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Happy Spring! Be sure to read about the events throughout the area in April and May and try to attend at least one. There are also many concerts - find one close to you and encourage your choir to attend. National Seminar is in Portland, Oregon this summer! This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of all the classes and tracks offered at this annual event. All the information about it is at Seminar.HandbellMusicians.org. There is a complete schedule, description of classes, and even a planner to help you decide what classes you want to attend.
Phyllis Tincher, Communications Chair
From the Chair......
Greetings Handbell Musicians.
In last month's article, I discussed the importance of networking and setting up smaller events as a means to improve our skills. I received a suggestion in email to provide a contact list so you could know who else is in your area and who to contact. For this, I would recommend the membership list on the Handbell Musicians of America web site. This is one of many fairly recent additions and services the National office is providing its members, and if you've not checked out their web site recently, I would encourage you to do so. To view the membership directory, go to http://handbellmusicians.org and sign in. From the "What would you like to do?" drop-down, choose "Member Directory". From there, you can complete a search by the person's name, by city, by state, or any number of other search criteria.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Distinctly Bronze West 2013. This was the fifth year National has organized this event in Bremerton, and it without a doubt was one of the best events I've ever attended. Fred Gramann was the clinician this year, and although I've seen him at a number of events over the years, this was the first time I took the opportunity to participate in an event which he led. Perhaps the first observation I made was that right from the first rehearsal, Fred placed his music stand behind him and started leading the rehearsal with all of the music memorized. Throughout the event, he only occasionally referenced his music when he needed to call out a measure number. I was thoroughly impressed with this level of preparation, and wonder how much better I could be if I walked into every rehearsal with my music already memorized, or how much better my choirs would be if everyone in the group were to make such a commitment. This was just one of many ways I was inspired by Fred's leadership. There were more than 30 folks from Area 10 in attendance, and I expect all of them have stories to share. If you know someone who attended the event, I encourage you to ask them to share what they learned from the experience.
It is worth mentioning that this event would not be possible without the support from many local groups. For Distinctly Bronze East, the handbell manufacturers loan and transport equipment to the event. For Bremerton, the cost of transporting borrowed equipment from Pennsylvania would be prohibitive, so we rely on local groups to loan their equipment, and we are about the only place west of the Mississippi which has enough large bell sets available for the event to be possible. I want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank a few of the individuals and groups who have played a key role in making Distinctly Bronze West a success over the years.
Every year, we've borrowed 7-octave sets from Bells of the Sound and from "It's Your Turn", a set co-owned by myself and Malia Johnson. Over the years we have borrowed a 6-octave set from Marlene Anderson at Grace Lutheran Church, and have worked with Nancy Patton, Nancy Hascall, and Glen Hascall to borrow and transport equipment owned by Bells of the Cascades. This year, we borrowed four 5-octave sets of bells from area churches. These include: Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue (Colin Walker, director), Our Savior Lutheran Church in Issaquah (Alice Lewis, director), Saint Peter's United Methodist Church in Bellevue (Scott Barker, director), and Tibbetts United Methodist Church in Seattle (Shirley Lindberg, director). Every year, a representative from the Emerald City Ringers has worked with these and other organizations to coordinate the loan and transport of the equipment to and from the event. This event is truly an example of a number of folks in Area 10 working together to help with something that is a benefit to handbell musicians around the country and around the world.
Meet Bells of the Cascades new Music Director
Bells of the Cascades (BOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of David York, Ph.D as the group's new Music Director.
Dr. York, a long-time friend of BOC, is best known in for his work with vocal choirs and has worked with choirs of all ages, sizes, and ability including the critically acclaimed David York Ensemble, the Portland Gay Men's Chorus
and Aurora Women's Chorus.
He currently directs Portland Boychoir and Ovation!
Dr. York holds music degrees from Oklahoma City University (1981 BMus: Voice Performance, Vocal Music Education, Piano), Portland State University (1985 MST: Conducting, Vocal Pedagogy), and University of Oregon (2002 PhD: Music Composition, Theory).
He has composed opera, oratorio, symphonic pieces, ballet, and numerous chamber works for chorus, as well as for various instruments including piano, guitar, and handbells. In 2002, Dr. York composed "The Bells" a vocal and handbell arrangement based on Edgar Allan Poe's work of the same name.
In 2009, he introduced handbells to the Portland Boychoir which has since purchased a three-octave set of handbells for use in its program.
Dr. York is the third Music Director for Bells of the Cascades. Founded in 1990, BOC was first directed by Richard (Dick) Coulter until his retirement in 1997. Nancy Hascall took over the baton after Dick and directed the group until spring of 2011 when she left to pursue other endeavors. Most recently, BOC was under the interim direction of Kris Sparks, who led the group until they returned from their biannual workshop cruise in January, 2013. Dr. York has been directing the ensemble since January 15, 2013.
The group's debut under the direction of Dr. York will be on Sunday, April 28 at 5:00 pm at the First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave, Portland.
Bells of the Cascades is proud to be reprising "The Bells," featuring the recently reconvened David York Ensemble.
