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Area 12 Newsletter
May 2012
In This Issue
Handbell Resources
West Coast Handbell Supply
Heitz Handbells
Bells of the Cascades 2013 Cruise
Ring Bells in Tuscany
Velocity Farewell Concert
Bell Loan Program
Area 12 Board
Upcoming Concerts
A Message From the Chair
Calendar of Events
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Life as we know it is about to change. As of this August, Velocity Handbell Ensemble will no longer exist as a quartet. We're not sure if this will be a short hiatus or a complete paradigm shift, but...


...we DO know there is only one more chance to see Velocity perform their Rhythm and Bells concert in its entirety, so take advantage of it!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

4 pm

First Covenant Church

4000 Redwood Road

Oakland, California


Velocity is honored to finish out their "quartet era" this summer as a featured guest artist and teachers at the Area 8 conference in St. Charles, Missouri; as a featured guest artist and teachers at the Area 12 conference at Disneyland; and as teachers and United States handbell representatives at the International Symposium in Liverpool, England. A freewill offering will be taken at the June 3rd concert to help the group with travel expenses to these prestigious events.


We also want to take the opportunity to thank you for supporting us all these years. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area (or even if you don't), you are invited to come out for our final performance. Don't miss this chance to experience music that moves!




Area 12 Bell
Loan  Program
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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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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. 


May 6, 2012
3 p.m.
Summerlin Ringers and
    Harmony Handbells in concert
Mountain View Presbyterian Church
(Sun City Summerlin)
8601 Del Webb Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada

May 12, 2012
4 p.m.
Final Concert
Sierra Spring Ring and Radical Ring
South Reno U.M.C.
200 De Spain Lane
Reno, Nevada

May 12, 2012
5:15 p.m.
Tintabulations in concert
South Reno U.M.C.
200 De Spain Lane
Reno, Nevada

SF Bay Area

May 4, 2012
7 p.m.
Tapestry featuring Canto Bello
presents Music of the Night
Walnut Creek U.M.C.
1543 Sunnyvale Avenue
Walnut Creek, California

May 5, 2012
7 p.m.
Tapestry featuring Canto Bello
presents Music of the Night
Asbury U.M.C.
4743 East Avenue
Livermore, California

May 18, 2012
8 p.m.
Bay Bells performs Triptychs
Grace Lutheran Church
3129 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, California

May 19, 2012
7 p.m.
34th Annual Handbell Concert
It's All About Change!
Walnut Creek U.M.C.
1543 Sunnyvale Avenue
Walnut Creek, California

May 20, 2012
7 p.m.
Tapestry featuring Canto Bello
presents Music of the Night
Danville Village Theater
233 Front Street
Danville, California

May 29, 2012
8 p.m.
Bay Bells performs Triptychs
First Congregational Church
1980 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, California

LA Metro

May 6, 2012
4 p.m.
Cathedral Bells in concert
St. John's Lutheran Church
154 South Shaffer Street
Orange, California 

May 20, 2012
4 p.m.
LA Bronze in concert
Grace First Presbyterian Church
3955 N. Studebaker Road
Long Beach, California

May 20, 2012
4 p.m.
Four Handbell Choirs in concert
Camarillo United Methodist Church
291 Anacapa Drive
Camarillo, California

May 22, 2012
8 p.m.
Beth Mays Senior Recital!!!
University of Redlands
Fred Loewe Performance Hall
1200 E. Colton Avenue
Redlands, 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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OK, we know we said it last month, but it really bears repeating: It's STILL not too late to join us at the Happiest Place on Earth! Even if you can only attend for a day, you won't want to miss even a moment of what could be the most exciting handbell event you've ever attended. Check out the Disney conference page for all the details!
A Message from the Chair
 Rima Greer 

Greetings everybody! Happy May!


We are only one month and some-odd days away from Disneyland, and I can't tell you how excited I am! It looks like we are going to have fantastic attendance, and I'm really looking forward to seeing you all there. Don't forget to bring your comfy shoes, and rest up beforehand. It's gonna be nonstop fun!


