Area 10 logo

Alaska * Alberta * British Columbia * Idaho * Montana * Oregon * Saskatchewan * Washington

Vol. 8, No. 5                                                                                   May 2017

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Area 10 Conference
Conference Scholarships
Messages from the Clinicians
Distinguished Service Award
Handchime Loan Program
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Greater Puget Sound
Coppers Classic
National Office Contacts
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Canada Events
Thank you to
 our advertisers!
You may simply click a picture or an underlined link to go directly to their websites or email.

Bell Buggy Express
1414 W Garland Ave,
Ste 109
Spokane, WA  99205

It's Spring Cleaning time
Need Simichrome?
Sunshine Cloths?

Shine Cloths $4.95
On Sale $2.00 while supply lasts
Bells need adjusting?

Marlene Wes Anderson


For All Reasons -

For All Seasons -

Call Us!


Marlene M. Anderson

 Consultant - Clinician- Conductor.

Cell 206-390-0931


Wes Anderson - Maintenance Guru - Sales Representative

Cell 206-390-8789





22515 6th Ave. S. Unit 504

Des Moines, WA 98198


Click gloves 
to go

The Raleigh Ringers
8516 Sleepy Creek Dr
Raleigh, NC  27613


Heitz logo


A full service handbell store with music and accessories:

gloves, gifts,

maintenance items, binders, mallets, bell tree items, Malmark products


Visit us at





6603 Queen Ave S, Suite S

Richfield, MN  55423

July 11-15
Anaheim, California

July 13-15
Anaheim, California

Board of Directors

Chair - Diane Hould
   142  3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474
Chair Elect - Glen Hascall
   5 Westridge Dr
   Lake Oswego, OR  97034
Secretary - Wendy Goodheart
   1422 Lynn Avenue #8
   Billings, MT 59102
Treasurer - Brian Parrott
   PO Box 80933
   Portland, OR  97280
Past Chair -Brian Tervo
   15504 NE 52nd St
   Redmond, WA  98052
Alaska Chair - Sheri Roach
   403 Henderson Rd S
   Fairbanks, AK  99709
Idaho Chair - Shelly Siemer
   12 N 3167 E
   Idaho Falls, ID  83402
Montana Chair -Tomi Kent
   6120 Skyview Dr
   Missoula, MT  59803
Oregon Chair - Ann Pomazal
   7848 SE Cypress Ave
   Milwaukie, OR  97267
   503-534-1336 (home)
   503-539-4546 (cell)
Washington Chair - open
Event Coordinator - 
   Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR  97520
Education/Youth Coordinator
   Ellie Hodder

Membership Chair - open
Communications Chair -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686
Webmaster - Rod Lloyd
   74430 Laurel Wood Rd
   Rainier, OR 97048
Quick Links...
Advertising Rates
All ads are $5 per issue 


There  are two options:
1. An ad designed and formatted by you that is 150 pixels x 450 pixels and sent in a jpeg or gif file. It will be enlarged to fill the space. The ad will be hyperlinked to your website.
2. An ad approximately 1.5 X 3.5 inches which can contain a picture or logo sent as a jpeg or gif file and will be hyperlinked to your website. You provide the text that will be formatted by the editor.
Send ad or text with picture to
 Phyllis Tincher
with how many issues you would like. An invoice will be sent to you.




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.
Join Our Mailing List
The Northwest Campanologist

Area 10 vert logo


Our Area 10 Conference, Ringing, Reunions and Remembrances, is July 7-9 at Oregon State University, Corvallis. It is a great opportunity to ring under the batons of two outstanding clinicians as well as soak up a wealth of information through the various classes offered. All the details are in the article below.


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 

Notes from the Chair ...
Last month I began my series on resources that are available with membership in Handbell Musicians of America.  Last month I covered Overtones, the quarterly publication put out by our organization.  This month I am going to shift to one of the online offerings: the Resource Library.

The Resource Library is made up of articles, interactive PDFs, PowerPoint webinars, videos, and more to help you expand your knowledge as a handbell musician. These resources are divided into sections aimed at three differing types of handbell settings:  Community/Professional, Educational and Faith-Based; but most groups will find valuable resources in all three categories.

Here is a sampling of the topics you can find in each section:

1.    Community/Professional

  • organizing your group, fundraising and dealing with the IRS
  • successful programming and connecting with your audience
  • auditions and team building

2.    Educational

  • handchime curriculum, music's effects on achievement
  • lesson plans
  • performing in the school setting

3.    Faith-Based

  • bell trees
  • organizing and caring for a handbell ministry
  • ideas for use of bells in worship
There is so much to be explored here!  There are lots of ideas and helps with topics you may face, as well as things you've probably never thought of.  The Resource Library is found in the "members only" section at   It is another great benefit of membership in our national organization.

