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Vol. 7, No. 3.5                                                               Mid March 2016 Special Edition

In This Issue
Board of Directors
Inland Northwest Workshop
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Free Handbell Tables
Greater Puget Sound Conference
Youth Handbell Festival
Big Sky Conference
International Symposium
Sound Effects Youth Track
Director Wanted
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

   479 Drager

   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
   PO Box 8818
   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 - Shosh Meyer
   10390 SW Canyon Rd
   Beaverton, OR 97005
Washington Chair -
   Bryant Wilkie
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)
   503-539-4546 (cell)
Communications Chair -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686
Webmaster - Rod Lloyd

   74430 Laurel Wood Rd

   Rainier, OR 97048


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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the April issue of the Campanologist is
March 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
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     This is a special edition of the Campanologist to notify everyone that the Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference needed to be cancelled. We are very sorry if you were making plans to attend. There will not be an All Area event this year; it will be in 2017. However, there are other events coming up in April and it's not too late to register:

  • April 8 & 9 - Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop in Pullman, Washington, with Phyllis Tincher, clinician. Late registration fee waived so it would still be $50.
  • April 29 & 30 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference in Ashland, Oregon, with Cathy Moklebust, clinician. Late registration fee waived so it would still be $65.

See articles below for more details and links to registration.


 Phyllis Tincher, Communications Chair 

Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop
Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop
Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9
Simpson United Methodist Church
Pullman, Washington
Clinician: Phyllis Tincher
Phyllis Tincher  
     Come and join many others ringing five great pieces under the direction of Phyllis Tincher. The weekend begins with set-up Friday, April 8 in the late afternoon with the opening rehearsal at 7:00 pm. It continues Saturday beginning at 9:00 am and concludes with a concert for the community at 7:00pm.
      Cost is $50.00 per person. This includes all workshop activities plus lunch on Saturday.

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.

Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference
Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference
Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30
Ashland, Oregon
Guest Conductor: Cathy Moklebust
Some fresh faces join the "teaching staff" at Siskiyou Summit
     This year Mary Balkow, Kim Braswell, Brian Tervo share their wealth of knowledge with you. Mary Balkow has been directing handbell choirs for over 30 years, in both church and community settings. She brings her ringing experiences and music education training together to share with you: Handchimes...they are more than an oversized tuning fork and Rhythms-Soup to Nuts. Kim Braswell She has spent her life living by the words "Do what you love and you'll love what you do" pursuing a degree in Music Education and Handbells at University of Southern Mississippi ringing in and touring the world in Carillon Handbell Choir under the direction of Dr. Larry Smith. Kim shares her knowledge and love of handbells in a classes on: Articulations: everything you need to know and Bell Tree Ensembles "All Strung Up". Brian Tervo, the Area 10 past chair, has been ringing since 1989, founded and directs Emerald City Ringers and both church youth and adult choirs. He is a published composer/arranger and shares his great store of knowledge through: Basic Music Theory and Rehearsal Planning.
     Registration for the event will be $65/person if registered by March 1st, after March 1st registration will be $75/person. Click here for registration packet
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
FREE Handbell Tables!

     FREE!! 3 used Peery handbell tables, trapezoidal 60" x 70" x 30", with adjustable legs, and plastic music racks with aluminum brackets which slide into sockets in the table. The tables are padded, with the padding wrapped in muslin. Royal blue covers and skirting are included, as well as heavy black canvas zippered carry cases for each table. Canvas sleeves for the plastic racks are also included. The aluminum brackets have a 6" offset which places the music rack closer to the ringer, as if it were a 24" deep table.
     These are the heavy duty tables with welded support bracing for the legs. Each table has a large carry handle mounted underneath for easy carry even when inside the canvas carry case. The tables can be stored in the carry cases, folded, fully dressed and skirted.
    These tables will be donated to any tax-exempt organization who can arrange for their pickup in Billings, MT. Please contact C. Pierson,

Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference
 Sorry, but it was cancelled.

Youth Handbell Festival
Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival
Ellie Hodder & Barbara Walsh
"For the Love of Handbells"
Saturday, April 2
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Public concert at 5:00 pm
It will be in the Buchan Building of First Unitarian Church located on the corner of SW Salmon at 13th in downtown Portland.
This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America.
Big Sky Handbell Conference


Big Sky Handbell Conference

Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30

Salish Kootenai College

Joe McDonald Gymnasium

Pablo, MT (4 miles south of Polson) 


Clinician: David Harris



Director's Seminar: Friday, April 29, 1-3:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Polson, MT



Music Repertoire

Complete Information and Registration Packet


This event is endorsed 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.

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.
Wanted: Director for 5 octave choir
     The Bells of Sunriver in Sunriver, Oregon, will be looking for a director of their 5-octave, level 3 bell choir to start in the fall. Opportunities to direct in a rehearsal will happen in late April and early May. For further information plus the job description, contact Barbara Brocker at
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 payments for membership dues, contributions, and other invoices should be sent to our lockbox:

Handbell Musicians of America

PO Box 145400

Mail Location 521

Cincinnati, OH 45250


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 
Sunday, March 20 - 3:00 - 5:00 pm, "Handbells Plus." First Congregational Church, Anchorage. Led by Ella Saltonstall, Artistic Director of Isle Bells and Alaska State Chair for Handbell Musicians of America, this session will include ringing music approachable for all levels in a relaxed environment. Focus will be on dynamics, technique, and refining three Level 2 songs during the session. At 5:00 pm the "plus" will be pizza and salad for those that would like to finish with dinner. Please email Ella at to RSVP or for more information.
Idaho Events 

Friday, April 15 - 7:00 pm. Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist, in concert at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 3430 N Maple Grove, Boise. An offering will be taken to help provide chaplains at local retirement centers.

Saturday, April 23 - 3:00 pm, Community Presbyterian Church, 5391 E Main Street, King Hill. Concert by Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist. This concert is sponsored by the Presbytery of Boise.
Montana Events 
Friday, April 29 - 1:00 - 3:30 pm, Directors' Seminar with David Harris, First Presbyterian Church, Polson.
Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30 - Big Sky Handbell Conference, Salish Kootenai College, Joe McDonald Gymnasium, Pablo (4 miles south of Polson). David Harris, clinician. Music Repertoire. See article above for additional information.
Oregon Events 
Saturday, April 2 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival at First Unitarian Church, Portland. Click for additional information.

Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference with Cathy Moklebust, Ashland. See article above. Click for Music repertoire.
Washington Events 

Tuesday, March 8 - 7:30 pm. Benefit Concert by the Japanese Choir from Kinjo Guakin University at Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Avenue S, Des Moines. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Proceeds go to the Des Moines Food Bank and Handbell Ministry of Grace.

Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9 - Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop, Simpson United Methodist Church, Pullman. Phyllis Tincher, clinician. See article above. Click for Music Repertoire, Information, Registration.

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