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Vol. 6, No. 8                                                                                       August 2015

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Around the Area
Handchime Loan Program
Snake River Conference
Inland Northwest Workshop
Big Sky Conference
International Symposium
National Office Contacts
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Canada Events
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Board of Directors

Chair - Diane Barnes

   479 Drager

   Ashland, OR  97520
Chair Elect - Diane Hould
   142 3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474
Secretary - Cyndy Patterson
   4080 Carlton Ave
   Central Point, OR  97502
Treasurer - Brian Parrott
   PO Box 80933
   Portland, OR  97280
Past Chair - Brian Tervo
   15504 NE 52nd St
   Redmond, WA  98052
Alaska Chair - Ella Saltonstall
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   Kodiak, AK  99615
Idaho Chair - Barbara Mix
   1729 Dora Dr S
   Twin Falls, ID  83301
Montana Chair -Tomi Kent
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   Missoula, MT  59803
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   Beaverton, OR 97005
Washington Chair -
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   Bremerton, WA  98311
Youth Coordinator -
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   Maple Valley, WA
Membership Chair -
   Ann Pomazal
   7848 SE Cypress Ave
   Milwaukie, OR  97267
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   Nampa, ID  83686
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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the September issue of the Campanologist is
August 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
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     While some would say these are the "lazy days of summer," it might be very different for you with planning music for the upcoming year. There are many exciting events around the area that can help you with your planning and skills development.


     Coming up October 23-25 this year is a new event for Coppers ringers - Coppers' Classic. It will be in Vancouver, WA. Check out the articles below and information on our website.


     There are some Read and Rings and workshops on the calendar to help you see as well as hear some of the great music available. Handbell conferences are being held in various parts of our area with wonderful clinicians. Be sure to check out one close to you (close = within a few hours!). 


     The International Handbell Symposium is in Vancouver, BC in July 2016. Area 10 is forming an ad hoc choir to attend. Check out "Around the Area and Beyond" For additional information and a link to the application.


     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 or click the newsletter link on our website, With permission, I can also add names and addresses. 

 Phyllis Tincher, Communications Chair 

From the Chair's computer ...



Coppers' Classic


What:  A ringing event designed for the individual ringer. Area 10 is sponsoring this fabulous ringing event which will allow you, the average Church Handbell Musician, to stretch your skills and develop your musicianship.


When: October 23-25, 2015

The weekend will begin on a Friday morning-with full choir rehearsals of the repertoire followed by sectionals, where the treble and bass sections will work separately on their "tricky trouble" spots. Because one is rehearsing the repertoire in a compressed time frame, repetition of the works in a matter of hours not weeks, mastery and success seems to come more quickly, easily and with great satisfaction. Rehearsals continue on Friday with the full choir. Saturday will again include sectionals along with full choir rehearsals and Sunday closes with a concert, open to the public, after a morning and early afternoon of full rehearsals.


Where: Red Lion on the Quay, Vancouver, WA (free PDX airport shuttle). The hotel will host the event providing rehearsal/concert space and housing for the participants.


Who: Ellie Hodder is the clinician; she is a talented and skilled conductor, clinician and teacher dedicated to the advancement of the art of handbell ringing and to the elevation of handbell musicians who really want to be the best musicians possible. Questions for the director? Email


Why: The Repertoire is something the average Church Handbell Choir would not have the opportunity to ring and is great fun. It ranges from Bach to Katy Perry with one of the pieces, Singing in the Rain, arranged by Area 10's own Brian Tervo.


Also Personal Musical Growth: By ringing in events like this, my ringing skills have developed, my musicality expanded, and I learn new music with greater ease - all skills that help me as a director and ringer. By participating in this event you will return to your home handbell choirs a changed ringer with skills to share with your fellow ringers.


Act: I urge you to check out the Coppers' Classic webpage by clicking here. Register for the event by August 15th for early bird pricing and feel free to contact me at if you have any questions.


Music Repertoire 

Registration/Application Form

Information Sheet to share with others

Diane Barnes

Around the Area and Beyond...


     The Area 10 Ad Hoc Team (Brit and Canadian for Choir) for the International Symposium in 2016, is ready to take applications for inclusion on the Team. Go to the Area 10 Website for details and Team registration/application or click the links below. We have reserved 24 spots!

Ad Hoc Team Informational Letter

Ad Hoc Team Application


You must complete the application to be a part of the Team. For additional information or if you have any questions, contact Diane Hould,


Student note from Sherman Elementary

The Premier Coppers Ringing Event


  Coppers' Classic
October 23-25, 2015
The Red Lion at the Quay
Vancouver, WA

Clinician: Ellie Hodder

     Do you LOVE playing handbells? Do you want to advance to the next level of ringing? Then Coppers' Classic is for you! Join with like-minded handbell musicians, with a desire to ring to their highest potential, for a weekend of ringing that will inspire, educate and motivate you to become all that you can be as a handbell musician. Coppers' Classic will introduce you to new repertoire, new techniques and send you home a transformed handbell musician.
    For more information, go to


This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America. 

