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Vol. 7, No. 5                                                                                     May 2016

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Around the Area
Handchime Loan Program
Benefits of Loan Program
Coppers' Classic
Siskiyou Summit
Big Sky Conference
International Symposium
Sound Effects Youth Track
National Office Contacts
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Canada Events
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Board of Directors

Chair - Diane Barnes

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   Ashland, OR  97520
Chair Elect - Diane Hould
   142 3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474
Secretary - Cyndy Patterson
   4080 Carlton Ave
   Central Point, OR  97502
Treasurer - Brian Parrott
   PO Box 80933
   Portland, OR  97280
Past Chair - Brian Tervo
   15504 NE 52nd St
   Redmond, WA  98052
Alaska Chair - Ella Saltonstall
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   Kodiak, AK  99615
Idaho Chair - Barbara Mix
   1729 Dora Dr S
   Twin Falls, ID  83301
Montana Chair -Tomi Kent
   6120 SkyviewDr
   Missoula, MT  59803
Oregon Chair - Ann Pomazal
   7848 SE Cypress Ave
   Milwaukie, OR  97267
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Washington Chair -
Education Coordinator -
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   6073 Sycamore Ln
   Bremerton, WA  98311
Youth Coordinator -
Membership Chair -
   Betty Harter
   1030 SW Jefferson St  #743
   Portland, OR  97201
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.
Please update your profile/email address following the link at the bottom of the newsletter. This will give you the opportunity to select various regions of our area so we can send you information about events and concerts close to home. You may change this information at any time.
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     Just got home Tuesday from an eight-day tour including ringing at the Big Sky Conference. It is always exciting to share my music around our area, especially at smaller churches. Has your group played somewhere other than your church? It is very rewarding to share our passion of handbells in other churches, retirement centers, and other settings. It doesn't have to be the entire choir; perhaps a smaller ensemble. Think about it for fall and Christmas.

     Please forward this newsletter to your choir members and to anyone else who would be interested in all the concerts and events. Encourage them to subscribe to the newsletter. Click "Join our mailing list" at the bottom of the left column or click the newsletter link on our website, With permission, I can also add names and addresses. 

 Phyllis Tincher, Communications Chair

[email protected] 

From the Chair's computer ...
     The ringing year is nearing its close and the spring festivals have occurred. Each year I organize the annual Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference; part of my duties include locating and borrowing equipment to be used in the classrooms. Through this activity I develop relationships with the conductors of those groups I am borrowing bells/tables from. This year, through these contacts, I learned that a couple of the groups feel the need for someone to mentor them helping them learn basic bell maintenance and with ringing basics. I plan to work with one group in the coming weeks-a handbell choir at a local Senior Living Center. You may know of groups in your areas that are new to ringing, rebuilding a program or are still in the "dark ages" of ringing. These groups may have a need for someone to mentor them, help then catch up with the newest techniques, brush up on their current skills or learn how to maintain their equipment for optimum performance. By seeking them out we build the handbell community one choir at a time and make new friends as we go. Or, think about organizing a very informal workshop that covers basics, bell maintenance and offers the opportunity for the ringers and directors to network with fellow handbell musicians in your town or region. You don't need fancy instructors or big name clinicians - just the love of ringing and the willingness to share with just one ringer or a group of ringers what you know by bringing together ringers and directors. Live out part of the vision of Handbell Musicians of America "uniting people through our musical art".
Diane Barnes
Around the Area and Beyond...

     The 2nd Annual Coppers' Classic is scheduled for Oct 14-16 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA-Ellie Hodder is conductor. Registration is open, Early Bird before July 1st $225 - after July 1st $275-non HMA members $315-includes a one year membership in HMA) for more info, go to the Coppers' Classic page of our Area 10 website,

Handchime Loan Program

handchimes Area 10 has seven 3-octave sets of handchimes that are loaned out for the school year. Applications for the 2016-17 school year are due June 1. Please help spread the word to teachers in our area by sending them the application and encouraging them to apply. The sets are complete with music and curriculum. Click for Application.
Benefits of the Area 10 Handchime Loan Program!
     The Clarkston United Methodist Church, Clarkston, WA borrowed one of the Washington Loaner sets during the 2014-2015 year. Their picture ringing the loaner chimes then was in an earlier Campanologist.
     Barbara Dertinger is their director. A member of their group, Lisa Stauffer, designed the trifold pictured and spearheaded a project giving members of their congregation information as to the name of each chime, its cost and an opportunity to donate funds toward the purchase of a 3 octave set. Lisa is pictured above seated along her trifold. This project was very effective and Clarkston United Methodist Church now has their own set of handchimes. The chimes arrived in April.

