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Area 9 Events


Area 9 Bi-Annual Festival
June 26 to July 3, 2016
Clinician: Stephanie Rhoades
This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America

To have your event listed in Ringing News and on the Area’s website, please visit today.

Events in Area 9

Not Just Another Workshop – Owasso
September 17, 2016 @ 8:45a
1st UMC in Owasso, OK
For more information
This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America

Not Just Another Workshop – OKC
October 15, 2016 @ 8:45a
Chapel Hill UMC in OKC
For more information
This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America

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June 2016 Ringing News

Share the News – Baseball & Bells!

Registration Now Open

Looking Back

As I write this article, I am reflecting on the year of ringing in Area 9 – the joy that has been shared and that has grown through the year through the art of handbells. Handbell ringing is alive and well in our area! Let me share a few highlights.

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Oh, Say You Can Be… T-shirt Design

We are excited to reveal the t-shirt design that can be purchased only for Oh, Say You Can Be…Ringers, family members, and friends can show their handbell love at the August 13, 2016, game as more than one hundred ringers join together to ring the national anthem on the field of Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX.

Register Here

Updated Certification Website

A major goal for Handbell Musicians of America in 2016 is a complete new look for the national website. They are starting with an updated version of the pages dedicated to Handbell Musician Certification.

Visit today to see updated information on the program as well as opportunities coming up in the next 8 weeks to complete certification courses. Plus – get a glimpse of the new design elements that will be applied to all pages of their website in the months to come.

Sneak Peak

National Address Update

Please note that any PAYMENTS sent to the Guild should now go to the following address:

Handbell Musicians of America
PO Box 221047
Louisville, KY 40252

This includes membership renewal, contributions, event registration payments, invoice payments, etc.

All GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE that DOES NOT include a check payment should should be sent to:

Handbell Musicians of America
201 E. Fifth Street
Suite 1900-1025
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Please contact any of the 2014-2016 Area 9 board members with ideas, suggestions, questions or concerns.

Chair – Ruth Seiwell
Chair Elect – Wilson Van Tine
Treasurer – Marci Corey
Secretary – Patty Highland
Past Chair – Michelle Tejada
Financial Advisor – Wilson Van Tine
Education – Venita MacGorman
Publications – Kari Daelke
Social Media/Communications – Jeremy Springer
Oklahoma Representative - Paula Barnes
Texas Representative - Adam Samuels
Texas Representative - Dellinda Ebeling

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