Next month:  Member Notes and Chats ....

Diane Hould
Area 10 Handbell Conference

It is NOT too late to register for the
Area 10 2017 Conference
Friday - Sunday,  July 7 - 9
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

Reunite with your Handbell Family and Friends this July for a weekend of ringing and workshops.  The early bird deadline has passed-BUT we have decided to reduce the "non-early bird" registration fee to $210.  Highlights of the weekend include:
  • Friday Ensemble Workshop with: Handbells Unlimited!
  • Friday Evening Concert performance by Handbells Unlimited!
  • Saturday Evening Showcase Concert
  • Bronze Conference Choir directed by Jason Wells
  • Division Ringing under the baton of Brian Tervo
  • Massed Ringing under the baton of Jason Wells
  • Conducting Workshops with Ellie Hodder
  • Bell Tree Workshops and One on One coaching with Barb Brocker
  • Bells in Worship-Incorporating Bells into Contemporary Worship with Ron Mallory
  • Laban Movement and the Art of Handbell Ringing with Diane Barnes
  • Read & Rings with Shosh Meyer
  • And many others...
Housing will be in the Weatherford Hall and taking our meals in Student dinning facilities; by using the student housing and meals your room and board costs will add up to about $50 a day-a bargain compared to hotels.  Make you plans now to be part of this exciting weekend with your ringing friends - bring your family, they can explore the Oregon Coast (an hour's drive from Corvallis) while you enrich your ringing skills and reunite with old friends.  

Scholarships Available for Area 10 Conference

There are some scholarships available for the Area 10 Conference in Corvallis. Details and application are in the document below.

Form our Area 10 Conference clinicians
Hello Area 10 Musicians!
I am thrilled to be coming back to the west after living for nearly 12 years in Florida and North Carolina. I can't be more excited to kick off the next chapter in our lives with an amazing weekend of music making together in Corvallis, Oregon! Brian and I have picked some pieces that will push the limits of our musicality and I know will communicate well our love for this musical art.  If you have yet to register, I'm hoping that you can join us after your 4th of July activities for a special AREA 10 Conference July 7-9.  Please bring a musical friend with you and I promise to keep the energy high as we make breathtaking music together. See you in under 75 days! -  Jason Wells

Brian Tervo Greetings Handbell Musicians.
It is an honor for me to be leading the Tins and Coppers divisions at the upcoming Area 10 Handbell Conference in Corvallis. We have some great music planned for the weekend, and I am looking forward to working with each of you over the weekend as we prepare music for our final concert. I would especially encourage individuals and choirs who have never attended an area event before to participate. An area conference is a great opportunity to make new friends, learn more about our art through the classes offered, and share in the joy of making great music together through massed ringing. I hope to see you there. - Brian Tervo     
Distinguished Service Award
The Area 10 Board of Directors has developed an award program to honor those who have given an extra effort to the advancement and promotion of handbell and handchime ringing in Area 10. Past recipients include Marcy Winters, Bobbie Benjamin, Marlene Anderson and Blanche Kangas.  Nominations for this award will be accepted until June 1, 2017 and the award will be presented at the July 7-9 2017 Area 10 Conference in Corvallis, OR.
Nominees (living or deceased) should:
  • have made outstanding contributions to the art of ringing in Area 10. This should include an extended time commitment in activities that greatly exceed normal expectations or are generally perceived as significant.
  • be an active member of Handbell Musicians of America or if deceased, have been a member in good standing.
  • have performed leadership roles at local, state and/or Area 10 levels.
  • not be currently serving on the Area 10 Board of Directors.
To get a Nomination form, click here . Completed forms must be submitted by June 1 to Glen Hascall, 5 Westridge Dr., Lake Oswego, OR 97034 or

Handchime Loan Program
Looking for a great way to enhance your music program at your school or church? Area 10 can help. We have multiple sets of handchimes to loan for FREE for a whole year to help you get started.
Each set comes with a collection of music and teaching materials for you to use to build your program. Area 10 will also help you by connecting you with an experienced director in your area to assist you and to answer your questions. With "modern technology", we can even support you with video conferencing so you can actually see and hear the answers to your questions even when there are many miles between us and in-person visits are less practical. We want you to succeed!