In addition to "The Bells," the concert will include several works arranged by Dr. York for bells alone, bells with voices, and bells with violin, played by local artist Molly Hartshorn. Admission will be $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and free for those under 4 years of age.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you're unable to attend this concert, there will be two other concert opportunities that weekend. For more information, please visit: www.bellsofthecascades.org.
2013 National Seminar in Portland, Oregon!!!
Registration is now open for National Seminar this summer, July 24-27, in Portland. Concerts, classes, vendors, and so much more! Follow the link to Seminar.HandbellMusicians.org.
Distinctly Teen in Portland, Oregon!!!
Distinctly Teen is designed for the individual young ringer (8th-12th grade) who wishes to stretch their ringing skills and challenge their musicianship. Participants will spend 2 ˝ days working on intermediate to advanced repertoire and developing skills in handbell technique and general musicianship under the leadership of Ron Mallory, our Area 10 Youth Coordinator!
The event schedule will combine dedicated rehearsal time for Distinctly Teen with the opportunity to attend classes offered as part of the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar. Each attendee will receive a position assignment in the youth all-star choir that will perform with the National Seminar All-Star choirs for a concert at National Seminar.
With over 20 years of experience leading both traditional and contemporary worship, Ron Mallory is choir, handbell, and praise band director at Living Word Lutheran Church in Puyallup, Washington. He also teaches high school and middle school handbell classes at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, and directs the Rainier Ringers community handbell ensemble.
Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival
April 20, 2013 * Bellevue, WA
Emerald City Ringers, a community handbell ensemble based in the Seattle area, invites youth handbell choirs from around the Pacific Northwest to the 2013 Youth Handbell Festival. This year will feature three guest clinicians: Marlene Anderson, Ellie Hodder, and Emerald City Ringers Music Director and Area 10 Chair Brian Tervo. Please email email@example.com for a registration form.
We are currently working with the Bellevue Red Lion Hotel for a discounted room block - rooms are anticipated to be $96/night, including free wi-fi and parking. Email for more details.
Fees (includes lunch and dinner): $55 per ringer postmarked by March 1 * $60 after March 1
Adult chaperones: $9 lunch, $12 dinner
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-269-8182for more information.
Handbell Seminar in Alaska with David Harris
Isle Bells of Kodiak Island, Alaska, is hosting Mr. David Harris of The Raleigh Ringers the weekend of May 4-5, 2013, for a handbell seminar. Handbell musicians and conductors state and regionwide are invited to this special weekend of music and skills-building. Mr. Harris brings years of experience as Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed Raleigh Ringers based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The cost of the weekend is $75 - the registration fee includes snacks on both days and all sessions with Mr. Harris, including the massed ring and final community performance. Checks can be made payable to "Isle Bells" and sent to P.O. Box 8818, Kodiak, AK 99615 to reserve a spot. Isle Bells is very excited to host Mr. Harris and share his skills with the state of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Please check the blog handbellseminarwithdavidharris.blogspot.com regularly for updates on travel, lodging, info about Kodiak and more. The three Massed Ringing pieces are: "How Can I Keep From Singing?" arr. by Arnold Sherman (Red River Music HB0060), "Grazioso" by Arnold Sherman, (Red River HB0042) and "Rejoice, He is Risen" by Cathy Moklebust (Choristers Guild CGB721). Please email Ella Saltonstall, Artistic Director of Isle Bells at email@example.com with any questions
The Desert Rings
Mid-Columbia Handbell Workshop
Saturday, May 4
Central United Protestant Church
1124 Stevens Drive
Shirley Lindberg - Clinician
Variety of classes will be taught by members of
Bells of the Sound
For additional information, contact LeAnne Johnson,
509-967-5286 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Sky Handbell Festival 2013
Saturday & Sunday
Great Falls High School
1900 4th Avenue South
Great Falls, Montana
Fred Gramann - Conductor
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|2013 Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference
Register now! The 2013 Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington. This event is open to all ringers - not just those in Washington! Our clinician for the massed ringing will be Kath Wissinger, and for the first time we will be having a bronze conference choir. (The bronze conference choir requires a separate application from the regular conference registration, and selected members will be assigned a position and prepare the repertoire prior to the conference on their own.)
2013 Greater Puget Sound Repertoire
All the forms are also on our Area 10 website.
For additional information, please contact Jennifer Vangolen, Washington State Chair, at email@example.com
2013 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference
Ashland Middle School
Guest clinician: Monica McGowen
The repertoire this year is loosely organized around the theme of "Our Journey;" there are some really nice pieces on the repertoire list. Again there will be two groups The Siskiyous and The Cascades along with the Massed group and an opportunity for those ringers who love a challenge and can ring Level 4 and 5 music to ring in the Bronze Conference Choir. Ellie Hodder will once again direct the BCC; remember that you will need to apply to be part of BCC and must learn your ringing position prior to arrival. Rehearsals for the BCC will begin Friday at 4:00 pm.
