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Area 12 Newsletter
April 2012
In This Issue
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Bells of the Cascades 2013 Cruise
Bell Loan Program
Area 12 Board
Upcoming Concerts
A Message From the Chair
Area 12 Happenings
Calendar of Events
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Area 12 Board
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Elected Officers:
Chair.........................Rima Greer
Past Chair...................P.L. Grove
Chair Elect.............Laurie Sanders
Treasurer.................Kathy Arnold
Secretary.......Sue Coddington-Allen

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

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. 


April 15, 2012
2 p.m.
Velocity Handbell Ensemble
performs its
Rhythm and Bells concert
Carson Valley U.M.C.
1375 Centerville Lane
Gardnerville, Nevada 

SF Bay Area

April 15, 2012
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Handbell Ventures Open House
Lucie Stern Ballroom
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, California

April 28, 2012
7 p.m.
Low Ding Zone in concert
Hope Lutheran Church
2383 Pacific Drive
Santa Clara, California

Central California

April 15, 2012
3 p.m.
Opus Handbell Ensemble and
  MJC Masterworks Chorus
Trinity United Presbyterian Church
1600 Carver Road
Modesto, California

April 28, 2012
3:30 p.m.
Final Concert
Central Coast Spring Ring
Atascadero United Methodist Church
11605 El Camino Real
Atascadero, California

April 28, 2012
7 p.m.
Opus Handbell Ensemble in concert
Trinity United Presbyterian Church
1600 Carver Road
Modesto, California

April 29, 2012
4 p.m.
A Gather RING spring concert
First Congregational Church
5 Real Road
Bakersfield, California

LA Metro

April 13, 2012
7:30 p.m.
The Master's College Handbell Ensembles in concert
The Master's College Recital Hall
Placeritos Blvd. & Quigley Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, California 

April 15, 2012
8:15 and 11 a.m.
Concordia Spirit Bells
Ascension Lutheran Church
17910 S. Prairie Avenue
Torrance, California

April 15, 2012
3 p.m.
Concordia Concert Handbells
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
26800 Newport Road
Menifee, California

April 15, 2012
4 p.m.
LA Bronze
First United Methodist Church
Carlson Fellowship Center
130 N. Kenwood Street
Glendale, California

Southern California

April 21, 2012
3:30 p.m.
Final Concert
Southern California Spring Ring
Hope Lutheran Church
29141 Vallejo Avenue
Temecula, California

April 28, 2012
4 p.m.
San Clemente Community Handbell
   Ensemble in its debut concert
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
200 Avenida San Pablo
San Clemente, California

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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A Message from the Chair
 Rima Greer 

Happy Spring everybody!   


It's April and the air is thick with the sound of bells! I saw many of you at the Bay Area Spring Ring, and I hope the rest of you had, and will have, a blast at your local events.


Every time I attend a ringing event I'm always struck with the incredible sense of fellowship and goodwill. It's pretty rare that a couple of hundred people can get together and immerse themselves in art and teamwork to the extent ringers do. Sure, other groups, even large groups, get together and play, but the very nature of handbells requires such a unity of spirit that I think it trumps all others. Maybe dancing with a partner comes close, but even that is not the same. After all, each dancer is in charge of their own arms and legs!


Spring also means that your Board sits down to pound out the road ahead. I'm happy to say we're right on track for a fantastic conference at Disneyland - ARE YOU REGISTERED YET??? And we are already laying the groundwork for 2014. Stay tuned for more details.


In the meantime, I love getting email from you guys! Let us know how we can help you, and what we can do to improve your ringing life. Please let me know if there are any issues you'd like us to address before we see you all at Disneyland!



Area XII Chair


Communiqué (From the Communications Director) 
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Well, I feel like it's Christmas - there are SO many items on the calendar! In fact, all of your ringing events gave me so much to do that this enewsletter is a few days later than normal! I suppose keeping busy (both ringing and putting up all your concerts and events on the calendar) is a Good Thing.

Speaking of keeping busy, there will be no shortage of things to do at Disneyland this summer: concerts, tracks, massed ringing (how cool is it, by the way, to be premiering three brand new pieces by the massed ringing conductors?!), handbell theater, reading sessions...oh, and of course, shopping.

Oh! And speaking of shopping, to make sure you get your Silent Auction items in so there will be more selections, we're offering a special incentive. Every time you submit an item for the Silent Auction, your name will be put in "the hat" for a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate. (Remember: You don't have to be attending the conference to donate an item to the Silent Auction.) So start filling out those forms and sending them in to Norma!