    Questions? Please do contact me. Applications due by June 1, 2017.
Ellie Hodder

Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference

Friday & Saturday, 
May 5 - 6
Ashland, Oregon

Clinician: Ellie Hodder

Our Guest conductor this year is Ellie Hodder. She has directed the Bronze Conference Choir for the past six years and we are thrilled Ellie will be sharing her musical talents with the whole conference.  
Stepping into the position of Bronze Conference Choir Conductor is Barb Walsh, artistic director and conductor of Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble of Reno, Nevada. The theme for 2017 is "Ringing Out Loud" reflected in a fun and energized list of repertoire.  As always the Bronze Conference Choir is by application, with rehearsals beginning on Friday afternoon at 4pm. 
    Registration for the event will be $65/person if registered by March 1st, after March 1st registration will be $75/person. For more details go to our Area 10 website

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference
Ron Mallory
Saturday,  May 20
Green River Community College
Auburn, WA

Clinician: Ron Mallory

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Coppers Classic 2017 - Registration now OPEN!
Coppers Classic 2017 is all set for a fabulous conference in Portland October 13-15.  This is a rare learning event just for coppers level musicians who are motivated to improve their skills and musicality in the company of other handbell musicians of similar skills and passion for at the instrument. 
Clinician, Ellie Hodder, has a diverse and delightfully challenging repertoire planned that will send you home humming more than one great tune.

Early Bird Registration deadline is July 1. Plan now for a great start to your fall ringing.


Full-Time Student Registration for our talented and gifted youth and young adults.


A scholarship will be awarded to an adult and a full time student from Area 10. Applications due June 1.


BRAND NEW THIS YEAR! Did you know that the only set of big bass bells is here in Area 10? Coppers Classic will be loaned these wonderful instruments and to help train a "pit" (cool term for avid bass ringers!). Workshop on Thursday night open to participants and other handbell musicians. Join the expert, Brian Tervo, to learn the basics of Big Bass Bells. See you there!


This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
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 A picture for the event can also be added.

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 14 - 6:00 pm, Bells in Springtime, Greenleaf Home School Handbell and Chime Choirs, Greenleaf Friends Church on Highway 19 in Greenleaf.
Montana Events 


Your event or concert could be listed here!

Oregon Events 

Friday & Saturday, May 5 - 6  - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland, with Ellie Hodder, clinician, and Barb Walsh, Bronze Conference Choir Director. See article above. Repertoire .

Saturday, May 20 - 4:00 pm. Pacific Ringers Concert, "Stage & Screen", Songs that captured your heart! Congregational Church, 1760 NW 25th St, Lincoln City. Free will offering. For additional information, contact Georgia Roelof 541-614-1282.

Saturday, June 10 - 7:00 pm. Nativity Lutheran Church (60850 Brosterhous Rd, Bend) presents their 4th annual "community church choir" concert featuring favorite songs and hymns, new and old, with special guests, The Bells of Sunriver, from Sunriver Christian Fellowship. Admission is free; a goodwill offering will be received. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; seats fill quickly so arrive early. An ensemble from the Bells of Sunriver will perform solo, duet, quartet and bell tree pieces. Ringers are Barbara Brocker, Mitzi Putney, Jan Tuckerman and Jane Vakoc.

Friday - Sunday, July 7-9 - Area 10 Handbell Conference at Oregon State University, Corvallis. Repertoire; Basic Information

Washington Events 

Bells of the Sound's Spring Concert - "Ring Dem Bells,"  a memorable program of jazz standards and originals that will set your fingers snappin' and toes a-tappin'!
Friday, May 5 - 7:30 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood.
Sunday, May 7 - 4:00 pm, First Christian Church of Tacoma, 602 N. Orchard St, Tacoma.
Suggested donation - $10/adults & $8/youth & seniors. For additional information: Lyn Tober, (206) 574-8417,

The Rainier Ringers present "Mountain Aire: Celebrate the Journey", a handbell concert featuring the music of nature and celebrating our 20th anniversary. A new arrangement by Ron Mallory, "Mount Rainier Triptych", highlights the grandeur and majesty of our namesake. We will musically transport you "Down by the Riverside" and "In the Hall of the Mountain King".  Feel the power and "Colors of the Wind". Join us for the journey as we "Climb Every Mountain" since there "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"!
Friday, May 19 - 7:30 pm, The United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia. $10 adults, $8 students/seniors, or $25 per family.
Sunday, May 21 - 4:00 pm, Little Church on the Prairie, 6310 Motor Ave SW, Lakewood. $10 adults, $8 students/seniors, or $25 per family.
Visit our website at
Contact us at

Saturday, May 20 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference, Green River Community College, Auburn; Ron Mallory, clinician. Information and Registration
Canada Events 

Wednesday - Saturday, July 26-29 - Classic Bronze with Dr. William Payn and Classic Copper with Camille Ream. It will be at St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Dr, St. Albert, Alberta. 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