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Vol. 9, No. 6                                                                                June 2018

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Coppers Classic
Snake River Conference
Pacific NW Forum
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 Hould
   142  3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474
Chair Elect - Glen Hascall
   5 Westridge Dr
   Lake Oswego, OR  97034
Secretary - Wendy Goodheart
   1422 Lynn Avenue #8
   Billings, MT 59102
Treasurer - Brian Parrott
   PO Box 80933
   Portland, OR  97280
Past Chair -Brian Tervo
   15504 NE 52nd St
   Redmond, WA  98052
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 -Tomi Kent
   6120 Skyview Dr
   Missoula, MT  59803
Oregon Chair - Cyndy Patterson
   4080 Carlton Ave
  Central Point, OR  97502
Washington Chair - open
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   Ashland, OR  97520
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Membership Chair
   Ellie Hodder
Communications Chair -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686
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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the July issue of the Campanologist is
June 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
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The Northwest Campanologist
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Schools are winding down, choirs are breaking for the summer, vacation plans are being made. Summer is a great time to enjoy the time away from rehearsals, etc., but it is also a good time to think about the fall and yes, Christmas, during these hopefully slower and more relaxed months. My choir has enjoyed ringing Christmas music during our last month of rehearsals. 

Now is also the time to begin planning to attend an event this fall or next year. For coppers ringers, there is Coppers Classic being held in Portland, Oregon, October 12-14. More information is in the article below. Look for Read 'n Rings happening around the area on September 22 and 29. In the Portland area, there is also the Pacific NW Handbell Directors'/Musicians' Forum (see article below). Then the annual conferences begin happening February 1-2 with the Snake River Handbell Conference followed by Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop the end of March, Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference the beginning of May, and Big Sky Handbell Conference the end of April. It sounds a long ways off, but they will be here sooner than we think.

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
Notes from the Chair ...
Now that summer is really here, I imagine many of you are finished up with worship duties for the year and spring concerts. If you are like me, you are looking forward to a few months of rest. However, I want to make you aware of something that will be coming up first  thing in the fall that you will want to be  ready for.

Area 10 will be sponsoring an area wide Read and Ring event on September 22nd and 29th. This area wide event will allow choirs or individual ringers to kick off the year with a fun way to gather together, read some new music and brush up on technique. We will be partnering with Jeffers Handbell Supply to provide an opportunity to read some new titles in a no-pressure atmosphere. You will have the chance to purchase music read at the event for a discount and avoid shipping as well!

There will be several locations in each state to choose from, so you can choose whichever location and weekend works best for you. There will be a single registration form, so registration will be simple and the cost will be minimal.

Registration will have to be in by late August, so be watching the newsletter over the summer for more details and registration forms. Be sure to pass the word to any ringers you know - you will not need to be a member of a full choir to attend.
In the meantime, enjoy your summer vacation!

Diane Hould
Coppers Classic 2018 - October 12-14

Coppers Classic  is a massed ringing event for advanced coppers handbell musicians held annually in Portland, Oregon with Ellie Hodder, clinician. Our handbell musicians are solidly coppers musicians. They have good handbell skills, a commitment to their ensemble and are the backbone of their choir. Passion and the desire to learn and grow as a handbell musician are the qualities that characterize those who will have a great Coppers Classic experience but, most of all they love handbells!

Participants come from all over the United States and Canada.  Musicians rehearse for three days and present a public concert on Sunday October 14, 2018 at 4 pm.

Complete details at

Area 10 Scholarship to Coppers Classic
Coppers Classic offers one adult and one full-time student scholarship. The stipend includes registration and up to $50 towards the purchase of music. Applications due by July 27, 2018. Complete details at or email
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Snake River Handbell Conference
Friday & Saturday,
February 1 & 2
Central Elementary Gym
1415 6th Street S
Nampa, Idaho

Clinician: Cathy Moklebust

Plan now to attend the 5th Annual Snake River Handbell Conference. 