I also want to remind you all that we have Area 12 board elections coming up. We have a new system now that I hope you will take advantage of. You'll be getting your ballot in the mail, just like normal, but you can bring your ballot with you and cast your vote at the conference. This way, you have a chance to meet your candidates (if you haven't already) and get to know what kind of people they are and what kind of vision they have for the future of handbells.


Remember, this is YOUR guild, and your vote is important! If you are an Area 12 member, watch your mailbox in the next few weeks for your 2012 ballot. We'll also be giving you details on the candidates via mail, and we will post them to the web in case you misplace the information. Vote by mail, or bring your ballot to the conference and vote there. Just don't lose your ballot!


I look forward to seeing you very, very soon at the Happiest Place on Earth!



Area XII Chair


Communiqué (From the Communications Director) 
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Kathy Arnold, your 2012 conference registrar reminded me of a few important deadlines the other day, and I thought I should also take a moment to remind all of you who are attending the conference:

      • Registration for the conference officially "closes" on May 15th. While this does NOT mean you cannot attend after that date, it DOES mean that the all-day track discount of $30 disappears. I tend to wait until the last-minute in adhering to deadlines as much as the next person, but if you haven't already registered, if I were you I would "git 'er done" before that discount goes away!
      • The deadline to register for a room at the Disneyland Hotel is June 6th. Again the deep room discount offered to Area 12 conference attendees will disappear after that. To make your hotel reservation at the discounted rate, click here.
      • All final conference registration payments are due by May 15th. If you made only a deposit payment, you will need to pay the rest of your registration by that date. Note that if you are signed up for a track and have not paid your full fee by May 15th, you run the risk of losing your track reservation. There is a waiting list for several tracks, so don't delay. Again...git 'er done!
      • I'm sure many of you are excited about the twilight discount park passes we're being offered as part of the conference. We've discovered that those passes need to be purchased BEFORE the start of the conference! There is an expiration date on the discount, which is June 26th. If you plan to head into one of the Disney theme parks in the evening after the day's handbell events are over, go to the hotel registration page and click the link on the right side of the screen marked Purchase Specially-Priced Tickets Now!  

So I guess you all have your work cut out for you: git 'er done! 


Meanwhile, the rest of your Area 12 Board also has our work cut out for us. We are staying busy, busy, busy!  There are all the conference details: Scholarships, the Magic Ensemble, Vivace tour, Silent Auction, Massed Ringing rehearsal notes, track registration, concert planning, equipment and space planning. Then there are the local events and concerts that are still occurring through July.


Oh! And don't forget we also have Elections!


Heh, heh...amidst all of this, don't forget to practice.... 


P.L. Grove
Communications Director

Silent Auction - Give Something and Get Something Back!
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Here's another reminder about this year's Silent Auction that is once again being spearheaded by Norma Rose. As always, you can't send those donation forms in soon enough! So this year, we've added a few incentives for you to donate early and often:    
  • The first donation form received by email will receive a prize.
  • The first donation form received by snail mail will also receive a prize. 
  • The bell choir that submits the most donations will also win a prize.
  • And...for every Silent Auction donation you make, your name will be entered into a drawing for 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 will have to win. The gift certificate can be used to help with your hotel costs, to buy dinner, or to purchase a Disney souvenir of the event.

Your donations go to help support the Area 12 handbell and handchime donation program to get bells into schools. The funds are also used to support our scholarship programs to send ringers and directors to conferences like the Area 12 Disneyland conference and even National Seminar.    


Remember, you do NOT have to attend the conference to donate to the Silent Auction.

And if you ARE attending the event, you should definitely donate an item - or six! If you are unable to bring your donation(s) with you to the event, you can send them to Norma Rose via the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos, 16575 Shannon Road, Los Gatos, California, 95032. 


