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Vol. 8, No. 9                                                                              September 2017

In This Issue
Board of Directors
From the Chair
Coppers Classic
Events Survey
Pacific NW Directors' Forum
Director Wanted
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
Event Coordinator - 
   Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR  97520
Education/Youth Coordinator
   Ellie Hodder

Membership Chair - open
Communications Chair -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686
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   Rainier, OR 97048
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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the October issue of the Campanologist is
September 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
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School is back in session and choirs are beginning their rehearsals. What a great time to start talking about ringing opportunities this fall, winter, and spring. In October, there is Coppers Classic as well as the first annual Central Oregon Handbell Festival. The Snake River Handbell Conference is in February, Inland Northwest Handbell Conference is in March, and Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference is in May. Information for these with repertoire for some is in the articles below. Talk with your choirs and begin making plans to attend an event.

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 ...
Last month I reported on a class I took at National Seminar on a new program from Malmark called ChimeWorks.  In fairness to our other HIC members, I thought this month I would talk about the HIC in general and all they have to offer.

I must admit that for a long time I didn't really know what the HIC was.  HIC stands for Handbell Industry Council and represents those organizations with a business interest in the handbell art form. HIC members include publishers, retailers, manufacturers, performers, and many other companies that provide services and supplies to the world of handbells and handchimes.
The membership of HIC falls into several categories of products and services:
  • Handbell/Handchime manufacturers, retailers, service, and repairs
  • Handbell support hardware - tables, ringing accessories
  • Handbell Music - publishers, retailers
  • Handbell related accessories - cases, awards, apparel, gifts, specialty items
  • Educational Services
  • Professional Groups
  • Tour & Travel Services
  • Artwork & Graphics
HIC vendors are in the booths you see at events with music, bells, gifts, etc. I love the chance they provide to hands-on shop!  HIC members provide a wealth of information and materials to further our execution and enjoyment of ringing.

We have a few members of HIC right here in Area 10.  Bells of the Sound is a community group in Seattle, WA.  Blanche Kangas runs Bell Buggy Express, a music supply house in Spokane WA.  A new find for me was MyMusicFolders, a company in Missoula, MT who makes music folders and choir robes.  All of the HIC members can be found at:

Do your best to support all the HIC members you see at events or online.  We couldn't do what we do without them!
  Diane Hould
Back to Bells Workshops
Handbell Musicians of America is offering FREE workshops across the country to help you get your handbells out of the closet and restart your handbell program - or start a brand new program.

To find a workshop near you, click here.
Coppers Classic 2017
Love to ring? Love a ringing challenge? Need a place to ring with other handbell musicians as passionate as you are about our wonderful instrument? Then Coppers Classic is for you!
Coppers Classic is an all-ringing event designed for intermediate, coppers level handbell musicians whose goal is to inspire these musicians to challenge themselves to higher levels of accomplishment technically and musically. We provide a safe, supportive and enthusiastic environment for you to spread your wings and discover your inner amazing handbell musician with repertoire designed to teach towards that goal, to refine skills and develop a finer sense of overall musicianship.
When: Friday-Sunday, October 13-15
Where: University Place Hotel and Conference Center, Portland, Oregon
Who: Registration still open for adults and full-time students
" When the Coppers Classic event started three years ago, I jumped at the chance to play. The reasons why - the variety in the music, the difficulty in the rhythms, the camaraderie  with the other ringers, the musicality of each piece, and understanding the story behind the piece. I love playing at the Coppers Classic." Linda Massey, Coppers Classic alum


This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Snake River Handbell Conference

Save the date!!!

Friday & Saturday, February 2 & 3
Central Elementary Gym
1415 6th Street South, Nampa, Idaho

Clinician: Michael J. Glasgow

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference
May 4-5, 2018
Ashland Middle School, Ashland, Oregon

I am pleased to announce that our Guest Conductor/Clinician for 2018 is Barb Walsh, the Artistic Director and Conductor of Tintabulations-a premier community handbell choir out of Reno Nevada. Barb brings an energy and passion to her conducting which inspires those who ring under her baton to give there all to the music. The 2018 repertoire is a nice mix of original compositions and arrangements, many incorporating added instrumentation. 

Ellie Hodder is once again on the podium for the Bronze Conference Choir-this choir is by application for those ringers who what a challenge and a chance to ring more.  

The conference opens with a Massed Ringing Rehearsal on Friday, May 4th at 7pm with the BCC rehearsals beginning at 4pm. 

Because of the ever increasing costs to put on an event like this the registration has been raised to $70/person. Early Bird registration of $70 is good until March 1st, after March 1st registration will be $80/person.  Registration, BCC application and lodging information will be available beginning January 1st on the Area 10 Website.  If you wish to receive your registration materials electronically please contact Diane Barnes at with your e-mail information.

