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   The Twelfth Tone
Area 12 Newsletter                                                              Late  Summer 2018

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The Twelfth Tone  is published the first of each month, except July, by Area 12 of the Handbell Musicians of America (The Guild). The Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the musical art of handbell/handchime ringing through education,  community, and communication. The editor of this publication reserves the right to reject or modify copy.

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Area 12 Biennial
Meeting of the Membership
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 3:30 pm
Walnut Creek United Methodist Church
1543 Sunnyvale Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Our bylaws require us to have a meeting of our membership in the even numbered years. This is usually held in conjunction with our biennial conference. However, we were unable to hold a conference this year, so we will be having our meeting in conjunction with the Northern California Director's Workshop.  
All members of Area 12 are invited to attend this membership meeting. We will be discussing the health of our area and upcoming events, and taking feedback from members on what they would like to see us doing. Please join us at Walnut Creek UMC to be a part of this.  
Can't make it in person? T o give all members a chance to participate,  we will broadcast this on Facebook Live. So, if you cannot join us in person, please join us at https://www.facebook.com/HandbellMusiciansOfAmericaArea12 .
If you have any questions, please contact Tessique Houston at  chair.area12@handbellmusicians.org.

Note: Scott, Tessique, & Michèle will be keeping their current ChairElect, Chair, and PastChair emails until the conclusion of this year's election. Look for changes in next month's issue!
Ballots must be postmarked by October 1!
Mark yours now!

Are you a member needing a ballot?
Contact Michèle Sharik at
Come one, come all!
This is the perfect workshop for you - YES, YOU!
Never stood in front of a group but think you might in the future?
  • You're a ringer who wants to know what goes on in your director's head?
  • Been directing for a few years and want some more resources?  
  • Been directing FOREVER but you know you gotta keep learning?
  • Want to get Handbell Certification but not sure you're ready for the conducting section?
That's right, this is for YOU!

The curriculum is based on the requirements for Level I Certification in Conducting and is built to be flexible to allow the clinicians to really give each participant the ability to grow from wherever they are.

We will work with score study, rehearsal techniques, and conducting.  All participants will be encouraged to conduct so they can get feedback.

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00-3:00
Walnut Creek UMC, Walnut Creek, CA

Clinicians: Tessique Houston and Barbara Walsh

$85 for members of Handbell Musicians of America
$100 for non-members
July 3-5, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
all classes and massed ringing in the Student Union 
featuring  Stevie Berryman
This event marks the return of massed ringing EVERYDAY! Watch for repertoire announcements

But wait, there's more!

 featuring Barb Walsh, clinician
will open events on July 2-3
and include massed ringing and classes

And if that isn't enough

You will also have the opportunity to
participate  in p re-conference events including
certification classes and a conference choir

Stay tuned for details!

And, we are having a

Interested in teaching classes?
Start thinking of ideas and
watch for announcements on how to apply

Viva Las Vegas!
Mark your calendars now and we'll see you there!