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Vol. 5, Special Conference Edition                                                               
In This Issue
Board of Directors
2014 Area 10 Conference
Distinguished Service Award
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
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The Northwest Campanologist

Greetings Handbell Musicians.


     Over the past several months, through the Campanologist and on the Area 10 web site, we have been publishing information about the 2014 Area 10 Conference, "Musicality in Motion," scheduled for June 27-29 in Yakima.  I am pleased to announce that registration for this event is now open.

     We have made a number of changes to the conference format this year.  These changes were made based on your feedback from previous events and based on our own observations on how we felt this event could better meet the needs of everyone in Area 10.  I wanted to take this opportunity to outline some of the changes we have made.


 A "Classes Only" Registration Option
Perhaps the most notable change is that we no longer require everyone to register as a group in a Tins, Coppers, Bronze, or Youth ringing track.  While we still offer these tracks to full choirs and individuals, with this year's event, we are offering a second registration option which we believe makes the event more accessible to individuals and smaller ensembles.  A number of the classes we are offering were developed with smaller groups in mind, including the "Voila! We Are Ready To Perform!" sessions.  With each of these, participants will show up, receive music, pick a ringing position, and spend the next 3-hours preparing one or two pieces to share for another group at the end of the day.  These classes still provide individuals an opportunity to ring in a massed setting, but eliminate the need to purchase and prepare full choir music ahead of time which they may never be able to use on their own.  


 A Second Coppers Division

The past several Area 10 Conferences have attracted 400 or more participants.  Approximately � of these participants have typically registered for the Coppers division.  This led to crowded classrooms, crowded meal areas, and less opportunity to interact with the clinician.  With this year's event, we are offering both a Coppers I and a Coppers II ringing tracks.  The level of music selected for each of these Coppers tracks is comparable, and we expect Coppers choirs to make the choice based on music list, clinician, and classes offered while not in rehearsal.


The All-Star Choir

One challenge we have faced with every event is finding a way to meet the needs of the most advanced handbell musicians in our area.  One of the best things we can do for our most talented musicians is bring them together, let them share ideas, let them motivate each other, and let them perform with a higher degree of musicality.  The All-Star Choir will be a group of individuals who submit video-taped audition materials and are selected by David Harris to prepare and perform during the Saturday evening concert.  If you are interested in auditioning, information is available with the rest of our registration materials, and the deadline is February 15th.


 Longer Classes

At previous events, the class length was typically 50-60 minutes.  We found that for many class topics, this wasn't sufficient time to cover all the subject matter and/or give everyone enough time for hands-on participation.  Our drop-in classes have been extended to 90-minutes, and we are offering a number of 3-hour classes which will require pre-registration.  If you are interested in the pre-registered classes, we encourage you to register soon.  There is a class size limit for all pre-registered classes, and we will be filling the classes based on the order we receive the registration forms.


Massed Ringing

Our conference schedule is setup to use Friday and Saturday for classes and rehearsals for Tins/Coppers/Bronze/Youth ringing tracks.  On Sunday, we will bring everyone together for massed ringing and perform a public concert at the end of the day.  I am particularly excited about the Hallelujah Chorus, one of the pieces we've selected for massed ringing.  Typically, with massed ringing, we gather hundreds of people who read off the same piece of music.  In my opinion, this traditional approach to massed ringing underutilizes the musical potential of such a large ensemble.  The Hallelujah Chorus setting we will be using is written for six handbell choirs and takes into account the physical location of each part for antiphonal effects.  I believe we are the first to try this new concept of massed ringing, and I hope our performance provides inspiration to composers and to other areas to try something similar with their events.


     I am very excited to seeing these changes to our conference format in action, and hope they lay the groundwork for further improvements at future events.  I look forward to seeing all of you in Yakima at the end of June.


 Brian Tervo, Chair 

Area 10 Conference


"Musicality in Motion"

June 27-29

Yakima Convention Center

Yakima, Washington


All the information and registration forms for "Musicality in Motion" 2014 Area 10 Conference are below!  Please begin by reading  the Registration Information document before completing any forms. 


Registration Information

Ringing Track Registration Form

Classes Only Registration Form

Pre-Registered & Drop-In Class Descriptions

All-Star Choir Letter

All-Star Audition Form (deadline February 15)

Scholarship Application

Showcase Concert Opportunity

Music List



All of these documents and forms are also on the Area 10 website,



See you in Yakima! 

Area 10 Distinguished Service Award


     The Area 10 Board of Directors has developed an award program to show their gratitude to those who have given so much of their time and expertise to the advancement of handbell and handchime ringing in Area 10.  Nominations are being accepted until May 1, 2014.  The Award will be bestowed at the June 27-29, 2014 Area 10 Conference in Yakima, WA.


     Past recipients have been: Marcy Winter, Bobbie Benjamin, Marlene Anderson.


A nominee, living or deceased, ringer or director, 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.

     An anonymous committee of three Handbell Musicians of America Area 10 members, not currently serving on the Board of Directors, will review nominations and present the selection for Area 10 Board approval.  If you have any questions, please contact the Area 10 Chair-Elect, Diane Barnes at 541-708-0365 or

Nomination Form 

Alaska Events 


Your event or concert could be listed here! 
Idaho Events 


Saturday, February 1 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Boise Bell Bash at King of Glory Lutheran Church, Boise. Read through about 20 pieces of music, attend classes on 4-in-hand, weaving, and rhythm games, relax with rhythm bingo, meet other ringers in the greater Boise area, enjoy a great lunch. Only $17. Click for registration form.


Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Big Sky Handbell Conference in Idaho Falls. Guest clinician: Cathy Moklebust. Music Repertoire.

Montana Events 
Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Big Sky Handbell Conference in Idaho Falls, Idaho! Guest clinician: Cathy Moklebust. Music Repertoire.


Oregon Events 


February 27 - March 2, 2014 Distinctly Bronze West at the Doubletree Hotel, Portland. Jason Wells, Conductor.  


Friday, May 9 & Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland. Guest clinician: Fred Gramann. Contact Diane Barnes at

Washington Events 


Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Handbell musician Nancy Kirkner will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of Seattle Music Teachers' Association.  Topic:  Teaching music to the adult beginner. Creative Music Adventures, 4501 Interlake Ave North, Seattle. Open to the public. Free admission. More information at


Friday - Sunday, June 27-29, 2014 - Area 10 Handbell Conference, Musicality in Motion, Yakima Convention Center. See article above and visit our website,

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