Donation forms can be downloaded from the Area XII Web site and should be mailed or emailed to Norma as soon as possible.   

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

Donate Now! (and donate later, too....)


Massed Ringing Rehearsal Notes Now Available
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You've got your music, and you're already practicing. Your group just might be ready to infuse some of the directors' vision into the massed music for this summer's Disneyland conference.

Rehearsal notes are now available, and while we'll send these out with detailed information for registrants, we've also posted them online for your convenience. To go to the rehearsal notes web page, click here.
Treasure Hunt Update - May Clue
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Congratulations to Sandi Tansley, who correctly guessed the new item on the Area 12 web site was the Vivace Tour page (make sure you check it out - Vivace could be coming to a town near you!).
And now...before we give you the LAST Treasure Hunt clue (sniff, sniff....), 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. (Now I have to say this again, because people seem to MISS this part of the clue - the correct answer is related to a NEW item on the Area 12 web site!) 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 final Treasure Hunt clue: 

For Area 12 elections, we'll surely need some votes

But to make the most of practice, don't forget the notes     


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. 


Hurry and send your guess

before someone else gets the last of the treasure....

Yo ho, Yo ho!


SoCal - Michèle Sharik, Regional Coordinator

Hey there, SoCal-ers!

The SoCal Spring Ring on April 21 was a big success! Over 150 ringers came together to spend the day ringing handbells under the baton of our amazing clinician Barbara Meinke. By all accounts, everybody had a great time!
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Next year's Spring Ring will again include the Friday night Bronze Vision event plus a variety of classes, and our clinician is the inimitable Michael Glasgow. Note: the date I gave at this year's Spring Ring is wrong!  :-( The real date is Friday and Saturday April 19 and 20, 2013. We are looking for a venue for next year, so please let me know if you have an appropriate facility!
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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Greetings Fellow Ringers!


Well, we are now squarely in Spring Concert Season! I hope everyone has found a concert or two to attend. It's such an easy way to support other ringers in our community, plus you get to enjoy some live music to revitalize your own spirit. Please let me know if there are other handbell concerts (or concerts that include handbell ringing) that should be placed on our list!


Our Fall Ringers Workshop flyer and registration form are ready and will soon be available at the LA Metro page. We are very excited to try a new format. We're not going to split into divisions this year. Instead, we are offering twice as many class opportunities for all attending! We will also work on two massed pieces. We are only asking choirs to come with their own copies of the first title, the second will be borrowed from Area 12. The Workshop is being held on October 6 at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have.


Plans for the Youth Handbell Festival are coming together as well. This will be an event specially designed for ringers in middle and high school. All choirs that include youth of this age range are encouraged to participate. If you are even considering bringing your youth to this event, I would appreciate a quick email saying so. This way, we can be sure to have the necessary staff and equipment to ensure a rich experience for all who attend.


See you at Disneyland!


Pearl Marshall  lametro@areaxii.org  
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CenCal - Lori Smith, Regional Coordinator
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Hello CenCal Ringers!


This month, I'm spotlighting Silver Bells Handbell Ensemble from Modesto Church of the Brethren. This three-octave group, under the direction of Stephen Reddy, plays in worship several times a year. Back in November they were one of several groups providing musical offerings in an Interfaith Thanksgiving event. In December, six of their ringers and the church choir provided music for a Sunday worship service at Casa de Modesto Retirement Center. Then each year at their church they have several musical offerings for the annual Christmas and Lenten concerts. This fall they will again participate in the 2nd Annual Salvation Army Bells of Blessing. It's good to be busy!


I can't believe Disneyland is next month!


Lori Smith 

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


It's amazing the different types of events that happen with handbells. I encourage you to check out the calendar for opportunities to support see what some area groups are doing. Here are just three examples of recent Bay Area events.


