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Handbell Musicians of America               Area 12 Newsletter
November 2011
In This Issue
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Bell Loan Program
Area 12 Board
Upcoming Concerts
A Message From the Chair
Area 12 Happenings
National News
Calendar of Events
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Teachers, would you like the use of a 3 octave set of handbells or chimes to add a new dimension and interest to your music class?  Area 12 encourages schools and other educational institutions (both public and private) to develop educational programs using handbells and handchimes. To support the development of such programs, Area 12 has  2 sets of 3 octaves  of handbells and 3 sets of 3 octaves of  handchimes for loan. Deadlines for applications is 5/31 for the Fall Semester and 10/30 for Spring Semester.To learn more about the responsibilities and procedures for participating in this program Click Here
Area 12 Board
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Chair...............Rima Greer
Past Chair.........P.L. Grove
Chair Elect...Laurie Sanders
Treasurer.......Kathy Arnold

Appointed Officers:
Communication..P.L. Grove
Webmaster..........Mel Tully
Events............William Kyle
Education.....Tess Houston
Historian....Diane Levorsen

Regional Coordinators:
NorCal........Nancy Schmitt
Bay Area.......Julie Vaquilar
CenCal.............Lori Smith
LAMetro.......Pearl Marshall
SoCal..........Michele Sharik
Nevada.......Barbara Walsh
Hawaii.........Karen Carlisle

Local Liaisons:
Las Vegas.......Dixie Bailey
Upcoming Concerts
at a Glance:

Please check the Calendar of Events below for full details.


November 2, 2011
7 p.m.
Phyllis Tincher, solo concert 
featuring Sean Rogers, piano
St. John's Presbyterian Church
1070 West Plumb Lane
Reno, NV

Northern California

November 26, 2011
1-3 p.m.
RiverBells at the
Country Christmas Fair
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA


December 2, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Bel Tempo with the
River City Chorale
Christ Community Church
5025 Manzanita Avenue
Carmichael, CA

December 3, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Bel Tempo with the
River City Chorale
Faith Presbyterian Church
625 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA

December 4, 2011
3 p.m.
Simpson University Music Dept.
featuring Simpson Handbell Choir
Simpson University
2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA

December 4, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Bel Tempo with the
River City Chorale
Pleasant Grove Comm. Church
1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
Roseville, CA
SF Bay Area 
November 12, 2011

1 p.m.
Bay Bells at the
San Mateo Harvest Festival

San Mateo Event Cntr.-Expo Hall
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA

7 p.m.
Bay Bells in concert

Messiah Lutheran Church
1835 Valota Road
Redwood City, CA

November 19, 2011

7 p.m.
Bay Bells with the
Peninsula Girls Chorus

Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA

November 20, 2011

3 p.m.
Bay Bells with the
Peninsula Girls Chorus

Burlingame U.M.C.
1443 Howard Avenue
Burlingame, CA

November 29, 2011

7 p.m.
Bay Bells at the
Stanford Shopping Center

1 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA

November 30, 2011

8 p.m.
Sonos with the
SF Symphony and Chorus

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA

December 1, 2011

8 p.m.
Sonos with the
SF Symphony and Chorus

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA

December 3, 2011

1 p.m.
SFSU Handbell Choir in concert
San Mateo Co. History Museum

2200 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA

December 4, 2011

4 p.m.
Tapestry featuring Canto Bello
Walnut Creek U.M.C.
1543 Sunnyvale Avenue

Walnut Creek, CA 
December 6, 2011

7:30 p.m.
Bay Bells in concert

Valley Presbyterian Church
945 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA

December 8, 2011

8 p.m.
Velocity with the
SF Gay Mens Chorus

Masonic Auditorium
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA

Central California

November 5, 2011
5 p.m.
Handbell Concert
St. Paul's U.M.C.
910 East North Street
Manteca, CA

November 6, 2011
3 p.m.
Bells of Blessing
Modesto Church of the Brethren
2301 Woodland Avenue
Modesto, CA

December 2, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Velocity with the
Stockton Chorale
Central U.M.C.
3700 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA

December 3, 2011
1-4 p.m.
RiverBells at Lucas Winery
18196 North Davis Road 
Lodi, CA
December 3, 2011
3 p.m.
Velocity with the
Stockton Chorale
The Episcopal Church of
St. John the Baptist
1055 S. Lower Sacramento Road
Lodi, CA

LA Metro

November 6, 2011
4 p.m.
Bell Fest
The Master's College
21726 Placerita Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA

November 12, 2011
4 p.m.
Young Ringers' Handbell Festival
Final Concert
First U.M.C.
134 North Kenwood Street
Glendale, CA

Southern California

December 2, 2011
6:30 p.m.
San Diego Harmony Ringers
San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA
To view all the events on the Area 12 calendar click here

Or go to the Areas portion of the web site (click on your state or area at top of home page) to see which concerts and events are happening near you.

