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Vol. 1, No. 6 October 2010
In This Issue
Handchime Loan Program
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Youth Festival
Big Sky Festival
Siskiyou Summit
GPS Festival
Glacier Ring Recap
Alaska Cruise Recap
Idaho Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Handchime Loan Program
Area 10 has seven
3-octave sets of handchimes with curriculum and music that are loaned to schools for a year. Here is where the chimes are for the 2010-2011 school year.
Julie Cron
Ketchikan High School
Ketchikan, AK

Holly Crawley
Midway Elementary
Menan, ID
Tara Buscher
Madrona Elementary School
Grants Pass, OR

Frank Craig
Scio School District 95-C
Scio, OR

Sheran Ramey
Bernice Vossbeck Elementary
Lynden, WA

Laura Higgins
Soundview School
Lynnwood, WA
Board of Directors
Chair - Dennis Dell
3915 15th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405
Chair Elect - Brian Tervo
15504 NE 52nd St
Redmond, WA 98052
Secretary - Angie Barbosa
1715 S Linda Vista Ave
Boise, ID 83709
Treasurer - Cindy McAfee
2350 Larch Camp Rd
Missoula, MT 59803
Past Chair - Scott Barker
2514 166th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98008
Alaska Chair -
Idaho Chair - Barbara Mix
1729 Dora Dr S
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Montana Chair -
Oregon Chair - Diane Barnes
479 Drager
Ashland, OR 97520
Washington Chair -
Wendy McPhetres
6073 Sycamore Ln
Bremerton, WA 98311
Education Coordinator -
Youth Coordinator -
Sharon Kirry
3007 79th Ave Ct NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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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Only 84 days left to rehearse before Christmas Eve! I was in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee after Labor Day and stayed at The Inn at Christmas Place. In the elevator there was a countdown till Christmas. Thought I'd toss the number out to all of you!
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Phyllis Tincher
Campanologist Editor
Have you reached your "Pinnacle"?
As incoming Chair of Area 10, I had the opportunity to attend the national AGEHR event, "Pinnacle," this past summer in Nashville, Tennessee and feel compelled to report back to our membership. My previous national experience was attending a National Director's Seminar in Dallas, Texas which was totally awesome, but "Pinnacle" managed to surpass it by greatest expectations - four full days of classes, rehearsals, concerts and workshops too numerous to attend. I did attend 14 of the 15 concerts available and got to hear the likes of Agape Ringers, Raleigh Ringers, Velocity Quartet, Music City Bronze, Westminster Ringers, Twin City Bronze, Arkansas State University Ringers, East Texas Handbell Ensemble, Houston Bronze, Circle City Ringers, Anacrusis Handbell Ensemble, Vivace, Fort�, Sonos, Embellish, Virginia Bronze, Hands on Bronze, Golden Bells of Atlanta, Vibr�, etc. The first three groups listed have been a part of Area 10 events in the past. Each brought a high level of performance for us to hear. These concerts provided members from our Area who attended with ideas for future events (i.e. 2012 Area Conference).
Two ensembles new to me were very exciting. Fort� from Colorado Springs was an exciting quartet that presented us with new possibilities for small ensemble performance. Vivace from Aibonito, Puerto Rico set new levels of achievement for me to try to attain with my own choir. This group ranged in age from 14 to 22 and most had multiple years of handbell ringing starting at age 6-8. We thought that El Cumbanchero was a fantastic closing number, but their encore of Fiddle Faddle by Leroy Anderson was truly spectacular! Every ringer in AGEHR should have the chance to hear this group. The ringers attending also greatly enjoyed Arnold Sherman's group, East Texas Handbell Ensemble, which boasted former Area 10 Chair, Jayne Brown.
The event also featured fantastic solo performances from the likes of Heather Keith, Michael Lamb, Susan Carscaden-Mifsud, Sue Garton and our own Nancy Hascall. Every day we were surrounded by the fine teaching of such notables as: Christine Anderson, Kathie Fink, Deborah Carr, Michael Glasgow, Tim Waugh, Michael Joy, Kevin McChesney, David Weck, Stephanie Wiltse and certainly not to forget the conductors/teachers: William Payn, William Griffin, Hart Morris, Arnold Sherman and Jason Wells. Can I say more?
As always, I left this event ready to meet new challenges, invigorated to continue my own development both as a teacher and player and seeking to get more people involved in the exciting world of handbells! All I can really say is that until you attend events like this - YOU AIN"T SEEN NOTHIN" YET and YOUR PINNACLE IS STILL A SMALL SPOT ON THE HORIZON!
Dennis Dell
Area 10 Chair
Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival
Friday & Saturday
March 25-26, 2011
Pine Lake Covenant Church
Sammamish, WA
Kath Wissinger, clinician
Music list is in the September issue of the Campanologist and on our website,, along with registration information.
2011 Big Sky Festival - Missoula, Montana
The 2011 Big Sky Festival will be held on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at Sentinel High School in Missoula. We will have the honor of working with a wonderful clinician - ARNOLD SHERMAN.
Arnold has not determined the festival repertoire as of today but I expect the list to come at any time. I know you are counting on having the music list just as soon as possible in order to use your budgeted dollars wisely. To be on an email list to receive the music list as soon as it is available, please make sure I have your current email address. We are looking forward to seeing you at Big Sky Festival 2011 in Missoula.
Cindy McAfee
406-552-2017 (c)
406-549-8171 (h)
Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland, Oregon
May 6-7, 2011
"Plays Well with Others"
Michael Glasgow will be our guest conductor for the weekend and Bells of the Cascades will present a mini concert on Friday evening after our Massed Rehearsal with some of the members of BOC teaching the classes on Saturday. The theme "Plays Well with Others" refers to the fact that the repertoire chosen for this weekend includes additional instrumentation in the arrangements. Michael is a dynamic, energizing conductor who connects well with people and music,. He burst onto the handbell scene several years ago bringing fresh ideas and energy to everything he has participated in. Registration materials will be available in early 2011.
Contact Diane Barnes at for more information. Below is the repertoire for the 2011 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference; we are once again trying the Group A and Group B division of the choirs in an attempt to keep the groups close in size keeping the class size reasonable for all.

