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Vol. 7, No. 4                                                                                     April 2016

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Around the Area
Area 10 Ad Hoc Choir
Handchime Loan Program
New Members
Inland Northwest Workshop
Siskiyou Summit Conference
Big Sky Conference
Youth Share Music
International Symposium
Sound Effects Youth Track
Director Wanted
Table Covers
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 - Ann Pomazal
   7848 SE Cypress Ave
   Milwaukie, OR  97267
   503-534-1336 (home)
   503-539-4546 (cell)
Washington Chair -
Education Coordinator -
   Wendy McPhetres
   6073 Sycamore Ln
   Bremerton, WA  98311
Youth Coordinator -
Membership Chair -
   Betty Harter
   1030 SW Jefferson St  #743
   Portland, OR  97201
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 May issue of the Campanologist is
April 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
Please update your profile/email address following the link at the bottom of the newsletter. This will give you the opportunity to select various regions of our area so we can send you information about events and concerts close to home. You may change this information at any time.
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     Many groups are giving spring concerts. Check out the listings for each state and see if one is close to you. It is always nice to support other choirs.


     There are also some upcoming conferences: Inland Northwest, Siskiyou Summit, and Big Sky. Are you registered?


     Please forward this newsletter 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 ...
     Earlier this year there had been some inquiries about the biennial Area 10 Conference for 2016. The biennial conference has been moved to the ODD numbered years and will take place in 2017 and in following ODD numbered years. The reasons for moving to the ODD numbered years are: 1) We wanted to allow for individuals and choirs in Area 10 to participate in the 17th International Handbell Symposium in Vancouver BC and not to have to choose between the Area conference and the Internal Symposium 2) the reason for states west of the Mississippi to hold an Area conference on the EVEN numbered years no longer exists, and by moving to ODD numbered years individuals/choirs who might want to attend an Area 12, Area 11 or Area 7 summer festival can make that decision with out having to choose between Area 10 and another Area.
     Planning for the 2017 Area 10 Conference is under way. The event will be held July 7-9 at Oregon State University, Corvallis OR. We will be using their conference facilities for ringing and workshops, and offering campus housing with all meals provided by the university food services. Corvallis is located about a half hour drive from the I-5 corridor and an hour from Newport, on the Oregon Coast, making this a great vacation destination for the whole family-whether or not they ring.
     Our "Out of Area" guest conductor is Jason Wells, directing the massed pieces and a Bronze Conference Choir open to ringers by application. Our "In Area" guest conductor is Brian Tervo, directing the Division Choirs. Special guests will be Area 10's own Handbells Unlimited! the duet ensemble of Beth Davidson and David Jordan. They will be leading an Ensemble Ringing Track on Friday the 7th and present a concert that evening. Watch our web page and this publication for more details about the 2017 Area 10 Conference in the coming months.
Diane Barnes
Around the Area and Beyond...

     April brings conferences in Montana, Oregon and Washington. It is not too late to participate in any of these events. July 26-30 is the International Handbell Symposium in Vancouver, BC.
     The Second Annual Coppers' Classic is scheduled for Oct 14-16 with Ellie Hodder conducting. Registration is open! All the information is on our website.

Area 10 Ad Hoc Choir to attend International Symposium

     This coming July, 24 ringers will be traveling to Vancouver, BC to represent Area 10 at the International Handbell Symposium. When the location was announced for the International Symposium, the need was felt to have a strong presence and support shown from Area 10. Therefore, the board decided to form an ad hoc choir so those not ringing with a full choir would have a group to ring with. An application process was developed and sent out, and  soon the applications were flooding in! Almost all the ringers are from Area 10, with a few ringers being friends or past residents who have since moved to other areas.
     Some ringers, like Wes Whitley have attended an International Symposium before. He shared this memory: "We still recount stories from the 1996 symposium remembering all the different choirs, nationalities, languages and diversity of music. You would never forget rehearsal sessions in three languages, sharing with ringers from different countries over dinner, and the warm fellowship that you find with other campanologists. With the 2016 event being close to home it was an easy decision for us to sign up again." 
     Several ringers are excited for the comradery of ringing with new friends. Barb Brocker, who will be ringing with us and also presenting a workshop at the symposium says, "I'm looking forward to meeting and playing with a whole new bunch of ringers from all over the Northwest." Fellow Montanan Wendy Goodheart shared, "I am so excited for the International Festival. It will be an eye opening experience to see choirs from other states as well as from other countries!"
     We will be sending a full five octave choir plus a 4 ½ octave choir to Vancouver to ring exciting and challenging music. As is the pattern for international symposia, music is chosen to represent the different cultures attending and conductors from across the globe will be leading us. The schedule also allows time for workshops, concerts, socializing and sightseeing. We are excited for the opportunity to ring with others from around the world, sharing the thing that unites us: great handbell music. As ringer Sharon Kirry states, "I love meeting people from different cultures and hearing the different languages spoken. We all unite through the medium of music so we then all speak the same language!"
  Diane Hould
Chair-elect, Area 10
Handchime Loan Program

handchimes Area 10 has seven 3-octave sets of handchimes that are loaned out for the school year. Applications for the 2016-17 school year are due June 1. Please help spread the word to teachers in our area by sending them the application and encouraging them to apply. The sets are complete with music and curriculum. Click for Application.
New & renewing members
Handbell Musicians logo Please welcome these new and renewing members of Handbell Musicians of America
  • Elizabeth Eckert - Langley, BC Canada
  • Stephanie Fahlgren - Pineville, OR
  • Scott A. Marquardt -  Happy Valley, OR


Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop
Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop
Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9
Simpson United Methodist Church
Pullman, Washington
Clinician: Phyllis Tincher
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     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 $60.00 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
     Registration for the event will be $75/person. Click here for registration packet
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Coppers' Classic
Coppers' Classic
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16
Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA
Guest Conductor: Ellie Hodder
     Coppers' Classic is an advanced ringing event for motivated intermediate level handbell musicians. Coppers' Classic strives to create a supportive environment where learning and tackling musical challenges is encouraged and where growing together as a community of ringers is fun. The weekend is dedicated to helping musicians advance their skills and technique and to emerge as more mature musicians. Our clinician/conductor is Ellie Hodder.
Ellie is a talented and skilled conductor, clinician and teacher dedicated to the advancement of the art of Handbell Ringing. She has been conducting since childhood when she would wait until the house was empty, drop a vinyl record on the stereo and evoke magical music from the speakers.
Registration: Early Bird before July 1st $225 
  (early bird non-member registration: $315
includes membership dues to the Guild)

Information and registration is on the area website.
This event is sponsored 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


Rehearsal Notes


Music Repertoire

Complete Information and Registration Packet


This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America.


Youth share their music at Native American church

     This picture is of "Tommy's Tinklers," the youth handbell ringers of  Moscow First United Methodist Church, Moscow, Idaho. On February 21, 2016, the youth, their pastor, Sue Ostrom, and handbell director, Andrew Crossler, traveled close to 50 miles from Moscow to Lapwai - our closest Native American Methodist church - as part of the District's Mission focus rekindling friendships between the churches.
     The students in the photo are Ian Prather, Chloe White, Meghan Kaus, Christian Burt, Sierra Flisher, Teagan Riley and Josh Evans.  They represent 2 different Moscow area schools and range in ages 13 to 18.
     The name "Tommy's Tinklers" originated with the youth years ago to honor their director, Tom Crossler whose son, Andrew, now directs the handbell program at Moscow First United Methodist Church.

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

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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.
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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
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Alaska Events 
Your event or concert could be listed here!
Idaho Events 

Ring Praise Concerts with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist (
Friday, April 15 - 7:00 pm, 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. This concert is sponsored by the Presbytery of Boise.
Monday, May 2 - 7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 513 Lena St., Salmon. Free will offering.
Sunday, May 15 - 6:00 pm, "Bells in Springtime" Handbell Concert. Greenleaf Friends Church on Hwy 19 in Greenleaf. Featuring a combined choir with MasterRing & Caldwell United Methodist Church, and Greenleaf Home School handbell & handchime choirs. For more information, contact
Montana Events 

Ring Praise Concerts with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist ( There will be a free will offering at each concert.
Wednesday, April 27 - 7:30 pm, Christ Lutheran Church, 200 West Larch St., Libby.
Thursday, April 28 - 7:00 pm, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 401 7th Street West, Columbia Falls.
Sunday, May 1 - 7:00 pm, First Baptist Church, 215 3rd Ave N, Cascade.
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 13 - The Bells of Sunriver are performing at the Sunriver Area Owners Potluck. The event starts at 6:00 pm and the entertainment will begin about 7:00 pm. If you are interested in attending this program please contact Jan Tuckerman at so you can receive details, get on the sign-up list and sit with the bell ringers.

Sunday, April 14 - 4:00 pm. "Ringing in Spring", a free Bell Choir concert featuring the Bells of Sunriver, will take place at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 695 NW Third Street, Prineville. The Bells of Sunriver, under the direction of Joyce Hornish, will play selections ranging from classical to sacred, Broadway to Gershwin. The program will showcase large and small bell ensembles, as well as bell trees. The Bell Choir from Our Savior's, under the direction of Stephanie Fahlgren, will play also, and will join the Sunriver ringers for a two-choir duet to close the program. For questions or more information, call the church at 541-447-7526, or Stephanie Fahlgren at 541-280-4173.
Saturday, April 23 - 7:00 pm, First Unitarian Church Handbell Concert, Sanctuary, corner of SW Main at SW 112th). Featuring Warbington Chimes, Beacon Bells, Marguerite Bells, Chalice Bells, and Parker Bells. Enjoy performances from musicians of all ages!
Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference with Cathy Moklebust, Ashland. See article above. Click for Music repertoire.

Sunday, June 14 - Pacific Ringers Spring Recital "Dance through the Ages," Moreland Presbyterian Church, SE 17th & Bybee, Portland.
Washington Events 

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.

Saturday, April 23 - 7:00 pm. Wade In the Water with Bells of the Desert, the Tri-Cities premier handbell Ensemble. This spring concert, featuring a variety of music, will have a little something for everyone, including your Little Mermaids and Pirates of the Caribbean. Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland. A suggested donation $10 will be accepted at the door. Like us on facebook or visit our website .

Tuesday, April 26 - 7:00 pm, Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 North Marguerite Rd., Spokane. Ring Praise Concert with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist. Free will offering.

Rainier Ringers presents BELLFLIX. Concerts features sound tracks from a variety of movies with mesmerizing medleys from "The Lord of the Rings" and "Star Wars," beautiful love themes from "Titanic" and "Shrek," and whimsical arrangements from "The Pink Panther" and "Under the Sea."
Saturday, May 21 - 7:00 pm, United Churches of Olympia. 110 11th Avenue SE, Olympia.
Sunday, June 5 - 4:00 pm, Little Church on the Prairie, 6310 Motor Avenue SW, Lakewood.
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16 - Coppers' Classic at The Heathman Lodge, Vancouver. Information and registration is on the area website
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 May issue to me by April 22.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America