And even if you can't make it to Disneyland this summer, there still may be good news. Vivace will be on an extended tour of the West Coast and plans to perform four additional times in Area 12. Check out their tour schedule to see if they're coming to a town near you - you won't want to miss it!

But really...you WANT to be at Disneyland. Why? We can think of at least ten reasons....


P.L. Grove
Communications Director

Top Ten Reasons to Ring at Disneyland This Summer....
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No. 10:
Where else can you really study four different handbell subjects in two days?

No. 9:

Michael Glasgow, Rima Greer, P.L. Grove, Nancy Hascall, Shosh Meyer, Carlos Rivera, Tim Waugh, Velocity and Vivace are all teaching!


No. 8:

Because you can...YES! You Can!


No. 7:

Isn't it every little girl and boy's dream to meet Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear AND play handbells?


No. 6:

In the future, you can say you rang the premiere performances of three different handbell pieces by Michael Glasgow, Nancy Hascall and Tim Waugh - all in the same day!


No. 5:

Because I said so!


No. 4:

Disney Park discounts!


No. 3:

Cathedral Bells, Linda Krantz, the Magic Ensemble, Tintabulations, Velocity and Vivace are all performing!


No. 2:

C'mon...you KNOW you've always wanted to stay at the Disneyland Hotel...just admit it! (I know I have....)


And the No. 1 reason is...

Mickey loves handbells!

Treasure Hunt Update - April Clue
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Congratulations go out to Lori Kenward who finally prevailed as the winner of the February (and then again in March) clue when she correctly guessed that the Frequently Asked Questions had been posted.

We move on to the April hunt, and here's a reminder of the rules. Use the clue below to search for the item on the Area 12 web site that is NEW information. 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, here's the seventh Treasure Hunt clue: 

Rhythm and movement create their allure

In addition to Disney, don't miss the tour     


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 'cuz there's not much treasure left....

Yo ho, Yo ho!


Added Incentive to Participate in Silent Auction
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Once again Area 12 will hold its silent auction, and once again funds from this important program will benefit both the handbell/handchime loan program and the Area 12 scholarship funds. 


With fewer and fewer music school programs, Area 12's handbell/handchime loan program is more important and relevant than ever. Whether it's the occasional missing bell to complete a set or overdue maintenance, funds are always needed to ensure the program continues. And as past scholarship recipients will attest, the scholarship programs are vital to enabling ringers and directors to improve their skills through attendance at a conference, regardless of their financial means.


Area 12 is blessed to have the continued support of Norma Rose to pull off this program. If she can spearhead this program again and again every two years, the least we all can do is dig in our closets and put our thinking caps on to come up with some outstanding donations!


And this year we're adding an extra incentive for you to donate! For every Silent Auction donation you make, your name will entered to win a $50 gift certificate that can be used at Disneyland. The more times you donate, the more entries you get, and the more chance you have to win. Let Area 12 buy you dinner, help cover your hotel expenses, or buy you a Disney souvenir as a thank you for supporting our handbell educational programs through the Silent Auction. 


Don't wait until May, or even the end of April to locate something special to help fund these programs. Donation forms can be downloaded from the Area XII Web site and should be mailed to Norma as soon as possible.


To find out more about the Silent Auction and download the form, click here.

Handbell Vendors Can Still Join in the Magic This Summer
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Because the Disneyland Hotel is such a large facility, we have lots of room for handbell vendors to share the magic, too!  


HIC members and handbell vendors are invited to attend the Disneyland conference and display their stores at a booth in the exhibit hall. Interested companies can find more information on the Area 12 web site, as well as detailed instructions and forms to reserve a space on the floor and ad space in the conference program.


Just because you're not ringing, doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun!

New Music for Conference Now Available
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In case you missed last month's announcement, the final three selections for Sunday's massed ringing event at Disneyland are now available.

