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Vol. 5, No. 11                                                                            November 2014

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Snake River Conference
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Greater Puget Sound
Youth Festival
Big Sky Conference
National Office Contacts
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Canada Events
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Virtuoso is Back!

June 12-14, 2015


Raleigh, North Carolina

Conductor: Dr. William Payn


Virtuoso was created by The Raleigh Ringers as an opportunity for a small group of advanced ringers to participate in a professional performance experience, under the baton of renowned conductor Dr. William Payn. The three-day event will include all aspects of preparing for and presenting a formal concert, culminating in a performance on a concert stage as special guests during The Raleigh Ringers' Spring Concert at Meymandi Concert Hall.


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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 - open
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 -
   Micki Mennet-Martin
   PO Box 116
   Asotin, WA  99402
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
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Communications Chair -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686
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   Rainier, OR 97048


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     As we get ready for Christmas next month, let's not forget that Thanksgiving is later this month. Appreciate your fellow handbell musicians? Thank them for their dedication. Had a great rehearsal? Thank everyone. An attitude of gratitude will help relieve stress.


     There are several conferences coming up this spring all across Area 10. Find one close by for you and your choir to attend. It is always exciting to ring under various clinicians and network with all the other musicians.


     Please forward this 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 

From the Chair's computer ...


     It seems that I have just turned around and October has turned into November. Most of us are two solid months into our ringing season, we have already played at a worship service or two and have begun working on Advent and Christmas Music. We probably have developed tunnel vision, focused on getting through the "anthems" that we forget about the need to develop our ringer's skills at our rehearsals. I know I want to grow my choirs to the next level of ringing but if I don't teach and drill a new skill my choir may never get there and will find their time during rehearsals full of frustration, never feeling comfortable with the anthem we will offer to the congregation. Therefore, this ringing season, I have resolved to set aside 5 minutes at the beginning of rehearsal to work on a skill that the ringers will need to master for a piece we are working up. It is a tough discipline as a director to keep up each week (I have slipped up) but one that the ringers will appreciate in the long run as they grow and find that it becomes easier to learn and master a new handbell work. I encourage you to make this resolution and if you find it hard to carve out a bit of rehearsal time for skill development why not get together with a few local choirs for a ringing retreat on a Saturday morning working on skill development through exercises and application in works that the choirs are planning on playing sometime during the ringing season.


     Also, another opportunity to stretch your ringers skills are through participation in the many handbell conferences and festivals being offered around Area 10 this coming winter and spring. These events allow ringers to experience a new conductor during the massed ringing sessions, new skills at the workshops and a chance to meet and learn from ringers from difference choirs. Check out the events that are happening around Area 10 next February, March, April and May-you should find an event within a 3-5 hour drive from your location that your choir can participate in taking a step forward towards the next level.




     If you have ideas and suggestions about how Area 10 can better meet your needs as a ringer and director-Please contact

Diane Barnes (,

Diane Hould (, or

Brian Tervo (

with your ideas about: venues for events, classes that you want to see offered, type of ringing event, the cost of an event, length of the event, the distance you would travel to attend an event, and any other factors that come into play when you are deciding to attend an event. The more input we have from you, the ringer or director, the better we (the board) can plan events to meet the needs of the ringing community.   

Diane Barnes 
2015 Snake River Handbell Conference



February 6-7, 2015

Central Gym

1415 5th Street South

Nampa, Idaho

Guest Clinician: Jason Krug



     This will be Jason's first time in Idaho. Let's give him a big Idaho/Area 10 welcome by attending the FIRST Snake River Handbell Conference.



     Registration for the event will be $55/person if registered by December 15th; after December 15th registration will be $65/person. For additional information, contact Phyllis Tincher, or 208-989-2811.


Conference Information

 Registration Form 

Music Repertoire

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.

2015 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference



May 1-2, 2015

Ashland Oregon

Guest Clinician: Larry Sue

"Water Music"


      Larry will conduct the Massed Ringing and both The Siskiyous and Cascades groups. Ellie Hodder will once again conduct the Bronze Conference Choir. Bronze Conference Choir is by application; rehearsals will begin 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. 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.


 Music Repertoire 


2015 Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference


May 15 & 16, 2015
Green River Community College
Auburn, Washington

Clinician: Michael Glasgow



     The Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference is open to full choirs, partial choirs and individuals. If you don't have a full choir - or don't have a choir at all - you can still participate. We can place individual ringers in choirs with openings. We also invite your ensemble or choir to perform in the Final Concert on Saturday. This is a great opportunity to showcase your group and perform in front of the best audience you could ever hope for - your fellow handbell ringers!


