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The Northwest Campanologist

Vol. 11, No. 5                                   Area 10 Website                                    May 2020

In This Issue
Board of Directors
Notes From the Chair
Composition Contest
National Seminar 2020
Inland NW 2021
Coppers Classic 2021
Help Wanted
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Area 10 Facebook
National Office Contacts

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Board of Directors

Chair - Glen Hascall
   5 Westridge Dr
   Lake Oswego, OR  97034
Chair Elect - Barb Silvey
Secretary - Wendy Goodheart
   1422 Lynn Avenue #8
   Billings, MT 59102
Treasurer - Kylie Johnson
Past Chair - Diane Hould
   142  3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474
Alaska Chair - open
Idaho Chair - Shelly Siemer
   12 N 3167 E
   Idaho Falls, ID  83402
Montana Chair - Sharon Peterson
   6426 Marias St.
   Missoula, MT  59803
Oregon Chair - Shelley Giaier
Washington Chair -  David Ramsey-Warner

Membership Chair  - 
   Ellie Hodder
Event Coordinator - 
   Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR  97520

Communications Chair -
  Joann Wallenburn

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Deadline for articles and events to be included in next month's issue of the Northwest Campanologist is the 22nd of this month.  Information can be sent to Joann Wallenburn at 

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Cinco de Mayo  

If I'm going to send the newsletter out late, is there a better date than Cinco de Mayo?  Please party responsibly!  And maintain social distancing.  We want everyone to stay healthy.  

As you can imagine, there is not much to report on the events front.  handbells Both Coppers Classic and Inland NW have been scheduled in 2021.  

There is a Virtual event that will take place May 9th, A SPRING RING presented by Tintabulations from Reno.  Here's the link.

You'll see that Glen suggests sending articles to me about how you're handling your stay-at-home time.  I was going to make the same request, so please do. I received a link to an interesting handbell video on Facebook.  It was a 6 window video, the same guy was in each window, playing 2 handbells.  Altogether he played a 12 bell piece.  I looked around his Facebook page and he recorded other similar videos: more 12 bell pieces, flute trios (he's really good!), flute and handbells, and 4-part harmony vocal pieces.  Finally, he put it all out in a YouTube Channel.  If my bells weren't in lock-down at the elementary school, I'd probably try the same thing.  Looks like fun.

So the other exciting news is a Bell Tree with Choir Composition Contest.  Please check out the article below.

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Events and concerts are added to our website between newsletters, so be sure to check the Events Page frequently.
Notes from the Chair

Another month of "social distancing" and not a lot of handbell activities. The church bell choir in which we play is meeting via Zoom every Wednesday evening at regular rehearsal time for a time of fellowship and laughs. Our director, Leanne, works with her allergist husband, spending long hours under a tent shelter in their office parking lot, giving indispensable allergy shots to drive-thru patients. Another ringer has taken to driving meals. Several of the group, including my wife and I, have been making cloth masks for various charitable agencies.  Others, again including me, are catching up on long put-off household projects. 

What's going on in your part of Area 10? How about sending a note to our editor Joann  and sharing your latest "social distancing" activities.

In other Area news - I talked to Phyllis Tincher the other day, whose Snake River Handbell Conference in Nampa, ID happened just before the pandemic was recognized. She reported a very successful event with excellent weather and attendance. She is pumped to continue that event.  Karalee Walker has already submitted her Sponsorship paper work for the 2021 Inland NW Handbell Workshop in Richland, WA. As the months go by I'm sure we will begin to see more activity restarting in the handbell world.

I hope and pray that all of you are well and healthy. I'm looking forward to ringing with you as soon as possible.

ContestBell Tree with Handbell Choir Composition Contest
The bell tree ringers from  Into the Forest are sponsoring a composition contest for bell tree with handbell choir music. Deadline is August 15. Prize is $2000. The bell tree community is seeking music to help move bell trees from the periphery into the mainstream by seeing more bell trees playing with handbell choirs in concerts, church services, and other venues. We are defining the mainstream as handbell choirs who play level 2+ to 3 music and have 3 to 5 octaves of bells and probably chimes. We are seeking more music for this range. See attachments for more information.

Ringing in the City Beautiful                        Orlando,FL
National Seminar starting Friday, July 17th, is still expected to be held.  Registration is open and the Early Bird pricing has been extended to June 1.   Register for National Seminar. If you have never been, I highly encourage you to go - at least once.  Registration fees include, among a lot of other things, 15 classes over a 4 day period.  I just counted - there are 62 different topics to select from! 

Next year, National Seminar will be in Phoenix and 2022 will be combined with the international Symposium in Nashville, TN.   
Inland Northwest 2021

This is very preliminary information -- Inland NW conference is scheduled for Mar 19 and 20, 2021 at Central Church in Richland, WA.

Stay tuned for more info.
Coppers Classic 2021


Coppers Classic 2021
March 19-21, 2021
             March 18 (mini-workshop)            
Monarch Hotel & Conference Center
12566 SE 93rd Avenue                
Clackamas, Oregon                  

Stay tuned for registration information.

Check out the repertoire and consider joining us for next year's concert and ringing with us next year.

Questions: Contact Ellie Hodder, founding director or Kim Bible, event coordinator.

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.  
Will You Help?
State Chair Positions Open

There is a current opening for the Alaska State Chair.  

Please consider serving on your Area 10 Board in this capacity.  For information or to volunteer please contact Glen Hascall, chair or Diane Hould,  past-chair of Area 10.
Oregon Events 

Friday-Sunday, March 19-21 (2021), Coppers Classic 2021, Clackamas, OR  Details at   Additional info email:   Ellie Hodder

Washington Events

Friday & Saturday, March 19 & 20, 2021
- Inland NW Handbell Conference, Central Church, Richland, WA

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 Joann Wallenburn 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
Please remember to send information for the June 2020 issue to me by May 22.

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.  With permission, I can also add names and addresses. 

Stay Safe.  Stay Home.  Stay Healthy.
Happy Ringing - soon, we hope,
Joann Wallenburn
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America