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It's only November, but the handbell season has definitely begun! There are sooooo many opportunities for ringers during the holidays, it's an embarrassment of riches. But don't forget to GO to a concert as well as ring in one. We need to support other handbell groups for our art form to continue. This season enjoy ringing, and then relax and listen to the bells!
A Message from the Chair
 Rima Greer
Happy November!

Fall is my favorite time of the year. The combination of sun and frost makes my heart happy. It's also the month when we all dig deep and think about what we have to be thankful for. For those of us in handbells, I'll venture a safe guess that our ringing companions rank high on the list. We share a bond that few people - even few musicians - can understand. The level of cooperation we engage in is very special. For me, anyway, that spirit infuses the rest of my life. I'm so grateful for this community.

Which brings me to our board meeting last month. What a great group! We're getting down to the wire for conference preparations, and that means figuring out who's doing what to make sure this is the best conference we can deliver. It was so exciting to see everyone volunteer for the pile of work that has to be done over the next eight months. I'm really really proud of your Board.

We know that you will all be busy rehearsing and performing over the next six weeks, and then collapsing in the post-holiday heap to recover. Which is why we will be ready to dive in head first with complete information, brochures, and online registration at the beginning of the year. We are so looking forward to seeing you all at 12th Night in Las Vegas, Spring Rings throughout the various areas, and, of course, the Happiest Place on Earth!


Area XII Chair



Communiqué (From the Communications Director) 
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Well, here we are again at the start of what everyone else calls the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and what handbell ringers call the "time of year when we spend the least amount of time at home."

With all the hustle and bustle, I hope you'll make time to see someone else play bells. I am always fascinated by the different ways other directors interpret music, or the way other ringers choose to solve special ringing problems, or the way various groups create variety and interest in their programming. I can't tell you how many times I've heard ringers from a choir in East Wherever tell me they have the best ringers in the world. Really? Have you heard all the groups in the world play? Not. I encourage you all to get out there and be dazzled, be motivated, be inspired by something outside of yourself.

As for this newsletter, we're officially opening up nominations for the next Area 12 Board. Do you know any Area 12 members who would make good leaders? Encourage them to run for an Area 12 Board position (or just send us their name on the sly, and we'll start the arm twisting process - heh, heh).

And there are still several opportunities to win a Treasure Hunt prize worth $50 for next year's Disneyland conference. But you've gotta be fast with your answer (we're still looking for someone to beat Barbara Meinke's record correct guess within 15 minutes). So check it out below!

As Rima reported, plans for the Disneyland conference are moving along, and since new updates may come in between newsletters, make sure you bookmark the Area 12 conference page and check back often for new details and online registration information.


Happy November, everyone - enjoy the calm before the ringing storm!


P.L. Grove
Communications Director
November Treasure Hunt Clue


Congratulations to the September Treasure Hunt winner, Nancy Jessup, who was the first person to correctly guess the answer to the October clue: our three new Regional Coordinators are Pearl Marshall, Lori Smith, and Julie Vaquilar.
If you're just now finding out about the Area 12 Treasure Hunt, we've invited members to search for hidden treasure on the Area 12 web site each month through this enewsletter. Each newsletter will contain a clue as to where on the Area 12 web site you can find something NEW. Use the clue to identify the new item. Be the first person to send an email with the correct answer and win the prize. For full details of the contest, eligibility requirements and a list of the prizes, go to the Contest Page on the Area 12 web site.  


Now, on to the fourth Treasure Hunt clue: 

It has ins and outs and gives us a clue

To plan resources for the thing we do 


The first eligible individual to send an email with the correct answer to info@areaxii.org wins this month's prize. Prize winners will be announced in the following month's enewsletter. All prize winners' contact information will be shared with the other winners to facilitate a potential prize exchange. 


Spread the word that we're on a treasure hunt....

Yo ho, Yo ho!


Nominations Open for Area 12 Board


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012-2014 Area 12 Board.