The Bay Area School Festival took place on March 22 in the newly renovated gymnasium at All Saints Catholic School in Hayward. There were 125 young ringers performing under the guidance of clinician Michèle Sharik. She did a great job of pulling the group together for a wonderful concert, attended by parents and the students at All Saints. Most of the groups' teachers got involved in the Bell Olympic games, which included Maori Sticks this year. Thanks to site host Steven J. Meyer and event organizer Dian Ruder. Next year's event will be March 21, 2013, so school choirs and directors mark your calendar!


San Francisco's Bell Appeal presented their It's About Time concert on March 30 and 31 on both sides of the Bay. The repertoire - which was all songs related to time - included pieces such as "The Syncopated Clock, "Time After Time," "As Time Goes By" - I think you get the idea. The group incorporated other instruments in the concert, including cello, drums, guitar, and piano, to add to the texture of the music. All-in-all, it was a well-executed, well-performed, and entertaining program. Audiences are likely to see or hear something usual on handbells at a Bell Appeal concert.


On April 15, Handbell Ventures held its second annual Open House. The event - that was somehow both classy and casual - combined wine and light refreshments with songs by Bay Bells and Low Ding Zone. Since it was an open house, visitors could drop by any time at the Lucie Stern Ballroom; enjoy a glass of wine; watch handbell performances from individuals, trios, and quartets; and even join in sight reading a few pieces. If that weren't enough, a silent auction allowed participants to indulge in bidding on unique items that caught their fancy (in my case, a ceramic salt pig). This is a great way for people to experience handbells in performance without having to embrace a formal concert experience.


There are always lots of handbell events in the Bay Area, and May is no exception. Best wishes to all the performers - and don't forget to be an audience member, too - having a great, appreciative audience always helps the performance! 


As always, check the Area 12 calendar and the Bay Area web page for upcoming local concerts. Oh! And Bay Bells is looking for a new director, too. Details on that are also on the Bay Area web page!


Julie Vaquilar



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NorCal - Nancy Schmitt, Regional Coordinator
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Hello Ringers and Directors!


We love ringing bells and want to do as much ringing as possible. You might say we are addicted to ringing. Two rehearsals a week preparing for a concert, attending a ringing event every weekend or at least every other weekend, many hours spent rehearsing a solo number or duet number, rehearsing for a bronze event, giving a concert every day for two weeks while touring, and the list goes on.


Then your body, especially your arms and hands, start to retaliate from all of this ringing. You start to notice that your body parts are a little achy and sore. How many of us take the time to do stretches or warm up exercises before ringing or cool down exercises after finishing a grueling four- hour rehearsal? Yes, I remember the first rehearsal at the Orlando International Symposium was a four- hour rehearsal. How many of us know when to stop when it hurts too much? Some of us find it hard to take the 5-10 minutes to stretch and warm up and then 5 minutes to cool down because we want to get right into ringing or there is a time crunch. So something has to give.


Those extra few minutes of stretching and warm ups are important to keep your body healthy enough to keep ringing for years to come.


And as always, check the calendar for events and concerts in Northern California. 



Nancy Schmitt

 Nevada - Barbara Walsh, Regional Coordinator
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Well, we're counting down to Disneyland, but first up in the Reno area is the Sierra Spring Ring. In just two weeks we'll be having our own local handbell conference complete with Radical Ring and a post-conference concert by Tintabulations.


For more information on the Sierra Spring Ring - including how to register - check out the Nevada page of the Area 12 web site


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


Barbara Walsh  

Hawaii - Karen Carlisle Regional Coordinator
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Our Disneyland adventure is almost here. If you haven't signed up yet to attend the upcoming Area 12 conference next month, please contact me immediately if you're interested in attending. We're planning to have a great time making music with other Area 12 ringers on the mainland, as well as hanging out at the Happiest Place on Earth. 


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

Karen Carlisle

Upcoming Opportunities for National Events   
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Registration is now open for this summer's National Seminar in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Distinctly Bronze East in New Bern, North Carolina.


National events are a great way to increase your knowledge of the instrument and test your skills at a more advanced level. 


