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Bells of the Cascades, an auditioned community
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May 31, 2012.
A 7-night Southern Caribbean voyage with guest clinician Fred Gramann.
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Area 10 Conference
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Board of Directors
Chair - Dennis Dell
3915 15th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405
Chair Elect - Brian Tervo
15504 NE 52nd St
Redmond, WA 98052
Secretary - Angie Barbosa
1715 S Linda Vista Ave
Boise, ID 83709
Treasurer - Cindy McAfee
2350 Larch Camp Rd
Missoula, MT 59803
Past Chair - Scott Barker
2514 166th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98008
Alaska Chair - Paula Johnson
20246 McKinley View Ave
Chugiak, AK 99567
Idaho Chair - Barbara Mix
1729 Dora Dr S
Twin Falls, ID 83301
142 3rd St S
Shelby, MT 59474
Oregon Chair - Diane Barnes
Ashland, OR 97520
Washington Chair -
4820 40th Ave SW Apt. B
Seattle, WA 98116
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6073 Sycamore Ln
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Membership Chair -
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Please update your profile following the link at the bottom of the newsletter. This will give you the opportunity to select various regions of our area so we can send you information about events and concerts close to home. You may change this information at any time.
SENSATION ON THE SOUND
Area 10 Conference June 22-24
Registrations have been steadily coming in. Please remember that April 1 is the last date for the lower rate of $180. Then it goes up to $200. Also, for those who sent in a deposit, the balance due must be postmarked by April 1 or the higher $200 rate will apply.
All the information as well as registration forms are in the links in the article below as well as on our website, area10.handbellmusicians.org. Under the batons of William Payn and Shirley Lindberg, you will take the music to new heights of musicality.
There is also a pre-conference Directors' Seminar with William Payn on Friday, June 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to refine your skills. The last date for the early rate of $60 is April 1.
If you are unable to open any of the forms, please email me and I will gladly send them to you as attachments or, if you prefer, snail mail them to you.
Please remember the Youth Handbell Festival on Saturday, March 24, and Techniques Worskshop on Friday evening, March 23. These are perfect ways to network and enjoy ringing with many other youth in Area 10. See the article below and contact Ellie Hodder with any questions.
Please help spread the word about the conference, pre-conference Directors' Seminar, Youth Festival and other Area 10 events. Forward this newsletter to other directors you know. Also encourage your ringers to subscribe to the newsletter.
2012 Area 10 Handbell Conference
June 22-24, 2012
Tacoma Convention Center
Tacoma Convention Center
Concert by Vivace from Puerto Rico
on Saturday night
Cost: $180 (before April 1)
Lodging on your own
Check in Friday afternoon
Vivace Concert is Saturday, 8:00 pm
Final Concert is Sunday afternoon
Pre-conference Directors' Seminar
with William Payn
Friday, June 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$60 (before April 1)
(Click each line to open a pdf file of the form)
MagicFest 2012! - Big Sky Handbell Festival
Friday & Saturday,
April 27 - 28
Rocky Mountain College -
1511 Poly Drive
Tim Waugh, guest clinician
Directions to Rocky Mountain College
Map of Rocky Mountain College
Pacific NW Youth Handbell Festival 2012
March 24, 2012
Theme: "Around the World"
New: Teen Challenge Choir!
Michèle Sharik, guest clinician
First Unitarian Church, Portland
It pleases me to tell you that we have succeeded in making the Pacific NW Youth Handbell Festival an annual event. This year, it will take place in Portland on March 24th at First Unitarian Church. Our clinician is Michèle Sharik, one of the "go to" ringers in developing handbell technique.
This year, too, there are two special events within the festival. First, we are going to try out a Teen Challenge choir that will have the opportunity to work together on a tough piece for the evening concert. Second, there will be a dedicated techniques workshop on Friday evening with Michèle that is open to both youth and adults.
Developing youth ensembles and helping each other sustain young ringers' interest is a number one goal of the guild. Regular ringing events are a key element in helping us achieve this goal. Please do consider bringing your ringers to this event.
DON'T HAVE A FULL CHOIR? No problem. This is often the case and I am happy to help bring choirs together so our kids can experience large choir ringing.
HAVE A FEW KIDS LOOKING FOR A CHOIR TO PRACTICE WITH? Please let me know and I will do everything I can to help you network with directors in your area so all our kids may participate.
QUESTIONS? Please do jet me an email or give me a call/txt.
I look forward to greeting you at the Pacific NW Youth Handbell Festival.