Dies Irae (Michael J. Glasgow), 3-6 octaves bells (with optional F2),
2 octaves chimes, optional oboe and cello Choristers Guild CGB682
(Handbell Score) and CGB681 (Full Score/Parts). Will be available by
December 1, 2010
Jerusalem, My Happy Home (Cathy Moklebust), 3-5 octaves bells,
3 octaves chimes, optional flute, cello, percussion, Level 3,
Choristers Guild CGB632 (Handbell Score) and CGB631
(Full Score/Parts)
Simple Dance (Michael J. Glasgow), 2-3 or 4-6 octaves bells
(compatible editions), optional "fiddle-style" violin, Level 2+,
Choristers Guild CGB638 (4-6 octave score) and CGB637
(2-3 octave score)
Wade in the Water
(Sandra Eithun), 3-5 octaves bells, optional finger
snaps and tambourine, Level 3, Lorenz 20/1416L
Fantasy on Kingsfold (H.D. Wagner), 3-6 octaves bells, 3 octaves
chimes Level 2+, Hope Publishing HP2134
Deep River (Hart Morris), 3-5 octaves bells, optional oboe and cello,
Level 3-, Ring Out! Press RO3249
Joy and Elation (Cynthia Dobrinski), 3-5 octaves bells, optional flute,
Level 2+, Hope Publishing HP2457 (Handbell Score) and HP2457F
(Flute Score)
Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival - 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Green River Community College
Auburn, WA
Clinician: Debbie Rice
Cost: $40, includes lunch
Music List
Fanfare Festiva (Werner), LV 2+, 2-3 oct. CGB526; 3-5 oct CGB527.
Psalm of Gladness (McChesney), LV 1, 3-5 oct, CGB394.
Light of Peace (Bigham & Hakes), LV 3, 3-6 oct, FM20178.
Laudamus (Sherman), LV 3, 3-5 oct, 201309L.
Celebrate with Joy (Dobrinski), LV 3-, 3-6 oct, 20/1245L.
Festive Bell Flourish (Barrow), LV 2+, 3-5 oct, AG35268.
America the Beautiful (Sherman), LV 4, 3-6 oct, Handbell part
RRHB0002, Full Score RRFS002, Brass RRBP002.
More information on area website, or email Wendy McPhetres at
Glacier Ring with Cathy!

Cathy Moklebust was the featured clinician for 30 ringers in the beautiful capital city of Juneau, Alaska. Resurrection Lutheran Church and Chapel by the Lake hosted the handbell workshop held September 17-18. Three ringers came down from Anchorage to add to the fun.

The workshop included two 3 hour mass ringing rehearsals in the morning and afternoon and individual coaching sessions with both Resurrection Lutheran and the Chapel by the Lake bell choirs, closing with a public demonstration of Cathy's selections plus the coaching pieces. It was greatly appreciated by our audience of bell groupies and family members.

The three pieces of her music exhibited were:

Calming Peace, Choristers Guild, CGB438

'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, Choristers Guild, CGB155

Come, Let Us Eat, Choristers Guild, GCB152

The ringers said that Cathy was a wonderful teacher and they have been charged up and are ready for a great ringing year. Now we have to start thinking about when to hold the next one!

'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime is a piece Cathy wrote for her husband, David, (who was here with her). They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary here in Juneau.

Gillian Hays

Bells of the Cascades - Alaska cruise
Bells of the Cascades with clinician Dr. William Payn
BOC fall cruise

More than 130 handbell ringers from around the world (yes, there were ringers from Scotland and England) joined Bells of the Cascades in August for a cruise to Alaska while enjoying the ringing of handbells. Highlights of the cruise included the natural beauty of the inland passage while experiencing incredible music-making. Ports of call were Juneau, Ketchikan, and Skagway which were enjoyed with glorious sunny weather amidst the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm provided close-up views of calving glaciers, waterfalls, and whale and other wildlife watching.
Dr. William Payn was the clinician for the cruise. He worked with two separate handbell groups preparing them for a closing concert attended by about 100 non-ringing cruisers. Each group performed three pieces that they rehearsed throughout the week. In addition, a "beginner" group was formed for anyone interested in learning to ring handbells; their final performance was appreciated by all. For those interested, workshops on special techniques, memorization, etc., were available. In addition, Bells of the Cascades organized lunch group "table topics" where ringers could join in conversation. And early Friday morning Bells of the Cascades performed their concert in the Vista Lounge.
Under the leadership of Nancy Hascall, ensembles were formed and coached for their special concert during the week. More than eight individual ensembles were formed-some meeting for the first time on the cruise. It was apparent they were having a good time working in their small groups perfecting ensemble skills and making music.
Bells of the Cascades will soon plan its twelfth cruise. Be on the lookout for the announcement and start saving now to join them. You won't be sorry.