Elected board positions are Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, and there must be at least two candidates for each position, A diversity of participation throughout the area is encouraged, so if you live in Hawaii or Nevada, don't be shy about expressing interest. The term of office is from September 2012 through August 2014, and election results will be announced no later than August of 2012 (depending on whether the election is held before or during the conference).


Your Area 12 chair has appointed a three-person committee to oversee the nominations process, with the Immediate Past Chair presiding over the committee. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you think would be a good candidate for one of the three elected positions, please contact the past chair at pastchair@areaxii.org.


And spread the word that Area 12 is looking for a few good leaders!

SoCal - Michèle Sharik, Regional Coordinator

Hello SoCal-ers!
Looking for family fun for the holidays involving bells?  Look no further - Jungle Bells is back! The San Diego Zoo has invited several groups from the Southern California and LA Metro regions to play your holiday favorites on handbells. There are lots of other activities going on, too. It's fun for the whole family! See the SoCal page for a list of the groups participating this year.


The SoCal page also lists some upcoming concerts: The San Diego Harmony Ringers will perform as part of "December Nights at the Prado" and Timbré Ensemble will perform as guest artists of the Palomar Chorale and Chamber Singers in "O Magnum Mysterium." If your group is performing this holiday season, please let me know so I can put it on the calendar & web page, too.


Don't forget that the 2012 Southern California Spring Ring is coming in April 2012. Information & registration packets are now available at the SoCal web page.


As always, watch our Facebook page for the latest SoCal handbell news.


Looking forward to hearing from all of you this holiday season!


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LA Metro - Pearl Marshall, Regional Coordinator
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Greetings LA Metro Ringers!


On October 15, our year got off to a fabulous start at the Fall Ringers Workshop,and our clinician, Barbara Meinke, did a wonderful job leading us through the music. Linda Krantz taught a special 4-in-hand track, and during "division" time, eight ringers formed two quartets and learned interlocked 4-in-hand. We were able to play two pieces by the end of the day, and Linda was so proud of the group. We gratefully appreciate the time and talent offered by our other class teachers, Rudy Rodriguez, Ruben Mendoza, Mary Rose O'Leary, and Katherine Hinton. Each of them shared their love of music and ringing in a very special way. And our day wouldn't have run as smoothly if it weren't for the help of Debbie Shaw, Betty Price, and our kind hosts at First United Methodist Church of Glendale. We were even treated to a few solos by Linda Krantz on bells and Betty Price on chimes. What a pleasure it was to spend a day making music with ringers from Los Angeles, Whittier, Camarillo, Pasadena, Fullerton, and Glendale. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful day!


Our Youth Festival is less than two weeks away. We have canceled the Friday Night Bronze Challenge, but we are moving ahead with Saturday's schedule. With KatRyn Howell and a dynamic group of teachers, it promises to be an exciting day. The flyer and registration form can be found at http://www.areaxii.org/Areas/LAMetro/index. Youth Handbell Directors, if you are interested in this kind of event but aren't able to make it this year, I would love to get some feedback from you as to how we can best accommodate you next time.


We have our Spring Ring 2012 repertoire list! Our clinician, Kath Wissinger, was gracious enough to rush our selections so we can start practicing music early!



  • Change Ring Prelude on Divinium Mysterium, arr. F. Gramann LC201537L (2-3 octaves) or LC201239L (3-6 octaves)
    (This one is also repertoire for Disney!)
  • Simple Gifts, arr. K. Wissinger, MSF279133

Division A: 

  • One Great Spirit, K. Wissinger, G-7251 (GIA)
  • Joyous Rondo, M. Helman, LC201098L 


Division B: 

  • Jubilate, A. Sherman, HP1727
  • Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, D. Edwards, CGB464 

We are still looking for a few places for the youth ringers from St. Matthew's UMC in Annandale, Virginia to perform while in town next June for the Disneyland conference. If you are interested in hosting this exceptional group, please contact me and I will put you in touch with their director, Nancy Cappel. You can learn more about them by following this link to a page on the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts website:




The Neighborhood Church in Pasadena, the First United Methodist Church in Glendale, and St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Granada Hills are all looking for ringers to fill their ranks. For details and contact information, visit the LA Metro webpage. And as a reminder, if you need ringers for your choir, even on a substitute basis, please contact me so we can post your request. 

As always, don't forget to share with me the dates, times, and locations of Your Upcoming Concerts. With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is in the mood for bells! How wonderful it would be to have a good long list of the performances in our area. You never know who you will inspire!


Pearl Marshall


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CenCal - Lori Smith, Regional Coordinator
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Greetings Central California ringers!


