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Vol. 3, No. 10                                                                                 October 2012

In This Issue
Board of Directors
Virtual Handbell Ensemble
2013 National Seminar
Greater Puget Sound
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
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Board of Directors

Chair - Brian Tervo

   15504 NE 52nd St

   Redmond, WA  98052
Chair Elect - Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR 97520

Secretary - Cyndy Patterson
   4080 Carlton Ave
   Central Point, OR  97502
Treasurer - Cindy McAfee
   2350 Larch Camp Rd
   Missoula, MT  59803
Past Chair - Dennis Dell
   3915 15th Ave S
   Great Falls, MT  59405
Alaska Chair
Idaho Chair - Barbara Mix
   1729 Dora Dr S
   Twin Falls, ID  83301

Montana Chair -Diane Hould
   142 3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474

Oregon Chair -
Washington Chair -
   Jennifer Vangolen
   4820 40th Ave SW Apt. B
   Seattle, WA  98116
Education Coordinator -
   Wendy McPhetres
   6073 Sycamore Ln
   Bremerton, WA  98311

Youth Coordinator -
Membership Chair -
   Shosh Meyer
   10390 SW Canyon Rd
   Beaverton, OR  97005

Campanologist Editor -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686

Web Master - Jim Dahlgran
   1440 Qattara
   Idaho Falls, ID  83404

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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the November issue of the Campanologist is
October 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
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     Thank you to all who took the time to vote for Area 10 officers. Congratulations to Diane Barnes, Chair Elect, and Cyndy Patterson, Secretary. The new board will be meeting October 5 and 6. If there is anything you wish the board to discuss, please contact a board member in the next couple of days. A list with email addresses and phone numbers is in the left column.
     Handbell Musicians of America is inviting all individuals and groups to be a part of the Virtual Handbell Ensemble. Check out the article below.

    Please send information about any handbell concerts or events you are planning so it can be publicized here. Also continue to forward this newsletter to other directors and ringers  you know, encouraging them to subscribe.

     Has your email address changed? It is very easy to update it for our newsletter. At the very bottom, there is a link to "update profile/email address." Simply click it and make the changes. 

Phyllis Tincher

Campanologist Editor

Virtual Handbell Ensemble


Virtual choir  

     Virtual Handbell Ensemble is an exciting new project of the Handbell Musicians of America, in which you will have the opportunity to perform a new work of music via video uploads.

      Misterium, by James Meredith, consists of 135 musical segments to be recorded separately by individuals and small groups of players from around the world over a seven month period and uploaded to the web. All of the segments will be assembled by the editing videographer and the composer into the final work to be premiered online in July, 2013.

     For a video introduction by Mr. Meredith and all the information you need to participate, please visit the project website by clicking the picture above or going to


2013 National Seminar in Portland, Oregon!!!


National Seminar logo Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar moves around the country each summer. In 2013, we are so fortunate to have it in Area 10 in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. The dates are July 24-27, 2013. Start making plans now to attend this exciting event. Keep watching for additional information.

2013 Greater Puget Sound Handbell ConferenceKath Wissinger  

     Save the date! The 2013 Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington. This event is open to all ringers - not just those in Washington! Our clinician for the massed ringing will be Kath Wissinger, and for the first time we will be having a bronze conference choir. (The bronze conference choir requires a separate application from the regular conference registration, and selected members will be assigned a position and prepare the repertoire prior to the conference on their own.)


     Registration will open soon - we hope to see you all in May!


2013 Greater Puget Sound Repertoire 


For additional information, please contact Jennifer Vangolen, Washington State Chair, at

2013 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference 
 Monica McGowen
May 3-4
Ashland Middle School
Ashland, Oregon
Guest clinician: Monica McGowen

     This year our guest clinician is Monica S. McGowan.  Monica S. McGowan took her music education background (Bachelor of Science, Music Education, Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska) and found her life's passion in handbells. More than a quarter century later, she is a ringer, director, clinician and conductor. Her career and experiences in handbells have included denominational work (Episcopal, Lutheran and Methodist) and an internationally recognized handbell ensemble (Twin Cities Bronze of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota). She now devotes her time to the Handbell Musicians of America, Coordinator and Faculty for the Week of Handbells at the International Music Camp Summer School of Fine Arts, and the Master Technician at Ringing Restorations. McGowan brings her extensive training, experience, enthusiasm and passion for handbells and handchimes to every forum and venue.

     The repertoire this year is loosely organized around the theme of "Our Journey;" there are some really nice pieces on the repertoire list. Again there will be two groups The Siskiyous and The Cascades along with the Massed group and an opportunity for those ringers who love a challenge and can ring Level 4 and 5 music to ring in the Bronze Conference Choir. Ellie Hodder will once again direct the BCC; remember that you will need to apply to be part of BCC and must learn your ringing position prior to arrival. Rehearsals for the BCC will begin Friday at 4:00 pm.

