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The Northwest Campanologist
Vol 13. No.9 September 2022
News from Area 10 Board
Hello Fellow Area 10 Campanologists!

Our Area 10 Board of Directors has been working hard to put some zing into our ring. Or something like that! Over the past month, they have completed a full revision of the Area 10 Bylaws and submitted them for review to the National Board. Once approved by National, they must be approved by the membership. The changes, while not major, are intended to keep Area 10 functioning well in our world of ever changing challenges.

Similarly, the chime loan program is being reviewed and refreshed. The "new" program will launch soon. Keep an eye out.

And finally, it's election time again. This year, Area 10 members will elect a new treasurer and new chair-elect. Ballots will be going out soon. To be a voting member of Area 10, you must be a member of Handbell Musicians of America. You can sign up today here. We encourage you to join and to get involved with the administration of Area 10. It takes many hands and many minds.
International Handbell Symposium
Aug 1-6, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee USA
“Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin

400 ringers from 36 states and a dozen nations gathered at Opryland in Nashville, TN for the 20th International Handbell Symposium. The IHS was preceded by two days of National Experience, a shortened version of the annual National Seminar. Opening ceremonies, including the parade of nations (and flags) were held in the evening of August 1. The ceremonies concluded with the College Ring-In Concert conducted by William Payn of the United States and Toshikazu Yoshida of Japan. I have to say, those young adults were pretty amazing. I especially liked the Glenn Miller Medley. None of them was born when Glenn Miller was playing.

The rest of the week was filled with massed rehearsals, afternoon concerts, symposium choir rehearsals, workshops, and shopping at the vendor center. I'm a sucker for music. I always buy more than I'll ever use.

In an afternoon solo performance, the Area 10 Ad Hoc choir played "Girl From Ipanema" (Music by Tom Jobim, Lyrics by Vinicius De Morais, arr. by Rafael Lindemute & Mitchell Eithun) joined by Bruna Marinho from Brazil, Sandra Eithun and Mitchell Eithun. Cathy Moklebust, Monica McGowan and Damien Lim contributed the percussion.

The Opryland venue was pretty spectacular. Water fountains and water falls everywhere. There was even a river that ran through it with boat rides offered. And pirates! The flowers, trees and shrubs were also pretty amazing.

The final concert was held Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, our awesome sound and video guru, Derek Nance, fell victim to the airlines and bad weather and didn't make it. Many, many congratulations and thanks to the staff on site to get video and sound going for the livestream. Check it out via the link above.

There were so many stand-outs, but I have to mention the youth choir from Iceland, the quintet from Hungary, Danny Lyon playing 6 and 8 in hand and also singing, and Damien Lim. The selection from Singapore, "Friend of Mine", was my #1 favorite!!!!

I just received the photos from the event and will get them up on the website soon.

Here are a few from the "not a professional photographer" - me!
Area 10 Members & Friends
Area 10 Ad Hoc Choir
Corbin and his Choir
Flags of Nations
Area 10 Ad Hoc Choir
Girl From Ipanema
Photo by KRM Photos
Massed Rehearsal
Area 10 Events
Pacific NW Handbell Directors and Musicians Forum
After 2+ years of COVID shutdown, Pacific Ringers is pleased to announce the return of the Pacific NW Handbell Directors and Musicians Forum IN-PERSON!

Saturday, September 24, 9-1
Murray Hills Christian Church in Beaverton. 

The Director's/Musician's Toolbox will offer you a wide array instruction to help you know "where's the beat" to strategies to make every rehearsal minute count . . . yes, for directors AND musicians. A great season kick off for musicians of every skill. 

Please register (at least call) in advance so we are able to provide enough music packets and snacks for everyone. 

Questions? Contact Ellie Hodder,, 503-730-9311  

See you soon!
Bells of the Cascades Christmas Concerts
Saturday, 17 December 7:00pm

Forest Grove United Methodist Church
1726 Cedar Street, Forest Grove, OR

Sunday, 18 December - 7:00pm

Salmon Creek United Methodist Church
12217 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA

Snake River Handbell Conference
Friday night and Saturday, February 10-11, 2023
Central Elementary School Gym
Nampa, ID

More details and registration information will be coming, but here is the repertoire list. Our clinician is Sandra Eithun. We have played some of her music in previous conferences and I think you will like her selections for our conference. One of the composers of the music is her son, Mitchell.

Bells of the Cascades
2023 Spring Handbell Festival
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023

Salmon Creek United Methodist Church
12217 NE Hwy 99
Vancouver, WA
Join us for our annual Spring Handbell Festival in February 2023!

Open to choirs, ensembles and ringers of all levels: Challenge yourself, learn new skills, and meet musicians from around the region. The festival will include optional individual group rehearsals and massed rehearsals, with a free public concert.

Challenge yourself, learn new skills, and meet musicians from around the region. The festival will include optional individual group rehearsals and massed rehearsals, with a free public concert.

AREA 10 Biennial Conference
June 16-18, 2023

SAVE THE DATES for AREA 10’s Handbell Conference

Reunite with your Handbell Family and Friends!

* There will be Two Ringing Divisions COPPERS MINUS L2-L2+ and
.... COPPERS PLUS L3 to L4 directed by Brenda Austin
* A Bronze Conference Choir (BCC) directed by Marquise Usher
.... (Participation by application)
* Massed Ringing with conducting duties shared by Brenda and Marquise
* A line-up of Workshops to help you develop your ringing skills and
.....musicality along with a READ and RING of new repertoire

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Brenda Austin
Marquise Usher
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