I'm sure everyone is busy polishing ringing techniques for the fall season.  With each month's newsletter, I'm hoping to "spotlight" various groups or events within the CenCal area.  This month features the collaborative efforts of The Salvation Army and several bell groups in the Modesto area. This Sunday, November 6, at 3 pm, The Bells of Blessing, a fundraiser concert for the Modesto chapter of the Salvation Army, will feature the combined ringing talents of bell groups from:

  • Modesto Church of the Brethren Opus Handbell Ensemble
  • Modesto Christian Reformed Church
  • Trinity United Presbyterian Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Modesto Covenant Church
  • Modesto Central Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Centenary United Methodist Church 

There will be over 80 ringers participating, so if you're in the area and have the afternoon free, make sure you stop by Modesto Church of the Brethren at 2301 Woodland Avenue in Modesto, and support this worthy event.


And don't forget to contact me with your upcoming events and concerts for posting in this newsletter, on the main calendar, and on the Central California portion of the Area 12 website.

Lori Smith 

SF Bay Area - Julie Vaquilar, Regional Coordinator
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Hello Bay Area Ringers!


I hope all is going well with rehearsals for your holiday concerts and services.  Keep in mind that it is not too early to plan for spring.  We are bell ringers after all, and we like to plan in advance. We like rehearsing ringing Christmas music in August....


With that said, registration is now open for the 21st annual Bay Area Spring Ring in Cupertino.


When:  Saturday, March, 24, 2012
Guest Clinician:  Deborah Carr
Highlights and Features:
  • Massed ringing with Deborah Carr
  • Classes and workshops presented by at least eight clinicians
  • Reading session of the Disneyland Area XII repertoire.  Get a head start and sneak peek at the music.
  • Solo concert presented by Carol Smith during the lunch break
  • A guest brass group, Messiah Brass, who will give a 15-minute concert prior to the massed ringing concert
There will be something for everyone:
  • Rehearse and play for the final massed ring concert only
  • Attend the classes and workshops only
  • Ring and attend classes/workshops
  • Participate in the Intense Ring group on Friday evening and Saturday
  • Attend the solo concert at lunch (suggested donation from non-registrants of $3-$5)
And tell your friends about the free concert.  With 270 registrants last year, it was definitely the place to be as a bellringer.

And if you just can't wait until next spring, there's always this January's annual Bay Area 12th Night event:


Sunday, January 8, 2012
Twelfth Night at Saint Andrew's
Saratoga, CA


FYI:  See the calendar of events below for information of upcoming concerts in the Bay Area.  Don't forget to send those dates in.  Happy holiday ringing.   





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NorCal - Nancy Schmitt, Regional Coordinator
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Dear Handbell Musicians,


What better way to start your fall ringing than to have a festival! This past weekend was the Redding Handbell Festival attended by 86 participants. We started on Friday night with the Ringing' in the Red Zone Bronze choir rehearsal and continued on Saturday with massed ringing, bell classes, and the finale concert. A big thank you to Barb Walsh and Larry Sue who were the directors for the two-day event. New friendships were made and I believe a fun time was had by all who attended. And then on Sunday we were treated to a wonderful concert by Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble. Now here is one bell ensemble really excited about going to Disneyland!


It is time to start getting ready for all of all of our various Christmas concerts in Northern California, and we want to hear about yours! We've already got information on the calendar for Bel Tempo and RiverBells of the Sacramento area. And the Simpson University Music Department, featuring the Simpson University Handbell Choir, has its annual music department Christmas Concert on the calendar as well.


For more information on those performances, and all the concerts in the Northern California area, visit the Northern California portion of the Area 12 website. And don't forget to send me your information so your concert or event can be listed there, too!



Nancy Schmitt
 Nevada - Barbara Walsh, Regional Coordinator
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The unique and beautiful blend of handbells and piano will resound at a Ring Praise concert on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 1070 W Plumb Lane, Reno. Woven with hymn history and scripture, Phyllis Tincher , handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers , pianist and organist, will touch your hearts and ears with a variety of songs focusing on praising God. Through contemporary praise songs, hymns and reflective pieces, they tell the saving story of Jesus Christ. In addition to accompanying, Sean will also play a few piano solos. Phyllis rings 3 octaves of handbells and mixes in 2 octaves of handchimes. During the concert the audience will have an opportunity to ring handchimes as everyone sings. No music experience is needed - young and old enjoy this portion of their program. Admission is free; an offering will be taken to support their ministry. For additional information, please visit their website, www.RingPraiseMinistry.org.