     Registration materials will be sent out in early January with a March 1st deadline for application to the Bronze Conference Choir. If you have any questions or would like registration materials sent electronically please contact Diane Barnes at


2013 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference Repertoire
 **The Journey Home, Paul McKlveen, L3, 3-7 Oct; flute or clarinet, sus. cymbal, triangle, GIA  6623; Instrument Parts  6623INST

**From Everlasting to Everlasting, Julie Turner, L3, 3-7 Oct, Sonology Music( pdf download

**Triumphant Journey, Cynthia Dobrinski, L3, 3-6 Oct; 3-6 Handchimes, Agape 2573



**Be Thou My Vision(Slane), Arnold Sherman, L2+, 3-6 Oct; cello and 2 C instruments, Agape 2492; Inst. Parts  2492P

**Deb's Song, John Behnke, L2+, 3-5 Oct; 3 Octaves Handchimes, AGEHR 35305



**Chanson Joyeuse, Julie Stitt, L3+; 3, 4 or 5 Oct; 2 Oct Handchimes, Choristers Guild 645

**Prelude on Thaxted, arr. Michael Helman, L3, 3-6 Oct; 3,4 or 5 Oct Handchimes, AGEHR 36045



**Shekerea Usafari! (Celebrate the Journey), by Cathy Moklebust; L4, 3 or 5 oct, Choristers Guild 513 Handbells part; 514 Full Score and Inst Parts

**Gwerzy, Armstrong, Dee & O'Snodaigh, Colm, arr. Hagen, Clint;
L5-,5 oct, Peal Publishing MPEPPCHB007


PDF file of Repertoire 

Alaska Events 


Spring 2013 - Isle Bells, a community handbell group on Kodiak Island, will be hosting David Harris of the Raleigh Ringers next spring for a weekend seminar and massed ringing. The probable dates are either the end of April or beginning of May. Isle Bells anticipates musicians from around the state will be interested in learning from Mr. Harris and ringing under his baton. Please contact Ella Saltonstall, Artistic Director of Isle Bells, at for more information.

Idaho Events 

Saturday, December 8 - 7:00 pm, Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Overland Road, Boise. The church's handbell choir presents their 2nd annual Christmas concert with guests Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist. An offering will be taken for the handbell ministry at the church and Ring Praise Music Ministry


 Sunday, December 9 - 4:00 pm, First Baptist Church, 221 E Linden Street, Caldwell. Carols of the Bells concert featuring Treasure Valley Bronze, homeschool choirs under the direction of Ruth Whitley, plus others.


Sunday, December 16 - 4:00 pm, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd Street S, Nampa. Bells of Christmas, 7th Annual "Kettle Koncert" for the Nampa Salvation Army. Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist, with special guests Treasure Valley Bronze. Free admission, offering will be taken for the Nampa Salvation Army. 

Montana Events 
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Oregon Events 


Saturday, October 13 - 7:30 pm. Bells of the Cascades will be performing with the renowned handbell duo, Handbells Unlimited! at Sisters Community Church, 1300 W. McKenzie Hwy, Sisters. No admission charge; donations accepted.


Sunday, October 14 - 1:30 pm. Bells of the Cascades will be performing with the renowned handbell duo, Handbells Unlimited! at First United Methodist Church of Bend, 680 Bond St, Bend. No admission charge; donations accepted.


Saturday, December 22 - 1:00 pm, Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist, at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Parish, Baker City. Freewill offering.


Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Workshop on Musicality for the Handbell Choir with Nancy Hascall, Sunriver. See article above. Contact Barbara Brocker at or 541-593-7396. 

Washington Events 


Thursday, October 4 - noon - 1:00 pm. Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. Music of British composers, including Purcell, Howells, Elgar, and Vaughan Williams. Seattle Art Museum Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle. In conjunction with the exhibit "Going for Gold."  Free admission to museum and concert.


Saturday, October 13 - Introduction to Handbells taught by Nancy Kirkner. St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Shoreline.  In the morning (9:30 am-noon), learn about handbells as an instrument, ringing, and damping. In the afternoon (1:00-4:00 pm), learn about handbell-specific techniques and notation. The hands-on workshop is open to all adults; no prior experience is required. Teens may attend with permission of the instructor. Cost for the workshop is $20 for a half day or $35 for the full day. Pre-registration is required by October 8th. Email Nancy for a registration form or more information:


Friday and Saturday, October 19-20 - Alliance of Christian Musicians 6th Annual Church Musician Symposium, Faith Presbyterian Church, 620 S Shirley Street, Tacoma. Includes a handbell track with Martha Alford from Pennsylvania. Questions? Contact Ron Bechtel, or (253) 278-7595.


Friday, October 19 - 7:30 pm, Hymn Festival at Faith Presbyterian Church, 620 S Shirley Street, Tacoma. Free.


Saturday, October 20 - 4:00 pm, Handbell Recital at Faith Presbyterian Church, 620 S Shirley Street, Tacoma. Free.


Sunday, December 9 - 7:00 pm. The Raven Ringers from Forest Ridge School join with the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra for "Snowflake Season," a combined concert of holiday music for handbells and orchestra. At the Meydenbauer Center Theater (11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue). $15 for adults, $12 students and seniors; tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at


Tuesday, December 11 - 7:00 pm. Forest Ridge School's three high school handbell choirs present their annual holiday concert in the school's chapel (4800 139th Ave. SE, Bellevue), directed by Ron Mallory. The school's vocal choir will also perform. Suggested donation $5 at the door. Directions at


Saturday, May 18, 2013 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference with Kath Wissinger, guest clinician. See article above. For additional information, contact Jennifer Vangolen, Washington State Chair, at

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