Registration materials will be sent out in early January with a March 1st deadline for application to the Bronze Conference Choir. If you have any questions or would like registration materials sent electronically please contact Diane Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday & Sunday, May 4-5 - Isle Bells, a community handbell group on Kodiak Island, is hosting David Harris of the Raleigh Ringers. Isle Bells anticipates musicians from around the state will be interested in learning from Mr. Harris and ringing under his baton. See the article above or contact Ella Saltonstall, Artistic Director of Isle Bells, at email@example.com for more information.
Monday, April 22 - 7:00 pm, Ring Praise Music Ministry concert with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist. New Meadows United Methodist Church, 201 N Heigho, New Meadows. An offering will be taken for their ministry.
Sunday, May 5 - 4:30 pm, Wesley Bell Choirs annual Spring Concert, "Dance into Spring." Trinity United Methodist Church, 237 N Water Street, Idaho Falls.
Sunday, May 19 - 6:00 pm, concert featuring Treasure Valley Bronze and various homeschool choirs, Greenleaf Friends Church, 20535 Academy Road, Greenleaf.
Ring Praise Music Ministry (Phyllis Tincher, handbells, and Sean Rogers, piano) Montana Tour. An offering will be taken for their ministry.
Tuesday, April 23 - 7:00 pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 603 S Main Street, Kalispell.
Wednesday, April 24 - 7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 235 S 5th Street W, Missoula.
Thursday, April 25 - 7:00 pm, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 222 2nd Avenue South, Shelby.
Friday, April 26 - 7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 123 4th Avenue SW, Conrad.
Sunday, April 28 - 7:00 pm, First Baptist Church, 215 3rd Avenue N, Cascade.
Monday, April 29 - 7:00 pm, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St W, Billings.
Tuesday, April 30 - 7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 26 W Babcock, Bozeman.
Saturday & Sunday, April 27-28 - Big Sky Handbell Festival, Great Falls High School, Great Falls. See block above for links to all the information and registration forms.
Sunday, April 28 - 2:00 pm, Big Sky Handbell Festival Concert, Great Falls High School, 1900 4th Avenue South, Great Falls.
Friday, April 12 - 7:30 pm, Sonos in concert at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street, Eugene. Free, but an opportunity to donate to Sonos will be given. For additional information, 541-345-8764.
Bells of the Cascades Concerts:
Saturday, April 27 - 7:00 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3737 Liberty Street S, Salem. Free-will offering; Dessert reception afterwards.
Sunday, April 28 - 1:30 pm, New Thought Center for Spiritual Living,1040 C Ave, Lake Oswego. Free-will offering.
Sunday, April 28 - 5:00 pm, First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave., Portland. Suggested donation of $20.00 per person/$10.00 students. No one turned away for inability to pay. Followed by a dessert reception.
Friday & Saturday, May 3-4 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference with Monica McGowen, Ashland Middle School. See article above and email Diane Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sunday, March 3 - 4:15 pm, Distinctly Broze West Concert, Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton.
Sunday, March 17 - Bells of the Sound auditions.If you'd like to schedule an audition or if you'd like more information about who we are and what we do, please contact Elliot Lewis at email@example.com or visit www.bellsofthesound.org.
Saturday, April 13 - 7:30 pm, Sonos in concert as part of the Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities, Faith Assembly Auditorium, 1800 Road 72, Pasco. Information and Tickets or Sonos homepage.
Saturday, April 20 - Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival, Bellevue, WA. Click for Brochure/Registration form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and see article above. Concert at 7:00 pm.
Friday, April 26 - 7:00 pm. Forest Ridge School's three high school handbell choirs present "Party Rock Handbell Style!," featuring arrangements of songs by One Direction, Imagine Dragons, and The Spice Girls as well as original handbell works written by students. In the Forest Ridge School Chapel (4800 139th Ave. SE, Bellevue; directions at www.forestridge.org). $5 at the door.
Bells of the Sound presents "Just Jazz!"
Saturday, April 27 - 7:00 pm, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Avenue SW, Seattle.
Sunday, April 28 - 4:00 pm, St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 17222 N.E. 8th Street, Bellevue.
Saturday, May 4 - 7:30 pm, Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland.
Sunday, May 5 - 3:00 pm, Englewood Christian Church, 511 North 44th Avenue, Yakima.
A suggested donation of $10/adults and $8/youth & seniors will be collected at the door (children under 8 are free.)
FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit www.bellsofthesound.org, call 206.931.7669 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, May 4 - The Desert Rings Mid-Columbia Handbell Workshop, Central United Protestant Church, Richland. See article above for additional information. Concert by Bells of the Sound at 7:30 pm.
Sunday May 5 - 3:00 pm, Columbia River Handbells Spring Concert, St Stephens Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave, Longview. Ring Leader- Rod Lloyd. Free will offering.
Saturday, May 18 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference with Kath Wissinger, guest clinician. See article above. For additional information, contact Jennifer Vangolen, Washington State Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Concert at 7:30 pm.
Friday, May 31, Saturday June 1, and Sunday June 9 - Rainier Ringers will present "Bells on Broadway," three concerts with times and locations to be decided on very soon.
Please remember to send information for the May issue to me by April 22.