If you were wondering why there were only three selections listed for Sunday's massed ringing, it's because Area 12 did something a little different this year. We asked our three massed conductors to each compose a piece especially for this conference! Those three selections are now completed, and are available as follows: 


  • Maandamano by Tim Waugh
    From the Top Music Publishing - 20371
    Level 3, 5 Octaves Handbells with Optional Percussion
    Master Score 20371-M
    Percussion Score 20371-P  Available through From the Top
    Phone: 1-866-951-0053
    (Now also available from other handbell vendors.)
  • The Spirit Within by Michael Glasgow
    Choristers Guild - CGB760
    Level 3, 3-7 Octaves Handbells with Optional Chimes and Clarinet
    Available through Choristers Guild
    Web:  www.choristersguild.org/catalog.html
    Phone: 1-469-398-3606
    (Now also available from other handbell vendors.)
  • Waltz Fantasy by Nancy Hascall
    AGEHR Publishing (available from Lorenz) - AG36048
    Level 3, 3-6 Octaves Handbells with 2 Octaves of Optional Chimes
    Available through Lorenz Publishing
    Web: www.Lorenz.com
    Phone: 1-937-228-6118
    (Now also available from other handbell vendors.)

We want to reiterate Area 12's THANKS to Michael, Nancy, Tim and the publishers for giving us something really special to look forward to this summer!  

Disneyland Scholarships - Final Reminder!
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Scholarship applications for this year's conference at Disneyland are still being accepted now through April 15th. If you think you can't afford to attend the Area 12 conference next summer at Disneyland, consider applying for a scholarship.  


Every two years Area 12 offers scholarships to two Area 12 members to assist them with the cost of attending the Area 12 conference. The Jim Scott Memorial Scholarship fund assists one ringer and one director who demonstrate financial need by covering their registration, room fees (at double occupancy), and any meals that are included in the registration packet.

If you or someone you know is interested, send in your application today.

To find out more information on qualifying for the Jim Scott Memorial Scholarship and to download an application, click here, or contact the Area 12 past chair at pastchair@areaxii.org.
SoCal - Michèle Sharik, Regional Coordinator

Hey there, SoCal-ers!

The SoCal Spring Ring is less than three weeks away! Have you registered yet? There is still time to register and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to prepare for the Disneyland conference under the baton of Barbara Meinke. Registration forms and other information are available at the SoCal web page
Looking ahead, I know that many of you are planning Spring Concerts, so send me a quick email with the date, time, and location so I can put them on the SoCal page and on the Area 12 calendar
I do know of one summer event already: "A Day of Handbells," August 18th at First UMC in Escondido. Michèle Sharik (that's me!) will lead a day-long workshop on various handbell skills and techniques. Registration information will be available soon, so watch this space for details!

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


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LA Metro - Pearl Marshall, Regional Coordinator
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Spring Ring Report

What a treat! Clinician Kath Wissinger was very well received by our Spring Ringers. She was informative, helpful, and supportive, yet with high expectations for us. Her patience and clarity of explanations were greatly appreciated. Many thanks to all who helped organize, and all who participated in this event. Our collective efforts made for a satisfying day.



I know we've all been hearing it a lot, but IT'S NOT TOO LATE to sign up for the Area 12 Conference at Disneyland! There are so many wonderful opportunities it'd be a shame to miss it, especially since it is right here in our own neighborhood. I'll be there helping out, so if you attend, please stop by and introduce yourself. I'm really looking forward to meeting and reconnecting with even more ringers and directors from all over our area!


Upcoming Events

Though it seems that next school year is a long way off, we are quickly moving ahead with plans for the next few regional events. If you haven't already done so, please take some time now to mark your calendars. I know I learn something new every time I step out of my ringing routine. These events provide a great opportunity to pick up new approaches, sharpen our ringing skills, gain a deeper understanding of our instrument, and connect (or reconnect) with the wider handbell community. Please consider these benefits for you and your choirs as you begin to plan your schedule for the fall. Information flyers and registration forms will be posted soon.

  • Fall Ringers Workshop
    October 6, 2012

    Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena

    Rudy Rodriguez
    4-in-hand Instruction:
    Linda Krantz
  • Youth Handbell Festival
    November 3, 2012

    Los Altos United Methodist Church in Long Beach

    Barbara Meinke
  • Area Concerts
    We have several groups presenting concerts in our area throughout the spring. I would encourage everyone to attend another group's concert this season. Maybe even invite a friend! It's an opportunity to support other ringers, get exposure to new repertoire and pick up some new ideas. Concert listings can be found at the bottom of the LA Metro page of the Area website and also on the Area 12 calendar. Please let me know if you have a concert that could be included on our list.

