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The Northwest Campanologist
Vol 14. No.3 March 2023
2023 Area Conference
Early Bird Registrations ends March 31!

“Rendezvous on the Spokane”

Area 10 Conference June 16-18, 2023
CenterPlace Regional Event Center,
Spokane Valley WA

Full Details & Registration forms are Available HERE

The Opening Ceremony will be on Friday Night with a Welcome and Concert featuring BellCristo of Spokane AND Area 10’s Showcase Soloists, Ensembles AND Choirs. If you or your choir would like to participate in the Showcase Concert contact Diane Barnes at with your information and piece you would like to play.

Conference Classes are set—full descriptions are HERE

Conducting; It’s more that Flapping Your Arms—Ellie Hodder
Bell Tree Basics—Julie Hunziker                  
Marking Your Score for Success—Ellie Hodder                                 
Handbell Maintenance—   TBD                       
So Many Bells-Not Enough Hands HELP!—Phyllis Tincher               
All About that BASS—Corbin Rasmussen           
Best Practices Ringing Part I; Basic Stroke—Diane Barnes
Best Practices Ringing Part II; Stopped Sounds—Diane Barnes  

De-mystifying Meters/Rhythms—Phyllis Tincher                   
Christmas on the Bell Tree—Julie Hunziker    
Decoding the Score-Not just for Directors—Diane Barnes     
Brain, Body and Bells—Shelley Giaier                
Count Me In!—Robin Ethridge                                                 
Read & Ring L2 to L3+--Diane Hould                                  
Round Table: Starting up a Bell Choir                    
Round Table: Dealing with the fluctuating size of a bell choir 

       For more information contact Diane Barnes, Events Chair at
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America, dedicated to uniting people through the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing.
Distinguished Service Award
The Area 10 Board of Directors developed an award program to honor those who have
given an extra effort to the advancement and promotion of handbell and handchime ringing in
Area 10. Nominations for this award will be accepted until June 1, 2023 and the award will be presented at the June 16-18 Area 10 Conference in Spokane, WA.

Past recipients include Marcy Winters, Bobbie Benjamin, Marlene Anderson, Blanche Kangas and Nancy Hascall.

Nominees (living or deceased) should:
  • have made outstanding contributions to the art of ringing in Area 10. This should include
an extended time commitment in activities that greatly exceed normal expectations or
are generally perceived as significant.
  • be an active member of Handbell Musicians of America or if deceased, have been a
member in good standing.
  • have performed leadership roles at local, state and/or Area 10 levels.
  • not be currently serving on the Area 10 Board of Directors.

To submit a nomination, click here.
Area 10 Events
March 24-26, 2023
Clackamas, Oregon
Coppers Classic, the nation’s premier ringing event for intermediate to advanced handbell musicians is back and better than ever. Everything from big “buckets” to teensy bells and chimes—A handbell orchestra at your fingertips! Musicians from all over the US and Canada will converge the last weekend of March with founder and clinician, Ellie Hodder.
We’ve an eclectic repertoire including Julie Turner’s arrangement of Africa (TOTO) for which she’s written a choral score. Yes! Handbells and choir! We’ll ring Sondra Tucker’s original Air and Hornpipe with belltree—winner of the 2021 Into the Forest Bell Tree Composition Contest. And, Larry Sue’s exciting setting of Gaudete!
Ellie Hodder: Clinician
Ellie is a well-known teacher and clinician who is passionate about learning and spreading that good news. She frequently serves as a teacher and clinician for events in the US and Canada. Ellie believes everyone can learn and excel when they have the tools necessary for what they are trying to accomplish.
Join us at the Monarch Hotel and Conference Center, Clackamas, Oregon, a community near Portland. Free airport shuttle from Portland International Airport, breakfast and lunch included, walk to shopping (sales tax free) and restaurants!

Act now to take advantage of EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION. Registration fee goes up after January 6. (

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America, dedicated to uniting people through the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing.
April 28-29, 2023
Kalispell, MT

Registration is now open! Visit the Area 10 website for details and registration forms.
Ellie Hodder, Clinician

This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America, dedicated to uniting people through the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing.

May 6, 2023
Together Again!
In Ashland, OR 
As the wider handbell community begins to gather again, Siskiyou Summit is back with a restart in 2023. As we all get back into the swing of rehearsals and live performances, I have decided to restart the event with a one day Massed Ring/Workshop format. Tim Waugh will still be our Conference Guest Conductor leading the full group in Massed Ringing. The repertoire list can be found below. It is revised from 2020 but is still exploring Fascinatin’ Rhythms. Join us for a Spring Day full of wonderful music and learning opportunities as we celebrate our extended handbell family.
Event Registration is $65/person by March 1st, after March 1st $75/person. Registration will open January 1, 2023. You don’t need a full choir to participate, Partial Choirs and “Orphans” are welcome to attend.

For more information contact Diane Barnes
REPERTOIRE—accessible and suitable for use in Worship. All pieces have the optional addition of percussion and other instrumentation.
Recollection L2+ Tim Waugh 

Jerusalem My Happy Home L3 Cathy Moklebust 

Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ L3 Benjamin
Angels Sing Gloria L2+ Sandra Eithun 

Festal Dance L3  Tim Waugh 
Into the Forest Registration now open
exploring among the trees

June 22-24, 2023

Messiah Lutheran Church
16725 Highview Ave.
Lakeville, MN
We are excited to gather bell tree enthusiasts together to explore ideas, techniques, and music. This is also an opportunity for composers to learn various approaches and best practices and engage their audience. All skill levels are welcome, we can all learn something from one another, and we each have something to share. 

This is your event so be prepared to influence the schedule with your interests and thoughts. The following topics are included in the registration form: Class ideas, Performance Opportunities, Coaching Sessions, etc. 

All the details are in the linked Invite

We look forward to seeing you in June 2023
Into the Forest committee:
Barbara Brocker, Kathleen Wissinger, Karen Van Wert

The Classic Bronze Handbell Ringing Society invites you to our upcoming ringing event!
Wednesday July 5 to Saturday July 8, 2023
St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Clinician: Ellie Hodder
Ringers capable of sight reading level 3 and performing level 4 and 5 music.
Clinician: Tammy-Jo Mortensen
Ringers capable of sight reading level 2
and performing level 3 and 4 music.
It will be challenging, rewarding, exciting and fun!
Classic Bronze Handbell Ringing Association is delighted to acknowledge support from Handbells etc and the Alberta Guild of English Handbell Ringers and is soliciting further support from other agencies and organizations. For more information, please see our website at or contact us at:

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