And the Next Big Thing in Nevada is Las Vegas 12th Night. We've got David Weck, so you won't want to miss it!


Saturday-Sunday, January 14-15, 2012 

20th Annual Las Vegas 12th Night
Southpoint Casino and Convention Center

Las Vegas Nevada
Clinician: David Weck


For more details on this and other events in Nevada, check out the Nevada section of the Area 12 Web site or contact me directly. Oh, and don't forget to send me your concerts so we can advertise them on the web and in this newsletter.

Barbara Walsh

Hawaii - Karen Carlisle Regional Coordinator
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If you got a small taste of ringing in a massed setting and working with a top-notch clinician from our recent visit from Christine Anderson, then you need to start saving your pennies for next summer's big Area 12 event at Disneyland.

There's more information on what promises to be an incredible event for handbell ringers on the Area 12 website. You won't want to miss this exciting event June 28 through July 1, 2012 - so stay tuned for online registration and final details early next year. 


Handbells Featured on TV Thanks to Area 12 Members 
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If you didn't already see the notice in the National e-notes, Area 12 members Christine Anderson and Linda Krantz made "national" news when they gave handbell lessons to Zooey Deschanel and the cast and crew of Fox TV's show "New Girl."

Here's a repeat of the National e-notes article:


TV Show "NEW GIRL" November 1, 2011 episode features handbells

Christine Anderson and Linda Krantz worked with the cast and crew of the Fox TV Show "New Girl" to teach them how to play handbells. Christine reported that the show had Malmark ship them everything they needed to start a handbell choir.  She and Linda worked with Zooey Deschanel who plays the lead, Jess, and a group of child actors to teach them all how to play handbells. The episode focuses on a group of kids who have gotten into trouble and have a choice of suspension or to join the handbell choir. Christine said that she had a great time with the actors and was able to convince the director that the concert should be the kids playing instead of having the music dubbed, because even if they made mistakes that happens and just would make it more realistic. So, be sure to check your local listings to see what it is all about on Nov. 1, 2011.


It looks as though that show is airing TONIGHT, so make sure you set your DVR! Congratulations to Christine and Linda - we'll be checking out the casts' technique closely....

Calendar of Events  November-December    


Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 7 pm  Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist and organist, in concert, St. John's Presbyterian Church, 1070 W. Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken. For more information, visit their website at www.RingPraiseMinistry.org.


Saturday, November 5, 2011, 5 pm  Handbell Concert, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 910 East North Street, Manteca, California. For more information, contact Aileen Williams at 209-239-2174.


Sunday, November 6, 2011, 3 pm  Bells of Blessing, Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Avenue, Modesto, California. For more information, contact Stephen Reddy at 209-523-1438.


Sunday, November 6, 2011, 4 pm  Bell Fest, The Master's College, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California. For information contact Claire Blackwell at cblackwell@masters.edu.


Saturday, November 12, 2011, 8 am-5 pm. Young Ringers' Handbell Festival, First United Methodist Church, 134 North Kenwood Street, Glendale, California. Clinician: KatRyn Howell. Registration $25 for HMA members/$30 for non-members. For more information, contact Pearl Marshall at lametro@areaxii.org.    


Saturday, November 12, 2011, 1 pm  Bay Bells performs at the San Mateo Harvest Festival, San Mateo Event Center - Expo Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, California. For more information, go to www.baybells.org.


Saturday, November 12, 2011, 7 pm  Bay Bells in concert, Messiah Lutheran Church, 1835 Valota Road, Redwood City, California. For more information, go to www.baybells.org. 


Saturday, November 19, 2011, 7 pm  Bay Bells performs with the Peninsula Girls Chorus, Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverly Street, Palo Alto, California. Tickets $10 at the door. For more information, go to www.baybells.org.


Sunday, November 20, 2011, 3 pm  Bay Bells performs with the Peninsula Girls Chorus, Burlingame United Methodist Church, 1443 Howard Avenue, Burlingame, California. Tickets $10 at the door. For more information, go to www.baybells.org.


Saturday, November 26, 2011, 1-3 pm  RiverBells performs at the Country Christmas Fair (weather permitting), Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, California. Adult admission $4; parking $5. For more information, go to http://www.nevadacountyfair.com/ccf/index.html.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 7 pm  Bay Bells performs at the Stanford Shopping Center, 1 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, California. For more information, go to www.baybells.org.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 8 pm  Sonos performs with the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco California. For tickets (cost $25-68), phone the SF Symphony Box Office at 415-864-6000. For more information, go to http://www.sonos.org/events.html.