Coppers' Classic
Coppers' Classic
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16
Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA
Guest Conductor: Ellie Hodder
     Coppers' Classic is:
  • An Advanced Ringing Event for motivated intermediate level handbell musicians.
  • A supportive environment where learning and tackling musical challenge is encouraged.
  •  Where growing together as a community of ringers is fun
Registration: Early Bird before July 1st $225 
  (early bird non-member registration: $315
includes membership dues to the Guild)

Information and registration is on the area website.
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Siskiyou Summit YouTube clips
Trent Majors has uploaded to YouTube some of the pieces from Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference. Here is a list of pieces. If you go to YouTube and type in the description(s) below you can view them.
  • Siskiyou Summit Bronze Choir 2016, Exultate       (bass focus)
  • Siskiyou Summit Bronze Choir 2016, Radiance     (bass focus)
  • Siskiyou Summit Mass Choir 2016. Selvaggio        (mass and bass focus)
  • Siskiyou Summit Mass Choir 2016, How Can I Keep from Singing
  • Siskiyou Summit Mass Choir 2016, Now All the Vaults of Heaven Resounds
  • Siskiyou Summit Cascades Choir 2016, Fantasy on Terra Beata
  • Siskiyou Summit Bronze Choir 2016, Radiance II(from ipad w/ entire choir featured, first 1.5 minute missing)
Big Sky Handbell Conference


Three directors hard at work.
Showcase Concert


Area 10 Facebook Page


     Did you know Area 10 has a Facebook page?  Please search for "Handbell Musicians of America - Area 10" and like the page. If you want an event added, please send the information to Phyllis Tincher at [email protected]. A picture for the event can also be added.

17th International Handbell Symposium

Click here for basic information.
Click the image for all the details.
17th International Handbell Symposium Youth Track

     Are you a handbell musician between the ages of 13 and 18? Do you want to be part of an international experience? Running concurrently with the 17th International Handbell Symposium ( SOUNDINGS : Music of Our Lands and Our Lives), we are pleased to announce a special event for young ringers.

Click here for basic information.
Click the image for all the details.
National Office contact information
The national office is a virtual operation!
To contact by phone: 937-438-0085. Please note the 1-800 number is no longer in service.
All check payments for membership renewal and other services should be sent to:
PO BOX 221047
All other correspondence should be sent to:
Handbell Musicians of America
201 E. 5th Street, Suite 1900-1025,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Staff emails are in Overtones and at 
Alaska Events 
Your event or concert could be listed here!
Idaho Events 

Sunday, May 15 - 6:00 pm, "Bells in Springtime" Handbell Concert. Greenleaf Friends Church on Hwy 19 in Greenleaf. Featuring a combined choir with MasterRing & Caldwell United Methodist Church, and Greenleaf Home School handbell & handchime choirs. For more information, contact [email protected]
Montana Events 


Your event or concert could be listed here!


Oregon Events 

Saturday, May 14 - 7:00 pm. Bells of the Cascades, under the interim direction of Leanne Bilstrom, presents:  "An Evening of Classics. We will be performing popular works, made classic by Sinatra, The Andrews Sisters and Norman Leyden; traditional works by Vierne and Widor; and handbell works by Allured, Hascall and others. Admission is $10, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland.

Sunday, June 12 - Pacific Ringers Spring Recital "Dance through the Ages," Moreland Presbyterian Church, SE 17th & Bybee, Portland.
Washington Events 

Bells of the Sound's Spring Concert - "Now Starring ... The Music of Stage and Screen." Lights... Camera... Action! Whether we're at the movies, catching a show on the stage, or curled up on the sofa watching television, the music of our favorite productions can be as important a character as the leading actors. It sets the mood and creates memorable moments. Join Bells of the Sound as we explore music from Star Wars, Chicago, The Big Bang Theory and more!
Friday, May 6 - 7:30 pm, Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70th St, Seattle.
Saturday, May 7 - 7:00 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood.
Suggested donation - $10/adults & $8/youth & seniors.

Emerald City Ringers celebrate ten years of ringing!
Glorioso - A handbell concert for the whole family, featuring favorites from our first ten years.
Sunday, May 15 - 4:00-pm, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Ave. N.E., Bellevue.
Sunday, May 21 - 4:00 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Ave. So, Des Moines.
Questions? Email Colin Walker [email protected] or Malia Johnson at [email protected].

Rainier Ringers presents BELLFLIX. Concerts features sound tracks from a variety of movies with mesmerizing medleys from "The Lord of the Rings" and "Star Wars," beautiful love themes from "Titanic" and "Shrek," and whimsical arrangements from "The Pink Panther" and "Under the Sea."
Saturday, May 21 - 7:00 pm, United Churches of Olympia. 110 11th Avenue SE, Olympia.
Sunday, June 5 - 4:00 pm, Little Church on the Prairie, 6310 Motor Avenue SW, Lakewood.
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16 - Coppers' Classic at The Heathman Lodge, Vancouver. Information and registration is on the area website
Canada Events 

July 26-30 - International Handbell Symposium, Vancouver. See article above or visit website


July 28-30 - Sound Effects Youth Track at International Handbell Symposium, Vancouver. See article above or click for additional information.

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