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Bells of the Cascades, an auditioned community
handbell choir in the Portland, Oregon metro area, is seeking an experienced music director. This is a paid, contract position. Music directing experience required.
Weekly rehearsals(Tuesday evenings) and two to four concert weekends or other activities per year.
Please contact Nancy Patton at 503-913-8082 or email nancyp@
bellsofthecascades.org for additional information or to request application materials.
May 31, 2012.
A 7-night Southern Caribbean voyage with guest clinician Fred Gramann.
Ports include Aruba, Antilles
Prices starting at $999.70 include all BOC activities, hosted cocktail party, meals and entertainment onboard, and all taxes and port charges.
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A full service handbell store:
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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 -
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Seattle, WA 98116
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SENSATION ON THE SOUND
Area 10 Conference June 22-24
There's still time to register! Since the April 1 deadline falls on a Sunday, the postmark deadline for the $180 registration fee is April 2. After that it is $200. Also, for those who sent in a deposit, the balance due must be postmarked by April 2 or the higher $200 rate will apply.
All the information including Dr. Payn's rehearsal notes 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.
Please remember the pre-conference Directors' Seminar with William Payn on Friday, June 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your skills. It is $60 through April 2, then $80.
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 help spread the word about the conference, pre-conference Directors' Seminar, and other Area 10 events and concerts. Forward this newsletter to other directors and you know. Also encourage your ringers to subscribe to the newsletter.
2012 Area 10 Handbell Conference
June 22-24, 2012
Tacoma Convention Center
William Payn & Shirley Lindberg
Concert by Vivace from Puerto Rico
Cost: $180 (before April 2)
$200 (after April 2)
Lodging on your own
Check in Friday afternoon
Vivace Concert is Saturday, 8:00 pm
Final Concert is Sunday 4:00 pm
Pre-conference Directors' Seminar
with William Payn
Friday, June 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$60 (before April 2)
$75 (after April 2)
(Click each line to open a pdf file of the form)
Advertise in Conference Program!
Spread the word about your group or business by advertising in the Area 10 Conference Program. Everyone participating in the conference receives a program.
Each page in the program is 7 inches wide by 8.5 inches tall.
1/4 page ad - $30.00
(3.05 inches wide x 3.8 inches high)
1/2 page ad - $55.00
(6.40 inches wide x 3.8 inches high)
Full page ad - $100.00
(6.40 inches wide x 7.9 inches high)
The ad can be in Publisher, jpg or tif format;
pdf is not acceptable.
Ads should be sent to Jennifer Vangolen, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is May 1.
Checks for the ad, payable to AGEHR-Area 10, should be sent to Jennifer Vangolen, 4820 40th Ave SW, apt. B, Seattle, WA 98116. Questions? Contact Jennifer via email above or 206-931-7669.
Handchime Loan Program
Area 10 wishes to strongly encourage schools to develop music programs using handchimes or handbells. To support the development of such programs, the area has established a grant program for schools that includes the loan of a 3 octave set of handchimes plus curriculum and music for a school year. There are seven sets available. The application deadline is June 1.
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
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 email@example.com.
Your concert/event could be listed here!
Sunday, April 1 - 7:00 pm, Ring Praise Music Minstry Concert (Phyllis Tincher, handbells and Sean Rogers, piano) at First Presbyterian Church, 320 West Sixth, Homedale. RingPraiseMinistry.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
Sunday, May 6 - 6:00 pm, Bells in Springtime Handbell Concert, Greenleaf Friends Church, Greenleaf, featuring Treasure Valley Bronze, MasterRing, and Greenleaf Home School Choirs. For more information firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Sunday, April 15 - 5:00 pm, Harp and handbell concert at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma) at Lagerquist Hall on the campus. Featuring the Chapel Ringers from Chapel Hill church in Gig Harbor.
Bells of the Sound Concerts
With its cool sounds and hot rhythms, the musical genre of jazz has a little something for everyone. Join Bells of the Sound for a journey through the history of this American art form as they perform jazz standards such as In the Mood, St. Louis Blues and Take Five along with several original compositions arranged especially for this program. You'll be tapping your toes and snapping your fingers like the coolest hepcat before you know it!
- Friday, May 4 - 8 pm, Marine View Presbyterian Church, 8469 E Side Drive NE, Tacoma.
- Saturday, May 5- 7 pm, Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd Avenue NE, Bothell.
- Sunday, May 6- 4 pm, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23855 SE 216th Street, Maple Valley.
- Friday, May 11- 8 pm, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Avenue SW, Seattle.
- Saturday, May 12 - 7 pm, First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham.
A suggested donation of $10/adults and $8/youth and seniors will be collected at the door (children under 8 are free). For more information, please visit www.bellsofthesound.org, email email@example.com or call (206) 931-7669.
Sunday, May 6 - 3:30 pm.Emerald City Ringers spring concert Life's A Happy Song, directed by Brian Tervo. This will feature music for the whole family including Life's A Happy Song, The Rainbow Connection, and The Muppet Show Theme. The compositions Imágenes by Area 10 June Conference guest clinician William A. Payn and Metamorphosis by Michael Helman will also be performed. University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St., Seattle. $10 adult, $8 seniors/students, $5 child, $25 family. www.EmeraldCityRingers.org
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.
Saturday, May 12 - 7:00 pm. Emerald City Ringers spring concert Life's A Happy Song, directed by Brian Tervo. This will feature music for the whole family including Life's A Happy Song, The Rainbow Connection, and The Muppet Show Theme. The compositions Imágenes by Area 10 June Conference guest clinician William A. Payn and Metamorphosis by Michael Helman will also be performed. Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Ave. S., Des Moines. $10 adult, $8 seniors/students, $5 child, $25 family. www.EmeraldCityRingers.org
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
Sunday, May 13 - 3:00 pm, Berries & Bells handbell and harp concert at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor. Harpists from Pacific Lutheran University will join the Chapel Ringers on four pieces written for bells and harp. Following the concert strawberry shortcake will be served. Free will offering.
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. Information and registration.
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.
British Columbia, Canada Events
Handbell classes in Victoria BC, taught by Nancy Kirkner
- Handbell dynamics and weaving: Friday, April 20 - 10 am to 1:30 pm, First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC
- Handbells 101: Saturday, April 21 - 9:30 am to noon
- First Unitarian Church, 5575 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC
- Handbell techniques and notation: Saturday, April 21 - 1 to 4 pm, First Unitarian Church, 5575 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC
Registration deadline is April 17 and the number of participants in each class will be limited. For more information, see www.solobells.com.
Please remember to send information for the May issue to me by April 22.