Pearl Marshall lametro@areaxii.org  
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CenCal - Lori Smith, Regional Coordinator
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The 9th Annual Bakersfield Spring Ring, cooordinated by Diane L. Bryant, was held Saturday, March 17, and it was fabulous!  With energy and excellence, clinician Michèle Sharik led the 70+ ringers through six wonderful pieces, including a grand processional, a lovely piece with flute accompaniment, and a triumphant piece with organ accompaniment.  Featured soloist Christine Anderson left everyone awestruck with her exceptional talents. Excellent workshops were offered by Christine Anderson, Rachel German, Randy Miller, Michèle Sharik, and Mel Tully. Although the rain made setup logistics a bit challenging, the day was won by enthusiasm, laughter, and awe.  Plans are already in the works for next year's 10th anniversary event on Saturday March 9, 2013.


Next up is the Central Coast Spring Ring on Saturday April 28 in Atascadero. Space is filling up fast, but as of this writing, there is room for one more choir and several orphan ringers to fill out the tables. Here are the event details:


What:                    Central Coast Spring Ring

Where:                  Atascadero United Methodist Church
                             11605 El Camino Real

                     Atascadero, California

When:                   Saturday, April 28, 2012

Time:                    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Registration Fee:   $15 per ringer

Clinicians:             Mary Balkow and Mel Tully

Final concert is free and begins at 3:30 pm. For more information, contact Margie Orchard via email at margie6@wildblue.net or phone 805.434.5051.


Check the Area 12 calendar or the Central California web page for news of upcoming concerts in the area, including Opus with the MJC Masterworks Chorus on April 15th and Bakersfield's "A Gather RING" on April 28th.


Lori Smith 

SF Bay Area - Julie Vaquilar, Regional Coordinator
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The 21st Annual Bay Area Spring Ring in Cupertino was a success. With success comes many thanks.

  • Thanks to Dave Ruder for organizing the event for all these years. A big thank you goes to his team of volunteers including Carol Smith, the event registrar. There is a lot of setup, after-event tear-down, and problem-solving that goes on throughout the day.
  • Thanks to the clinicians who taught classes on various ringing topics throughout the day: Deborah Carr, Rima Greer, Mark Goldstein, P.L. Grove, Caroline Harnly, David Ruder, Dian Ruder, Carol Smith, and Larry Sue.
  • Thanks to the 250 ringers who participated in the event. Ringers from 26 area handbell choirs and ten individual ringers came despite the rain.
  • Thanks to the directors who prepared their ringers for the event.
  • Special thanks to Carol Smith for her wonderful lunchtime solo concert. It was an entertaining program. Her piano accompanist was Jane Patty, and Carol's husband even joined in with percussion on "Plink! Plank! Plunk!" Well done!
  • Thanks to Messiah Brass for their prelude at the concert.
  • Thanks to our accompanists and additional musicians throughout the program: Mark Goldstein, Tessique Houston, the Heartsong Choir, and Messiah Brass.
  • Thanks to the Intense Ringers who spent Friday evening and Saturday morning preparing two advanced pieces for the concert.
  • Thanks to Wil Mandac who photographed the activities throughout the day.
  • Thanks to our supportive audience who managed to make it a standing-room only event again.
  • Finally, a huge thank you to Deborah Carr, our guest clinician from Missouri. She was fun, instructive and motivational in getting ringers to perform at a higher level. Instead of being scolded at ringing wrong notes, we were forgiven and asked to ring with musicality, keeping in mind the words and the history of the pieces we were playing.

Bravo to all on a spectacular event!


Next year's Bay Area Spring Ring will be on April 13, 2013, so mark your calendars. Guest clinicians will be James Meredith and the ringers from Sonos Handbell Ensemble, and the lunch time solo concert will be given by Linda Krantz.


As always, check the Area 12 calendar and the Bay Area web page for upcoming local concerts. Make sure you get out and support other bell choirs by attending their concerts!


Julie Vaquilar



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NorCal - Nancy Schmitt, Regional Coordinator
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Dear Handbell Musicians,


Spring is here and Holy Week and Easter are approaching. Perhaps you are wondering what special things you can do during Holy Week and Easter. Maybe you already know that half of your ringers will be gone on Easter. Do you try to keep it simple or do you go all out with your ringing?


During Lent and Holy Week I try to keep things simple. For Advent we use a bell toll of the hour to begin our worship service. For Lent we use the Trinity Chimes to begin the worship service. At our Good Friday Stations of the Cross service, we use a bell toll before each Station is read. For the Tennebrae service, we use a bell toll before each candle is lit. Some years, a handbell solo is rung at the Good Friday services.