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.
Pacific NW Handbell Directors' & Musicians' Forum
One of our best workshops to-date, this Saturday event will get all directors and handbell musicians off to a great start on their ringing season.  How about a review of what's new, ergonomic and correct in handbell technique? Weaving without worry and marts without messes. Or, is sight reading a challenge for you or your ensemble? There are ways to make this all fall in place and become easier. AND, spend the afternoon checking out some of the newest handbell compositions with great directors. A fabulous annual event.
When: Saturday, September 9, 8:30-3:30
Where: St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 10390 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR
Cost: $20 ($25 day of)
Questions? Contact Ellie Hodder

First Annual Central Oregon Handbell Festival
The Bells of Praise from Bend Church
the Bells of Sunriver 
from Sunriver Christian Fellowship

invite you to the  first annual
Central Oregon Handbell Festival !
When: Saturday, October 28  - 9:00-3:00 (rehearsal)
                                              3:00-3:30 (concert)
Where: Bend Church United Methodist
            680 NW Bond St.
            Bend, OR 97703
Partial choirs and individual ringers are welcome! 
For more information: Contact Shelley Giaier at 908-328-8818 or

This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America.

Renew membership by October 1 and save

Handbell Musicians of America has scheduled a routine $5 increase on our dues on October 1, 2017. If you renew before 10/1 you can pay the current rate. Pre-paying your membership is always acceptable. 
Please let me know if you have any questions about this scheduled increase of our membership fee.
Kim Braswell
West Regional Membership Coordinator
Handbell Musicians of America

Bayview Week of Handbells - 2017

Carl Wiltse passes the baton to Fred Gramann. Area 10 musicians (back row) Natan Sanders, Terrie Rychlinsaki, Hollace Vaughn. (fron row) Micki Mennet-Martin and Cyndy Patterson rang in this event which concluded with the August 17 concert at John Hall Auditorium, Bay View, Michigan. A broken wrist prevented Liz Scarshaug from ringing.

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.

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, November 3 - 7:00 pm, Ring Praise Music Ministry concert with Phyllis Tincher, handbells, and Sean Rogers, piano. Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 W Overland, Boise. This concert is sponsored by the Presbytery of Boise.

Sunday, December 17 - 4:00 pm, Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist/organist, present the 12th annual "Bells of Christmas" Kettle Koncert at Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Ave, Caldwell. An offering will be taken for the Nampa and Caldwell Salvation Army.

Friday & Saturday, February 2-3 - 4th Annual Snake River Handbell Conference with clinician Michael J. Glasgow, Central Elementary Gym, Nampa. See article above for details. Repertoire
Montana Events 


Your event or concert could be listed here!

Oregon Events 

Saturday, September 9 - 8:30 - 3:30 pm, Pacific NW Handbell Directors' and Musicians' Forum, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 10390 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton. Flyer and registration form. See article above for details.

Ring Praise Music Ministry, Phyllis Tincher, handbells, and Sean Rogers, piano, will be giving concerts in Eastern Oregon. These concerts are sponsored by the Presbytery of Eastern Oregon:
*Friday, October 6 - 6:30 pm, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Pendleton.
Saturday, October 7 - 1:00 pm, Elizabethan Manor, 44882 Mission Road, Pendleton.
Saturday, October 7 - 6;30 pm, Ukiah Community Presbyterian Church, Main and Alba Street, Ukiah.
Sunday, October 8 - 3:00 or 4:00 pm, Umatilla Community Presbyterian Church, 14 Martin Drive, Umatilla.
*Monday, October 9 - 9:30 am and 1"00 pm, Two Rivers Correctional Institution, Umatilla.
*Visitors are not allowed, but prayers for touching the hearts of those who come would be appreciated.

Friday - Sunday, October 13-15 -  Coppers Classic at Unversity Place Hotel and Conference Center, Portland. Clinician - Ellie Hodder. Adult Registration; Full-Time Student Registration; Bass Bell Workshop Registration. See article above for details.

Saturday, October 28 - First Annual Central Oregon Handbell Festival, Bend. See article above for details.

The Bells of Sunriver announces their Christmas concert schedule!
Sunday, December 3 - 4:00 pm, Bells and Bellows with Mark Oglesby, organist; St. Francis Catholic Church, Bend.
Saturday, December 16 - 3:00 pm, Bells and Bellows with Mark Oglesby, organist; Bells of Sunriver ensemble; Zion Lutheran Church, Redmond.
Sunday, December 17 - 3:00 pm, A Celebration of Christmas with Bells and Voices, Sunriver Christian Fellowship, Sunriver.

Friday & Saturday, May 4 - 5 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland. See article above for details. Repertoire
Washington Events 

Your concert or event could be listed here!
Canada Events 
Your concert or event could be listed here!
     Please remember to send information for the October issue to me by September 22.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America