     The conference repertoire is now available - hopefully you will find some of these selections will also fit in your ringing opportunities throughout the year. Complete registration details will be available in January 2015. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Micki Mennet-Martin at


Music Repertoire  

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America. 

Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival


Ron Mallory


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Westminster Chapel

Bellevue, WA

Guest Clinician: Ron Mallory



     Calling all youth: Join the Emerald City Ringers on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue for a day of ringing and learning with clinician Ron Mallory. Music list is below - contact Bell Buggy Express ( for special festival pricing. Registration materials coming soon - registrations received by February 14 will be $55/person.

     Contact Colin Walker,, for more information.

Music Repertoire

This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America.

2015 Big Sky Handbell Conference



  April 24 & 25, 2015

Carroll College

1601 N Benton Ave

Helena, MT


Clinician: Lee Afdahl


  Music Repertoire 

This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America. 

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

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Mail Location 521

Cincinnati, OH 45250


All other correspondence should be sent to:

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Alaska Events 


Your event or concert could be listed here! 
Idaho Events 


Sunday, December 7 - 6:00 pm, Carols of the Bells concert featuring various handbell groups in Caldwell and Greenleaf. Location TBA.
Sunday, December 14 - 4:00 pm, 9th annual Bells of Christmas "Kettle Koncert" with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist. It will be in Jewett Auditorium at The College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell. An offering will be taken for the Nampa and Caldwell Salvation Army.

Friday & Saturday, February 6 & 7, 2015 - Snake River Handbell Conference, Jason Krug, clinician. Central Gym, Nampa. See article above for additional information.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 7:00 pm, Snake River Handbell Conference concert, Central Gym, 1415 5th Street South, Nampa. 
Montana Events 
Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25, 2015 - 2015 Big Sky Handbell Conference, Carroll College, 1601 N Benton Ave, Helena. Music Repertoire.
Oregon Events 


Sunday, December 7 - 8:30 - 11:30 am. Scandinavian Breakfast Handbell Fund Raiser. This festive and delicious event started as a 1989 - one time only - fund raiser breakfast. But after people tasted the fresh off the griddle thin Swedish pancakes, well, here we are getting ready for our 25th anniversary. All you can eat pancakes (toppings include Swedish lingonberries), a generous slice of ham, fresh fruit and all the Lutheran coffee or juice you can drink. Admission is by donation. Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 10390 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton. Contact: Shosh Meyer, 503-644-9148.


Sunday, December 7 - 1:00 pm, Westminster Concert Bells presents A Christmas Celebration featuring the Westminster Chancel Choir in selections for bells and voices. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock Street, Portland. A free-will offering will be received.


Saturday, December 13 - 7:00 to 8:30 pm - Concert: Jingle All the Way, Portland. Join Bells of the Cascades and guest performers Marian Singers from St. Mary's Academy! Suggested donation of $10 at the door; no one will be turned away because of an inability to pay. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland. Learn more and get directions: 


Saturday, December 13 - 7:00 pm, Holiday Handbell Concert, First Unitarian Church, SW 12th at Main Street, Portland. Chalice Bells and Pacific Ringers team for a wonderful evening of holiday music and readings. Elevator accessibility. Details: or


Sunday, December 14 - 6:00 pm; Exaltation Handbell Ensemble of St. Matthew will join the Big Horn Brass for their annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, September 14. Exaltation warms up the full house from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and Big Horn takes over at 6:30 p.m. A Christmas dessert intermission is held in the fellowship hall. Cost Contact: Shosh Meyer, 503-644-9148.


Sunday, December 21 - 3:00 pm; Minister of Music and Worship, Eduardo Charbonnier, has put together a glorious musical package for the community just as Christmas approaches. Along with the Christmas musical "What A Glorious Night" by Bradley Knight and Dale Mathews, Eduardo is including individual selections by: full orchestra and instrumental soloists; performance organist, Dan Miller, on a concert Rodgers organ; the Exaltation Handbell Ensemble; and the combined voices of the "Festival Choir." Cost:  Free. Place: Sanctuary of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 10390 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton. Contact: Shosh Meyer, 503-644-9148.


