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The Northwest Campanologist
Vol 12. No.5 May 2021
Things are Happening Again ....................... From the Editor
Spring is trying to spring here in the mountains of Montana. It hasn't quite sprung. We have had a few days without any white stuff falling from the sky. The first wildflowers are blooming.

It is encouraging to see the plans that are being made to keep us all active with handbells as we meet virtually throughout this pandemic and in person next year. I believe there is light at the end of the tunnel and it is NOT an oncoming train. So cheer up! And let's get ringing.

If you missed the Siskiyou Summit Virtual Conference, you can still watch the recording on YouTube through May 31. Click here to watch.

Coppers Classic, Siskiyou Summit, and Big Sky Handbell Festival have all been rescheduled for 2022. Get your calendars out and start saving dates. I may try to attend every one in 2022.
I am changing the communications efforts to coordinate more (rather than duplicate more) between the newsletter and the website. The website will typically be the site with all the scoop. The newsletter will give you a heads' up about what scoop is out there.

So please take the time to check out the area 10 website. In fact, you should bookmark it. All the best scoop about upcoming events is under the Events Menu. And this is the year of the area 10 conference. There's a separate page (under Events, duh!) just for the conference information.

Please feel free to share this newsletter and the website with your fellow ringing friends. Anyone who wants to regularly receive communications (typically 1-2 per month) can sign up below.

Take care. Stay safe. Mask up. So we can all ring together again soon.


P.S. - We still need an Idaho state chair. Please consider volunteering.
Upcoming Area 10 Events
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Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference is coming May 22nd!
Mark your calendars! Bells of the Sound will be hosting the Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference on May 22, 2021. The event will feature virtual ring-along rehearsals under the direction of clinician Stephanie Rhoades, conductor and artistic director of Concert Bells of Fort Worth. BOTS members will also be teaching a couple of class sessions and present a panel discussion to answer any bell-related questions you may have - see if you can stump the panelists! 
Go to the Area 10 Events web page for information and registration details.
2021 Area 10 Conference
goes Glo-Bell
June 25 and 26

All times are PDT: Pacific Daylight Time

We will begin Friday evening at 6pm with workshops led by Damien Lim and Emily Li and a mini-virtual concert of the choirs they each lead and learn a little about Handbells in Hong Kong and Singapore. We will resume on Saturday June 26th at 8:30am ending the day at 3pm.
Our Featured clinicians are: ASIA Damien Lim—Singapore; Emily Li—Hong Kong; EUROPE Malcomb Wilson—Scotland; SOUTH AMERICA Bruna Marinho—Brazil; NORTH AMERICA Ann Hill—British Colombia, Canada; Jason Krug—Indiana, United States and Ellie Hodder—Oregon, United States.

Ellie will be leading a Virtual Massed Ring while the other clinicians will be offering workshops that will grow your skills as handbell musicians.

For more information contact Diane Barnes at

Details will be posted on the area 10 website soon. Check it out.
Snake River Handbell Conference

February 4-5, 2022
Central Elementary Gym
1415 6th Street S
Nampa, Idaho

Matthew Compton
Coppers Classic 2021 - Rescheduled for 2022

Friday-Sunday, March 25-27, 2022
Special Class, Thursday evening, March 24
Concert, Sunday afternoon, March 27

Site: Monarch Hotel and Conference Center 
12566 SE 93rd Avenue, Clackamas, OR 97015
Free onsite parking, convenient to I-205 and MAX light rail

Full details coming soon to

Got questions? Contact Ellie at

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America. 
Siskiyou Summit - Rescheduled for April 29-30, 2022

Stay tuned for details.  

Contact Diane Barnes if you have any questions.  
Inland Northwest 2021 - Will reschedule for 2022
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Inland Northwest 2021 Handbell Workshop has been canceled. Please look forward to the 2022 workshop.

Big Sky Handbell Festival
April 29-30, 2022
Missoula, MT
Clinician: Michael Glasgow

Stay tuned for more details.

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