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August 2013

El Paso Ringing Roundup

NEW DATE! October 26, 2013*
REVISED repertoire list*

Western Hills United Methodist Church
524 Thunderbird Drive
El Paso, Texas 79912

We are heading to El Paso for a one day ringing roundup! Under the baton of Karen Thompson, attendees will work on 3 pieces of music and then give a concert at the end of the day. Registration is only $20 per person.

More information including updated repertoire list, schedule and registration form is available on our website. CLICK HERE.

* We apologize for any confusion about the date and repertoire for this event. The date and repertoire list originally published in the July Ringing News were incorrect.

Other Upcoming Events

Central Texas Spring Ring 2014
April 5, 2014 Texas – 8:45am-3:30pm
Sueda Luttrell, Guest Clinician

Lake Travis United Methodist Church
1502 Ranch Road 620 N
Austin, Texas 78734

More information including repertoire list, schedule and registration form is available on our website. CLICK HERE.



Summit 2014 – Continuing the Journey
June 13-15, 2014
Ardmore Convention Center, Ardmore, OK
Tim Waugh, Primary Clinician

Don’t miss out on all the great stuff we are planning! CLICK HERE for the Event Webpage


Congratulations to Grace Luttrell winner of the Kristopher Jon Anthony Memorial Scholarship!

The Kristoper Jon Anthony Memorial Scholarship is awarded by Area 9 to help an individual with registration and expenses for National Seminar. This year’s winner was Grace Luttrell. She represented Area 9 very well in Portland and was honored to be chosen as a member of the All Star Choir.
Here is the narrative from Grace that accompanied her application:

I began playing handbells when I was in the fourth grade, eighteen years ago. I played all through middle school and high school. In college, I continued playing with the University of Southern Mississippi’s Carrillon Handbell choir, under the direction of Dr. Larry Smith. After college, I spent a year ringing with the East Texas Handbell Ensemble under the direction of Arnold Sherman. These years spent playing really solidified my performance skills as a ringer, but now I am in a leadership position and I need to sharpen my skills as a director. I current direct two groups at University Baptist Church Fort Worth: a six-person youth ensemble and a five-octave adult choir. I am hoping to find ideas to be able to carry those groups outside of the church in ministry opportunities as well as expand the program. The variety of classes offered in Portland meet the needs of what I want to accomplish with my groups in the future.

Grace Luttrell

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