Thursday, December 1, 2011, 8 pm  Sonos performs with the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco California. For tickets (cost $25-68), phone the SF Symphony Box Office at 415-864-6000. For more information, go to http://www.sonos.org/events.html.


Friday, December 2, 2011, 6:30 pm  San Diego Harmony Ringers performs in December Nights at the Prado, San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3, San Diego California. For more information, go to http://www.sdhr.org/eventlist.html.


Friday, December 2, 2011, 7:30 pm  Bel Tempo performs with the River City Chorale, Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael, California. For more information, contact Mary Balkow at rmbalkow@sbcglobal.net.


Friday, December 2, 2011, 7:30 pm  Velocity performs with the Stockton Chorale, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California. Tickets $20. For more information, go to www.velocitybells.org.


Saturday, December 3, 2011, 1 pm  San Francisco State University Handbell Choir in concert, San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City, California. For more information, contact Caroline Harnly at charnly@sfsu.edu.


Saturday, December 3, 2011, 1-4 pm  RiverBells performs at Lucas Winery, 18196 North Davis Road, Lodi, California. For more information, contact Sue Coddington-Allen at 916-397-2923.


Saturday, December 3, 2011, 3 pm  Velocity performs with the Stockton Chorale, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 1055 S. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi, California. Tickets $20. For more information, go to www.velocitybells.org.


Saturday, December 3, 2011, 7:30 pm  Bel Tempo performs with the River City Chorale, Faith Presbyterian Church, 625 Florin Road, Sacramento, California. For more information, contact Mary Balkow at rmbalkow@sbcglobal.net.


Sunday, December 4, 2011, 3 pm  Simpson University Music Department Christmas Concert, featuring the Simpson University Handbell Choir, Simpson University, 2211 College View Drive, Redding, California. For more information, contact Nancy Schmitt at schmitt@awwwsome.com.


Sunday, December 4, 2011, 4 pm Tapestry performs The Magic of Christmas, featuring Canto Bello, Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Avenue, Walnut Creek, California. Freewill offering will be taken to support Open Heart Kitchen, a non-profit that provides free meal service to the needy in the Tri-Valley area. For more information, contact Carol Smith at carolsmith@comcast.net.


Sunday, December 4, 2011, 7:30 pm  Bel Tempo performs with the River City Chorale, Pleasant Grove Community Church, 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, California. For more information, contact Mary Balkow at rmbalkow@sbcglobal.net.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 7:30 pm  Bay Bells in concert (with potluck dinner at 6:30 pm), Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California. For more information, go to www.baybells.org.


Thursday, December 8, 2011, 8 pm  Velocity performs with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California Street, San Francisco, California. Tickets $10-60. For more information, go to www.velocitybells.org.


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Advertising Rates for the 2011 Publishing Year

The  Twelfth Tone E-newsletter is published the first of each month, except July, by Area 12 of the Handbell Musicians of America, also know as the Guild. The Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the musical art of handbell ringing through education, community, and communication.  The editor of this publication reserves the right to reject or modify copy.

Advertising Rates: 2011 Publishing Year

Two different types of ads are offered:

1.(a) An ad designed and formatted by you that is exactly 100 pixels X 300 pixels and sent in a jpeg or gif file. The ad will by hyperlinked to your website.

Cost:  $10 an issue    6 issues for  $54    11 issues for $94

1. (b) Ad  designed and formatted by you that is exactly 100 pixels X 600 pixels and sent in a jpeg or gif file.

Cost:  $18 an issue    6 issues for $97  11 issues for $168

2.(a) A 1.5in. X 4in ad which can contain a picture or logo sent as a jpeg or gif file and will be hyperlinked to your website. You provide the text that will be formatted by the editor. 

Cost:  $15 an issue      6 issues for $81    11 issues for $140

2.(b) A 1.5in. X 8 in. ad which contains a picture or logo sent as a jpeg or gif file and will be hyperlinked to your website.  You provide the text that will be formatted by the editor.

Cost:  $27 an issue    6 issues for $146  11 issues for $252

Payment is due before publication.
DEADLINE is the 24th of the month

Please submit your ads to P.L. Grove, Communications Director via e-mail at info@areaxii.org.

Make checks payable to AGEHR Area 12
and send to:
Kathy Arnold, Treasurer
1228 Isabelle Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040