* Handbell Musicians of America, Area 10 District Leader
for Greater Portland http://handbellmusicians.org
* Director of Handbells, First Unitarian Church
* Artistic Director, Pacific Ringers http://www.pacificringers.org
Music List & Registration Form
Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference
May 4-5, 2012
Ashland Middle School
Movement and Musicality
Guest clinician: Michèle Sharik
If you have any questions or would like registration materials sent electronically please contact Diane Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Choir Directors Survey
Handbell directors working with children and youth in churches, could you please take 10 minutes and complete a survey? Results will be reflected in my final paper, required for the Master of Church Music degree at Concordia University Wisconsin. For survey results or clarifications, contact me (email@example.com; 515.490.9408). The survey results will give us a current snapshot of the state of children's and youth handbell choirs in churches.
The survey is divided into three areas: church statistics and background, children's and youth handbell choirs, and background of the survey respondent. I will make the results available later this spring or early this summer.
To access the survey, please go to the following link (by March 31):
Beth Ann Edwards
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Des Moines, Iowa
Your concert/event could be listed here!
Saturday, March 3
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Boise Bell Bash, King of Glory Lutheran Church, Boise. Contact Angie Barbosa, 208-409-9664 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 13
- 7:00 pm, Ring Praise Music Ministry Concert (Phyllis Tincher, handbells and Sean Rogers, piano) at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 3430 N Maple Grove Road, Boise. RingPraiseMinistry.org
Friday & Saturday, April 27-28 - Big Sky Handbell Festival "Magic Fest 2012!" See the article above for information and registration. For additional information, contact Julie Draeger, email@example.com.
Ring Praise Music Ministry (Phyllis Tincher, handbells and Sean Rogers, piano) Eastern Oregon concerts:
Wednesday, March 14 - 12:30 pm, Pine Eagle High School gym, 375 N Main Street, Halfway.
Wednesday, March 14 - 7:00 pm, Pine Valley Presbyterian Church, Church and Gover, Halfway.
Thursday, March 15 - 7:00 pm, Lostine Presbyterian Church, 134 Highway 82, Lostine.
Friday, March 16 - 7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 1308 Washington, LaGrande.
Friday, March 23 - Techniques Workshop with Michele Sharik, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, First Unitarian Church, Portland. Additional information or email Ellie Hodder firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 24 - Pacific NW Youth Handbell Festival with Michele Sharik, guest clinician, First Unitarian Church, Portland. Additional information or email Ellie Hodder at email@example.com.
Friday & Saturday, May 4-5 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland Middle School, Ashland. Guest clinician: Michèle Sharik. Repertoire list. For additional information, email Diane Barnes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 11 - Noon. Concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. Music of British composers, including Purcell, Howells, Elgar, and Vaughan Williams. Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle. Free. Bring your lunch. www.solobells.com.
Saturday, May 12 - 7:00 pm. 2012 Columbia River Celebration of Bells Concert. Featuring handbell soloist Nancy Kirkner (with pianist Janet Anderson), Marlin Ringers, Ambassadors of Ephrata, and Agape Bell Ringers of FUMC Wenatchee. Performing Arts Center, 123 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee. The event is a fundraiser for the Appleaires scholarship fund for young musicians. Admission $15; there is a 10% group discount (10 or more). Tickets available from www.pacwen.org. Information also available at www.solobells.com.
Sunday, May 13 - 4 pm. Mother's Day concert by Nancy Kirkner, solo handbells, with Janet Anderson, piano. First United Methodist Church, 941 Washington Street, Wenatchee. Suggested donation $10/adult, $8/senior/student, children free (8 and under), or pay as able. Followed by a delicious freshly-cooked dinner with a suggested donation of $3/person. www.solobells.com
Tuesday, May 22 - 7:00 pm. Forest Ridge School's three high school handbell choirs present "The Spirit of Childhood," featuring music from Disney movies as well as several original handbell works written by students. In Forest Ridge's Lee Theater (4800 139th Ave. SE, Bellevue). $5 admission, which goes to support their upcoming southern California tour. For directions and more information, visit www.forestridge.org.
Friday, June 22 - Directors' Seminar with William Payn, Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma.
Friday - Sunday, June 22-24 - Area 10 Conference, Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma. William Payn and Shirley Lindberg, clinicians. See the article above for all the forms and information.
Saturday, June 23 - 8:00 pm, Vivace Concert at Tacoma Convention Center. $10/adults and $5/students for those not attending the Area 10 conference.
Please remember to send information for the April issue to me by March 22.