Bells of the Sound auditions

Bells of the Sound, a community handbell choir in Seattle, Washington, is holding auditions for prospective new members on Sunday, October 17. If you are interested in auditioning for us and would like to schedule an audition time, or if would like more information, please contact Elliot Lewis at

Idaho Events
Ring Praise Music Ministry concert tour to Southern/Eastern Idaho, Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist and Sean Rogers, pianist:
Thursday, October 28 - 7:00 pm, location tba, hopefully Jerome. Click the link above to check for more information.
Friday, October 29 - 7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 2100 Burton Ave, Burley.
Saturday, October 30 - 7:00 pm, Community Presbyterian Church, 47 West Third North Street, St. Anthony.
Sunday, October 31 - 10:00 am worship service, Community Presbyterian Church, 111 West First North Street, Rigby.
Sunday, October 31 - 4:30 pm, Living Waters Presbyterian Church, 821 East Main, Wendell.
Sunday, December 5 - 3:00 pm, "Carols of the Bells" Christmas Concert, Caldwell Christian Church, 3207 E Ustick Road, Caldwell. Featuring a variety of handbell choirs and ensembles.
Friday, December 17 - 7:00 pm, Bells of Christmas Concert (5th Annual Kettle Koncert), Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St S, with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist and Sean Rogers, pianist. Treasure Valley Bronze Handbell Choir will also perform. Offering will be taken for the Nampa Salvation Army.
Oregon Events

Saturday, October 2 - 7:30 pm at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 Southshore Blvd, Lake Oswego. Concert with Nancy Hascall, handbell soloist; Barbara Brocker, bell tree soloist and Ruben Mendoza, handbell soloist. This is a benefit for "Hard Times Suppers," a program serving Wednesday night meals for homeless and low income people in SE Portland. For additional information, contact Nanch Hascall at or Barb Brocker at

Sunday, December 5 - 4:00 pm. The Covenant Bell Choir of Lake Grove Presbyterian Church 11th "Bells 'n Brass" Christmas Concert, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive in Lake Oswego. Our guest artists are the members of the Oregon Symphony Brass Quintet who will share the concert repertoire with the Covenant Bell Choir. As always there will be selections featuring both sacred and secular holiday favorites. It's their gift to you so come, relax and enjoy the gift of music. For questions call Leanne Bilstrom at 503-636-4154.
Washington Events
Sunday, October 3 - 7:30 pm at Church of the Good Shepherd, 805 SE Ellsworth Rd, Vancouver. Concert with Nancy Hascall, handbell soloist; Barbara Brocker, bell tree soloist and Ruben Mendoza, handbell soloist. This is a benefit for Sharehouse in Vancouver which assists displaced families. For additional information, contact Nancy Hascall at or Barb Brocker at
Sunday, November 28 - 4:00 pm, Emerald City Ringers Winter Concert, Daniels Recital Hall, 811 Fifth Ave (corner of 5th & Marion), downtown Seattle. Directed by Brian Tervo, featuring choir and ensembles. Suggested donation $10/adult or pay as able. For further information call 425-485-6743 or visit our website at

Bells of the Sound presents "The Sound of Christmas":
Friday, December 3 - 7:30 pm, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island.
Sunday, December 5 - 4:00 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th Street SW, Lynnwood.
Friday, December 10 - 7:30 pm, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Avenue SW, Seattle.
Saturday, December 11 - 7:00 pm, Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, 403 S Summit Avenue, Bremerton.
Sunday, December 12 - 4:00 pm, Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70th Street, Seattle.
Saturday, December 11 - 7:00 pm, Bells of the Desert Holiday Concert, "Ringing the Stories of Christmas," Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Dr, Richland. Designated charity - The Reading Foundation. Please bring a new or gently used children's book to the concert.
Friday & Saturday, March 25-26, 2011 - Youth Festival at Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish (near Issaquah) with guest clinician Kath Wissinger. Click here for a flyer.
Saturday, May 21, 2011 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Festival, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA. Clinician: Debbie Rice. $40, includes lunch. Contact Wendy McPhetres,
Mid May, 2011 - "Desert Ring" in the Tri-Cities (Richland). Bells of the Sound will offer a workshop including a mass ring, followed by a workshop concert and an evening concert given by Bells of the Sound. Stay tuned for more information.
I am always open to feedback on this newsletter. Don't forget to send information about Christmas concerts.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10 AGEHR