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Vol. 9, No. 14                                                                          Christmas Preview 2018

In This Issue
Board of Directors
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
National Office Contacts

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July 16-20
St. Louis, Missouri
Board of Directors

Chair - Glen Hascall
   5 Westridge Dr
   Lake Oswego, OR  97034
Chair Elect -
Secretary - Wendy Goodheart
   1422 Lynn Avenue #8
   Billings, MT 59102
Treasurer - Brian Parrott
   PO Box 80933
   Portland, OR  97280
Past Chair - Diane Hould
   142  3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474
Alaska Chair - Sheri Roach
   403 Henderson Rd S
   Fairbanks, AK  99709
Idaho Chair - Shelly Siemer
   12 N 3167 E
   Idaho Falls, ID  83402
Montana Chair - Sharon Peterson
   6426 Marias St.
   Missoula, MT  59803
Oregon Chair - Shelley Giaier
Washington Chair - open
Event Coordinator - 
   Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR  97520
Education/Youth Coordinator
Membership Chair
   Ellie Hodder
Communications Chair -
  Joann Wallenburn

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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the December issue of the Campanologist is
November 23. Information can be sent to Joann Wallenburn at 

Please update your profile/email address 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.
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'Tis the Season

Choirs throughout Area 10 are busily preparing for upcoming Christmas Concerts.  This edition is a preview of the events shared with us so far.

We'd love to post a photo of your choir performing this season on our Facebook Page.  Just send me the photo and accompanying text and I'll get it up there for you. 

Please forward this newsletter to your choir members and to anyone else who would be interested in all the concerts and events. Encourage them to subscribe to the newsletter. Click "Join our mailing list" at the bottom of the left column. With permission, I can also add names and addresses. 

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     Did you know Area 10 has a Facebook page?  Please search for "Handbell Musicians of America - Area 10" and like the page. If you want an event added, please send the information to Joann Wallenburn at A picture for the event can also be added.

Alaska Events 
Sunday, December 2 - 4:00 pm, Gerald A. Wilson Auditorium, Kodiak. 8th Annual Holiday Bells. Produced by Isle Bells, Alaska's community handbell choir. Tickets available at the door. 

Idaho Events 

Sunday, December 2 - 6:00 pm, Greenleaf Home School Christmas program at Greenleaf Friends Church, Hwy 19 in Greenleaf, Idaho. 

Sunday, December 9 - 4:00 pm, Southminster Bells Christmas Concert. Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Overland Road, Boise. An offering will be taken to help choir members attend the Snake River Handbell Conference.

Ring Praise Music Ministry , Phyllis Tincher, soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist, concerts. These free concerts are sponsored by the Presbytery of Boise.
Sunday, December 16 - 4:00 pm, 13th Annual Bells of Christmas Concert with Phyllis Tincher and Sean Rogers. Karcher Church of the Nazarene, 2515 W Karcher Road, Nampa. There will be a contribution opportunity to support the Salvation Army in Nampa and Caldwell.

Montana Events 

Thursday, December 6  - 6:30 pm, Seeley-Swan Mountain Bells 'Carols by the Fire' at Double Arrow Lodge in Seeley Lake, MT

Oregon Events 

Ring Praise Music Ministry , Phyllis Tincher, soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist, will be bringing their Christmas concert to Eastern Oregon. These free concerts are sponsored by the Presbytery of Eastern Oregon.
Saturday, December 1 - 2:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 201 SW Dorian, Pendleton.
Sunday, December 2 - 11:30 am worship service, Grace Presbyterian Church, 703 S Main Street, Milton-Freewater.
Monday, December 3 - 6:30 pm, Faith Presbyterian Church, 1005 SE 9th, Hermiston.
Tuesday, December 4 - Two Rivers Correctional Institution, Umatilla. You will not be able to attend the concert, but your prayers that lives are touched as we tell about Jesus with our music and narrations would be appreciated.

The Bells of Sunriver Sing and Ring the Seasons
Sunday, December 9 - 3:00 pm The Bells of Sunriver join with the vocal choir of Sunriver Christian Fellowship for a fun afternoon of Christmas cheer music, including hammered dulcimer! Holy Trinity Church; 18143 Cottonwood Rd.; Sunriver, OR. No charge.
Wednesday, December 12 - 7:30 pm  The Bells of Sunriver provide the entertainment for the community-wide potluck with our full bell choir, ensemble, hammered dulcimer and bell tree solos, along with audience sing-along. Sunriver Homeowners and Aquatics Recreation Center; Beaver Drive; Sunriver, OR No charge.

Pacific Ringers presents 
'Tis the Season - A Celebration in Sound
Pacific Ringers is a Community Handbell Choir whose mission is to provide an opportunity for ringers to excel through practice, education and performance. We strive to foster an excitement about handbells within the ensemble and in the larger handbell community.

This holiday season, we have prepared music from a host of holidays, along with truly classic carols.  All concerts are Free Admission, and a free will offering will be taken.   For more information contact Ellie Hodder at

Saturday, December 8 - 
4:00 pm, 
St. Barnabas Episcopal Parish, 722 NW Second St, McMinnville, OR

Sunday, December 9 -  4:00 pm Southminster Presbyterian Church,  12250 SW Denney Rd, Beaverton, OR

Sunday, December 16 -  4:00 pm Moreland Presbyterian Church,  1814 SE Bybee, Portland, OR

Washington Events 

Bells of the Sound's Holiday Concert - "Home for the Holidays"

Grab your mug of hot cider and curl up on the couch with your favorite blanket as Bells of the Sound takes you "Home for the Holidays"! This concert brings you old favorites as well as fresh takes on holiday classics, and will leave you with dreams of the Sugar Plum Fairy dancing through your head!

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:30 pm - Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116 ($12/adults & $10/youth & seniors)
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7:00 pm - Kent Lutheran Church, 336 2nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032($12/adults & $10/youth & seniors)
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 5:00 pm - St. John's Lutheran Church, 2530 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225($12/adults & $10/youth & seniors)
Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 pm - Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040($12/adults & $10/youth & seniors)
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:00 pm - First United Methodist Church of Olympia, 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501($12/adults & $10/youth & seniors)
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 4:00 pm - St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave SE, Bellevue WA 98007 (free)

Rainier Ringers present "Growing up with Christmas" - a Holiday Bell Concert  

Ring in the holiday season with Rainier Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble! This concert features three different views of Christmas we might have as we grow up.  From a child's point of view, we have "A Charlie Brown Christmas".  As we grow older our Christmas's may have a romantic focus and we will have "Last Christmas" by Wham and "Sleigh Ride".  Finally we come to realize the true meaning of Christmas with "O Holy Night" and Mannheim Steamroller's version of "Angels We Have Heard on High". Please bring family and friends and join us as we celebrate "Growing up with Christmas"Contact us at

Sunday, December 2 - 4:00 pm Little Church on the Prairie,
6310 Motor Ave SW, Lakewood WA 98499,  Free admission; donations appreciated
Friday, December 7th at 7:30  Lacey Presbyterian Church,
3045 Carpenter RD SE, Lacey WA 98503,  Free admission; donations appreciated
National Office contact information
The national office is a virtual operation!
To contact by phone: 937-438-0085. Please note the 1-800 number is no longer in service.
All check payments for membership renewal and other services should be sent to:
PO BOX 221047
All other correspondence should be sent to:
Handbell Musicians of America
201 E. 5th Street, Suite 1900-1025,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Staff emails are in Overtones and at 
     Please remember to send information for the December issue to me no later than November 30.
Happy Ringing,
Joann Wallenburn
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America