For Easter Sunday, I try to go all out by doing one or more of the following: ring an anthem, combine with the vocal choir on an anthem, combine with organ and piano and bells for a prelude, ring a processional, ring the Easter greeting with the congregation responding, sponsor a flower cross, and/or do change ringing. Four ringers will do change ringing outdoors prior to the worship service. As people get out of their cars they are greeted by the ringing of those bells. When the service is ready to start, the four ringers go inside to do change ringing as the call to worship. Trinity Chimes may be used after the benediction.


Whatever you decide to do during Holy Week and Easter - keep it simple or go all out - happy spring ringing to you all!


Nancy Schmitt

 Nevada - Barbara Walsh, Regional Coordinator
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As raindrops patter on the long-parched desert floor, Spring sweeps into northern Nevada, bringing renewal, growth, and a sense of expectation. On Saturday, May 12, our 10th Annual Sierra Spring Ring does for the bell ringer what the longed-for rain does for our desert. With four familiar songs to ring, the northern Nevada bell ringers gather to participate in renewal of old friendships and growth of bell-ringing skills, while a sense of expectation lifts our spirits and helps our bells to soar.


I hope you plan to participate in this incredibly fun day, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with check-in, then massed rehearsal led by Tess Houston, lunch, more massed rehearsal, a fantastic rhythm class taught by Barb Walsh, and culminating with a public concert at 4:00 p.m.


For those who want more of a challenge, and a chance to stretch metaphorical wings, plan to come early and participate in the 2nd Annual Radical Ring. Beginning at 8:00 a.m., we will play two songs from the massed repertoire of this year's Area 12 conference at Disneyland.


And finally, finish off a perfect day by attending a 5:15 p.m. concert by Tintabulations, northern Nevada's premier handbell ensemble. You will hear some old favorites, some Disney tunes, and a few lovely bell compositions that have challenged and stretched Tintabulations' skills!


If you can't wait until May for some good ringing, I hope you can all come out to the Velocity Rhythm and Bells concert when they visit the Reno area in just two weeks. For details of their concert and all the upcoming events in Nevada, check out the Nevada page of the Area 12 web site


Always feel free to send me an email if you have questions. 


Barbara Walsh  

Hawaii - Karen Carlisle Regional Coordinator
Karen Carlisle

Don't forget even though we're not on the mainland, we still have the opportunity to go to Disneyland. I will be organizing a Hawaii choir (or possibly two?) to travel to Disneyland this summer. If you think you are even slightly interested in going, please contact me now to make sure we include you in our plans.


Also, if you are interested in hosting an event of our own here in Hawaii, let me know. 

Karen Carlisle

More to Report on Distinctly Bronze West   
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Fourteen ringers from Area 12 participated at this year's Distinctly Bronze West, the West Coast version of National's by-audition-only advanced ringing event. Tess Houston recalls some of the highlights:


"Anthony Chapman, who is this year's David Davidson Composition winner, was at the event, and we played his winning piece Black Belling. He based the rhythms in the piece on African drumming patterns, and it was a fun, interesting, and high energy piece. We really enjoyed putting it together, and getting to hear from Anthony what his thoughts were when he wrote it.


Another highlight was Don Allured's Londonderry Air. Everyone really put a lot of skill and emotion into their performance, and it was very touching to play that piece in Don's memory.


And we had a really great time playing St. Louis Blues. We really enjoyed playing the blues, and the energy that we created while playing the piece was excellent!!!!


There were 74 ringers total, and while most were from all over the United States, there was one from Australia and a few from Canada"

DBE West 2012
Front Row:  Tess Houston, Barbara Meinke, and Beth Mays
Center Row: Sandy Haynes, Gretchen Rauch, Julie Vaquilar, Linda Krantz, Larry Sue and Debbie Shaw
Back Row:  Heather Haworth, Michèle Sharik, Brian Pituley, Rebekah Maneer, and Marcus Maneer 

Information on this event, Distinctly Bronze East and other National events can be found on the national web site.
Calendar of Events    April-May

Friday, April 13, 2012, 7:30 pm The Master's College handbell ensembles perform in concert, The Master's College Recital Hall, corner of Placeritos Boulevard and Quigley Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California. For more information contact Claire Blackwell at cblackwell@masters.edu .


Sunday, April 15, 2012, 8:15 and 11 am Concordia Spirit Bells in worship services and in concert, Ascension Lutheran Church, 17910 S. Prairie Avenue, Torrance, California. For information contact Nancy Jessup at nancy.jessup@cui.edu


Sunday, April 15, 2012, 1:30 to 4:30 pm Handbell Ventures Open House, Lucie Stern Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. For more information go to www.handbellventures.org.