Saturday, January 10 - 2:00 pm, Concert by the handbell choirs of Pendleton under the direction of Phyllis Tincher. First Presbyterian Church, 201 SW Dorian Ave, Pendleton. A free-will offering will be received. Choirs performing are Bells of Joy (First Presbyterian), Bells of Peace (Peace Lutheran), and Celebration Ringers (First Christian).


Sunday, January 11 to Sunday, January 17, 2015 - The thirteenth annual handbell cruise: Twice the Fun! Bells of the Cascades' seven-day Caribbean cruise will for the first time feature two clinicians, Stephanie Wiltse and Michael J. Glasgow, plus the Handbells Unlimited! duo. Join us as we sail Holland America ms Eurodam from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, through the blue waters of the Caribbean to the ports of Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and the private island Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. The days we're not in port, you'll be making music with two distinguished and well-known, handbell clinicians, Stephanie Wiltse and Michael J. Glasgow. Solo and ensemble ringers will also have the opportuntity to be coached by Beth Davidson and David Jordan of Handbells Unlimited! A lucky auditioned few will also get the chance to perform with Beth and David. Tickets are still available, and start at $935 for an inside cabin. Learn more and register for your winter handbell cruise in the Caribbean:


Friday & Saturday, May 1 & 2, 2015 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Larry Sue, clinician, Ashland. See article above for additional information.  

Washington Events 


Sunday, November 23 - 2:00 pm, Emerald City Ringers will present a FREE public concert at the Bellevue Downtown Library.


International Artists Carillon, directed by Mark Andersen, concert schedule:

Sunday, November 23 - 3:00 pm, Our Redeemer Episcopal in Kenmore, 6211 NE 182nd Street, Kenmore.

Sunday, December 7 - 3:00 pm, Thirteenth Church in Lake City (Seattle), 3500 NE 125th Street, Seattle.

Sunday, December 14 - 3:00 pm, Festival of the Nativities in Bellevue, 15205 SE 28th Street, Bellevue.

Tuesday, December 16 - 12:00 pm, Daniels Recital Hall, 5th Avenue & Marion Street, Seattle.

Sunday, December 21 - 2:00 pm, Resurrection Lutheran in Des Moines, 134 S 206th St, Des Moines.


Concerts by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, and Janet Anderson, piano. Beloved carols along with lesser-known works by John Ireland, Percy Grainger, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, and classical pieces based on folk tunes and plainsong. More information at

Thursday, December 4 - noon-1:00 pm. Seattle Art Museum Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle. Free and open to the public. Free museum admission (first Thursday).  

Sunday, December 7 - noon-2:00 pm.  Pacific Place Atrium, 600 Pine Street, Seattle. Free. Please drop by.

Sunday, December 14 - 3:00-4:30 pm.  United Methodist Church of Anacortes, 2201 H Avenue, Anacortes. Presented by the Anacortes Arts Foundation. Ticket information at


Saturday, December 6 - 4:00 pm, Emerald City Ringers presents Noel, a holiday tradition for the whole family. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th St, Kirkland. Suggested donation at the door. 


Rainier Ringers presents Christmas Traditions - traditional favorites of the Christmas season including Jingle Bell Rock, Silver Bells, White Christmas, and more.

Saturday, December 6 - 7:00 pm, Lacey Presbyterian Church, 3045 Carpenter Road, Lacey.

Friday, December 12 - 7:30 pm, Mormon Church (LDS), 246 Semanski St., Enumclaw.

Saturday, December 13 - 7:00 pm, Tacoma Community College Auditorium (Bldg. 2), 6500 S. 12th Street, Tacoma.


Tuesday, December 9 - 7:00pm; Holiday concert featuring the high school handbell choirs of Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, directed by Ron Mallory. The school's vocal choir will also perform. In the Forest Ridge School Chapel (4800 139th Ave. SE, Bellevue). Tickets $10 at the door or in advance online at 


 Saturday, January 17 - 1:00 pm. Join the Emerald City Ringers for a Read & Ring! Come and ring this spring's Greater Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival, along with some other old and new favorites. This event will be held at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Ave NE in Bellevue. Limited quantities of music will be available for purchase at the event. Registration is $5 per person. Email Colin Walker,, for more information or to register.


Saturday, March 21, 2015 -  Emerald City Ringers presents the 2015 Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival. Join clinician Ron Mallory and youth handbell choirs from around the Northwest at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue.  See the article above. Contact Colin Walker,, for more information.


Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16, 2015 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference, Michael Glasgow, clinician. Green River Community College, Auburn. See article above for additional information. 

Canada Events 

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