore" at the Washington State Music Teachers Association annual conference. Eastern Washington University Music Building, Cheney. Register through WSMTA at More information at


Wednesday, June 25 - 11:30 am. Handbell musician Nancy Kirkner will present "Copyright considerations for music teachers" at the Washington State Music Teachers Association annual conference. Eastern Washington University Music Building, Cheney. Register through WSMTA at More information at


Friday - Sunday, June 27-29 - Area 10 Handbell Conference, "Musicality in Motion," Yakima Convention Center. Early Bird Registration Deadline extended to May 1. See article above and visit our website,  


Saturday, March 21, 2015 - SAVE THE DATE! Emerald City Ringers announces the 2015 Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival. Join clinician Ron Mallory and youth handbell choirs from around the Northwest at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue  Watch the Campanologist for more information - we look forward to seeing you there! Contact Colin Walker,, for more information.


Canada Events 

Saturday, May 3 - 4:30 pm, Bruce Henczel, percussion, with the Okanagan Handbell Chorus. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC. Adults $15, Students $12. Children 12 and under admitted free with an adult. Tickets from Mosaic Books (downtown), or at the door (subject to availability). (General seating; cash sales only at the door.)

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