To find out more about these exciting National ringing and learning opportunities, click over to the National web site.

Calendar of Events    May-June


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, 3 pm Summerlin Ringers and Harmony Handbells in concert, Mountain View Presbyterian Church (Sun City Summerlin), 8601 Del Webb Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada. For information, contact Janet Ty at jyty@aol.com.

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.


Saturday, May 19, 2012, 4 pm First United Methodist Handbell Choir in its Spring Concert, First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street (at the corner of South), Redding, California. For information contact Carol Whitmer at carolwhitmer@att.net


Saturday, May 19, 2012, 7 pm It's All About Change! - The 34th Annual Handbell Concert, featuring the Ringing Bells, LVs and soloist Carol Smith, Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Avenue, Walnut Creek, California. Admission is free. For information contact Jane Patty at JaneEPatty@aol.com.


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, 4 pm Four Handbell Choirs in concert, Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo, California. A freewill offering will be taken. For information contact Kristi VanKeersbilck at kristivan@cam-umc.org.


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 22, 2012, 8 pm Beth Mays in her senior recital, University of Redlands, Fred Loewe Performance Hall, 1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, California. For more information, contact the School of Music at 909.748.8700.


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. 


Saturday, June 2, 2012, 5:10 pm LA Bronze plays before during and after the 5:30 worship service, First Lutheran Church, 2900 West Carson Street, Torrance, California. For information contact Linda Krantz at ringwithme@sbcglobal.net.


Sunday, June 3, 2012, 4 pm Velocity Handbell Ensemble in its final full performance of its Rhythm and Bells concert, First Covenant Church, 4000 Redwood Road, Oakland, California. A freewill offering will be taken. For more information go to www.velocitybells.org.  


Sunday, June 10, 2012, 2 pm Carillon Ringers and Wesleyan Ringers in concert, First United Methodist Church, 410 E. Broadway, Glendale, California. For more information contact Scott Leggett at salangelfan@earthlink.net


Sunday, June 24, 2012, 9:55 am and 11:15 am Bel Tempo in worship service (9:55) and in concert (11:15), Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3235 Pope Avenue, Sacramento, California. For information contact Mary Balkow at rmbalkow@sbcglobal.net.


Monday, June 25, 2012, 7 pm Vivace (from Puerto Rico) in concert, First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. An offering will be taken to help cover tour expenses. For more information go to the Vivace West Coast Tour page or contact Ellie Hodder at nwwalk@spiritone.com.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 7 pm Vivace (from Puerto Rico) in concert, St. James Lutheran Church, 2500 Shasta View Drive, Redding, California. An offering will be taken to help cover tour expenses. For more information go to the Vivace West Coast Tour page or contact Nancy Schmitt at schmitt@awwwsome.com.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 7 pm Vivace (from Puerto Rico) in Concert, Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Avenue, Walnut Creek, California. An offering will be taken to help cover tour expenses. For more information go to the Vivace West Coast Tour page or contact Carol Smith at carolsmith2@comcast.net.


Thursday, June 28-Sunday, July 1, 2012 Handbell Musicians of America Area 12 Conference, Disneyland Hotel, 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, California. Final Massed Ringing Concert on Sunday, July 1 is free and open to the public beginning at 3 pm. For more information, go to the Area 12 Conference Web Page.


Monday, July 2, 2012, 7 pm Vivace (from Puerto Rico) in Concert, First Congregational Church, 5 Real Road, Bakersfield, California. An offering will be taken to help cover tour expenses. For more information go to the Vivace West Coast Tour page or contact Reverend Jenell Mahoney at revjenell@bak.rr.com.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 7 pm Vivace (from Puerto Rico) in Concert, Valley Church, 10885 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino, California. An offering will be taken to help cover tour expenses. For more information go to the Vivace West Coast Tour page or contact Dave Ruder at daveruder@comcast.net.


To view all the events on the Area 12 calendar Click Here.

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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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