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Pacific NW Handbell Directors'/Musicians' Forum
"Getting Better and Better Every Rehearsal!"
Saturday, September 8, 8:30 am-3:30 pm.
Classes and Ringing for Everyone.

*  Body Mapping & Cross Lateral Exploration  for Handbell Directors/Musicians. Handbell directors offer visual and kinesthetic information to their ensemble with every movement they make!  Body Mapping offers accurate information about our body to promote free and coordinated movement and avoid injury.  This workshop will explore  conducting gestures and ringing enhanced by accurately mapping the whole arm, skeletal balance, and muscular freedom for the neck, back and legs.  Full details on back. Cynthia McGladrey, Presenter

*  Great Beginnings to Superb Rehearsals  Warm Ups. When our musicians have great skills, we all have great rehearsals and performances. Skill building warm ups are great and it's fun to see the smiles among musicians as they realize an exercise that was impossible at the start of the season is easier and easier. Details on back. Ellie Hodder, presenter.

*  Read 'n' Ring--"I love this piece"!  A variety of publications for sacred, secular, concert settings. So wonderful you'll want to do them all. Ellie Hodder, et al
Murray Hills Christian Church,  15050 SW Weir Road, Beaverton. 
DONATION to defray costs: $20/person in advance ($25 day of)

18th International Handbell Symposium - 
Rogue Ringers International 2018!
We have a few spots for AD HOC ringers in our choir. The event will be held in Cairns, Australia August 6-11.   This is a great opportunity to explore a world heritage site (the Great Barrier Reef) and ring with a host of international ringers making new friends along the way.  The exchange rate is favorable--$0.80 US = $1.00 AUD. Contact Diane Barnes at  for more information or to join the choir.
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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 Phyllis Tincher at A picture for the event can also be added.

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 
Alaska Events 
Your event or concert could be listed here!

Idaho Events 

Friday & Saturday, February 1 & 2 - 5th Annual Snake River Handbell Conference. Central Elementary Gym, 1415 6th Street South, Nampa. Clinician - Cathy Moklebust. Repertoire.

Saturday, February 2 - 6:30 pm. Closing Concert for the Snake River Handbell Conference, Central Elementary Gym, 1415 6th Street S, Nampa. Donations accepted.
Montana Events 

Your event or concert could be listed here!
Oregon Events 

Monday - Saturday, August 6-11 - Come ring in Christian fellowship on the beautiful Oregon Coast at Camp Magruder. We welcome ringers of all ability levels, offering technical workshops that will prepare for a final performance. There will also be plenty of time to relax and recharge while walking the green forests or the beautiful beach. Registration covers accommodations, meals from our wonderful chefs, clinician-led bell programs, and a music packet. There will be many reasons to make a joyful noise all week long. Clinician is Linda Woods from Lake Oswego, Oregon.  for information and registration.

Saturday, September 8 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Pacific NW Handbell Directors'/Musicians' Forum, Murray Hills Christian Church, 15050 SW Weir Road, Beaverton. See article above; registration form.

Friday - Sunday, October 12-14 - Coppers Classic, Portland. See article above;

Washington Events 

As you are making plans for summer travel, Bells of the Desert is offering a musical road trip for your consideration and inspiration - Postcards Greetings from America. "Start spreading the news" that the program takes the traveler along the streets of New York City, through the Shenandoah River valley, for a ride on the Chattanooga railroad as well as stops in New Orleans or St. Louis for a sampling of jazz. For the ambitious vacationer, the bells take a trip to Alaska with an original composition, Kodiak, which paints a musical picture of this vast land. Movie themes include City of Stars from LA LA Land and How Far I'll Go from the Disney animated feature MOANA. Truly, "this land was made for you and me." General admission is $10, with children and students free. Enjoy the concert then start packing your bags!
Friday, June 15 - 7:00 pm, Richland Baptist Church, 1632 George Washington Way, Richland.
Saturday, June 16 - 3:00 pm, Richland Baptist Church, 1632 George Washington Way, Richland.

Canada Events 

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