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 2 pm Velocity Handbell Ensemble performs its Rhythm and Bells concert, Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, Nevada. Freewill offering will be taken to help with trip expenses. For more information go to  www.velocitybells.org.

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 3 pm Concordia Concert Handbells in concert, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 26800 Newport Road, Menifee, California. For information contact Dr. Herb Geisler at herb.geisler@cui.edu.

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 3 pm Opus Handbell Ensemble and the MJC Masterworks Chorus in concert, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto, California. For information, contact Lisa Traughber at lisabell@tupc.org.  

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 4 pm
LA Bronze in concert, First United Methodist Church, Carlson Fellowship Center, 130 N. Kenwood Street, Glendale, California. For information contact Linda Krantz at ringwithme@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, April 21, 2012, 8 am-4:30 pm Southern California Spring Ring, Hope Lutheran Church, 29141 Vallejo Avenue, Temecula, California. Clinician: Barbara Meinke. Final concert begins at 3:30 p.m. For information contact Michèle Sharik at  socal@areaxii.org.


Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8 am to 4:30 pm Central Coast Spring Ring, Atascadero United Methodist Church, 11605 El Camino Real, Atascadero, California. Clinicians: Mary Balkow and Mel Tully. Final concert begins at 3:30 pm. For information contact Margie Orchard at margie6@wildblue.net.     


Saturday, April 28, 2012, 4 pm San Clemente Community Handbell Ensemble in its debut performance, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 200 Avenida San Pablo, San Clemente, California. For more information contact Sharon Guilliams at sguilliams@cox.net. 


Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7 pm Low Ding Zone in concert, Hope Lutheran Church, 2383 Pacific Drive, Santa Clara, California. A freewill offering will be taken. For more information go to  www.handbellventures.org. 


Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7 pm Opus Handbell Ensemble in concert, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto, California. For information, contact Lisa Traughber at lisabell@tupc.org.


Sunday, April 29, 2012, 4 pm A Gather RING, spring concert, First Congregational Church, 5 Real Road, Bakersfield, California. For information contact Jenell Mahoney at revjenell@bak.rr.com.


Friday, May 4, 2012, 7 pm Tapestry (featuring Canto Bell Handbell Ensemble) presents Music of the Night-Gems of the Stage, Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Avenue, Walnut Creek, California. Freewill offering to benefit Open Heart Kitchen and Garden of Grace. Reception following concert. For more information, contact Carol Smith at  carolsmith2@comcast.net.


Saturday, May 5, 2012, 7 pm Tapestry (featuring Canto Bell Handbell Ensemble) presents Music of the Night-Gems of the Stage, Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Avenue, Livermore, California. Freewill offering to benefit Open Heart Kitchen and Garden of Grace. Reception following concert. For more information, contact Carol Smith at carolsmith2@comcast.net.

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 4 pm Cathedral Bells in concert, St. John's Lutheran Church, 154 South Shaffer Street, Orange, California. Freewill offering will be taken. For information, contact Ramona Miller at brmiller41@att.net.

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 8 am-5 pm Sierra Spring Ring and Radical Ring, South Reno United Methodist Church, 200 De Spain Lane, Reno, Nevada. Clinician: Tess Houston. Final concert begins at 4 pm. For information contact Barbara Walsh at nevada@areaxii.org.

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 5:15 pm Tintabulations in concert, South Reno United Methodist Church, 200 De Spain Lane, Reno, Nevada. For information contact Barbara Walsh at barbagehr@worldnet.att.net.

Friday, May 18, 2012, 8 pm Bay Bells performs its Triptychs concert, Grace Lutheran Church, 3129 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, California. For more information go to www.baybells.org.

Sunday, May 20, 2012, 4 pm LA Bronze in concert, Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach, California. For information contact Linda Krantz at ringwithme@sbcglobal.net.

Sunday, May 20, 2012, 7 pm Tapestry (featuring Canto Bell Handbell Ensemble) presents Music of the Night-Gems of the Stage, Danville Village Theater, 233 Front Street, Danville, California. Tickets $25, include a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception and benefit the San Ramon Historic Foundation. For tickets after May 1, go to www.villagetheatreshows.com. For more information, contact Carol Smith at  carolsmith2@comcast.net.



Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 8 pm Bay Bells performs its Triptychs concert, First Congregational Church, 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, California. For more information go to www.baybells.org . 


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Advertising Rates for the 2012 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.

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