2016 Snake River Handbell Conference


Snake River Handbell Conference

Friday & Saturday, February 5 & 6

Central Elementary Gym

Nampa, Idaho


Clinician: Kevin McChesney


     Kevin McChesney graduated with highest honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BMus in Composition and Theory. A composer and arranger of handbell music, Kevin currently has over 900 titles in print and is one of the very few musicians who makes handbells a full-time vocation. He has won numerous awards for his work, including winning American Guild of English Handbell Ringers Composition Contests and Jeffers Composer of the Year. Kevin is the handbell editor for Jeffers Handbell Supply and the RingingWord catalog. He is also co-founder of the Solo To Ensemble Project, STEP, He is Music Director of one of the premier handbell concert groups, the Pikes Peak Ringers of Colorado Springs, and also the Artistic Advisor of the Atlanta Concert Ringers. His work with PPR includes the premiere and 13 further performances of his Concerto for Handbell Choir and Orchestra and a recording with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. He is in demand throughout the handbell world as a workshop clinician and festival conductor.


Music Repertoire

2016 Snake River Information

2016 Snake River Registration Form 


This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.


Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop


Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop

Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9

Simpson United Methodist Church

Pullman, Washington


Clinician: Phyllis Tincher


Save the date for a great time ringing and learning!


This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.


Big Sky Handbell Conference


Big Sky Handbell Conference

Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30

Salish Kootenai College, Joe McDonald Gymnasium

Pablo, MT (4 miles south of Polson) 


Clinician: David Harris


Director's Seminar: Friday, April/29, 1-3:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, Polson, MT


Hotel block rooms will be negotiated:

Red Lion Hotel, Polson (new)

KwaTaqNuk Resort, Polson


Music selection has not been finalized,  but should be completed by August 21, 2015!

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.


Area 10 Facebook Page


     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 Phyllis Tincher at A picture for the event can also be added.

17th International Handbell Symposium

Click here for basic information.
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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 payments for membership dues, contributions, and other invoices should be sent to our lockbox:

Handbell Musicians of America

PO Box 145400

Mail Location 521

Cincinnati, OH 45250


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 

Alaska Events 


Saturday, September 12 - Read & Ring in Palmer led by Paula Johnson. Contact Alice Branton at
Idaho Events 


Sunday, December 20 - 4:00 pm, 10th Annual Bells of Christmas Kettle Koncert with Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist.  Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho, Caldwell. An offering will be taken for the Nampa and Caldwell Salvation Army.


Friday & Saturday, February 5 & 6, 2016 - 2nd Annual Snake River Handbell Conference with Kevin McChesney. Central Elementary Gym, Nampa. See article above.

Montana Events 
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:30 pm, Directors' Seminar with David Harris, First Presbyterian Church, Polson.
Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2016 - Big Sky Handbell Conference, Salish Kootenai College, Joe McDonald Gymnasium, Pablo (4 miles south of Polson). David Harris, clinician. See article above.
Oregon Events 


Saturday, September 12 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Pacific NW Handbell Directors' & Musicians' Forum, "Feeling Good and Playing Your Very Best!", First Unitarian Church (SW 12 between Main and Salmon), $20. Click for information and registration form. Questions? Contact Ellie Hodder, or 503-730-9311.


Ring Praise Music Ministry (Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist) concerts in Eastern Oregon (no charge, sponsored by the Presbytery of Eastern Oregon):

Thursday, September 17 - 7:00 pm, Lostine Presbyterian Church, 134 Highway 82, Lostine.

 Friday, September 18 - 7:00 pm, Grace Presbyterian Church, 703 South Main Street, Milton-Freewater.

Saturday, September 19 - 7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 1308 Washington, LaGrande.

Sunday, September 20 - 10:30 am worship service, First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth Street, Baker City.

Sunday, September 20 - 7:00 pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 417 W Washington, Burns.

Sunday, November 1 - 1:45 pm and 6:30 pm, Snake River Correctional Institution, Ontario. You would not able to attend the concert, but prayers that our music and message help focus their hearts on God would be appreciated.


Saturday, September 26 - Ensemble Extravaganza with Handbells Unlimited! and Kevin McChesney. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 S Shore Blvd, Lake Oswego. Come join Beth Davidson, David Jordan and Kevin McChesney for an intensive hands-on ensemble workshop. Participants will be divided into small ensembles based on experience level to learn, practice and improve their small ensemble ringing skills. Each small group will learn and be coached through a piece, culminating in a sharing experience at the end of the day. Practice sessions will alternate with instruction time. It's a jam-packed day of learning and fun! Cost is $50, which includes lunch. Handbells Unlimited! will also perform a few numbers on Saturday, and will present a full concert on Sunday afternoon, September 27th for those who can stay. Private coaching can be arranged for Friday evening for a small additional fee. Click for registration and additional information. Questions? Contact Beth at


Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2016 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference with Cathy Moklebust, Ashland.

Washington Events 


Saturday, September 19 - Workshop in Sequim led by Brian Tervo. Contact Cheryl Winney at


Friday - Sunday, October 23-25 - Coppers' Classic at The Red Lion at the Quay, Vancouver. See From the Chair's Computer, article above, and


Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9, 2016 - Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop, Simpson United Methodist Church, Pullman. Phyllis Tincher, clinician. Watch for more information.

Canada Events 

July 26-30, 2016 - International Handbell Symposium, Vancouver. See article above or visit website

     Please remember to send information for the September issue to me by August 22.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America