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Area 9 Hosted Events

Summit 2016 - The Ocean Journey
June 26 to July 3, 2016
Galveston, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica
Stephanie Rhodes, Clinician
DECEMBER 1, 2015

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Concerts in Area 9

Christmas Traditions
December 4, 2015 @ 7:30p
FOP Lodge 123
1624 S Agnew Ave, OKC, OK

Christmas POPS – OCHE Special Guest
December 5, 2015 @ 2:00p and 8:00p
Civic Center Music Hall
201 North Walker Ave. OKC, OK

Christmas Traditions
December 11, 2015 @ 7:30p
Church of the Resurrection
13112 N Rockwell Ave, OKC, OK

The Twelve Days of Christmas
and Other Bad Ideas
December 11, 2015 @ 7:30p
Cypress Creek Christian Church
& Community Center
6823 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, Texas

Christmas Traditions
December 12, 2015 @ 4:00p
First United Methodist Church of Hobart
201 S Washington, Hobart, OK

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November 2015 Ringing News

Don't Get Left in Port!

Reserve your spot before December 1, 2015!

Area 9 Chimes Are at Work!

Thanks to you – our members – for spreading the work, Area 9 has loaned both of the three-octave sets of handchimes to educational organizations for the 2015-2016 school year!

Susan LaPointe, an experienced Texas-educator, has received one set of chimes for her program at I.M. Terrell Elementary School, a title one inner city school in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Lani Garner of Oklahoma has received a set to use in the El Sistema music program for at-risk students in downtown Oklahoma City. This organization has branches in South America and several cities in the United States.

Both of these educators feel that the handchimes will offer new musical experiences to their students who, in many cases, have limited opportunities for experience with musical ensembles.

We look forward to hearing reports from these two programs and following their progress!

Be a Double-Agent

written by Adam Samuels (Area 9 Texas Representative)

Always behind the times, I recently discovered through Netflix the first season of the television show 'Madam Secretary.' It stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst and college professor who is promoted to United States Secretary of State. Several times in the series, there are references to keeping things within The Company, implying within the CIA.

Do you ever think we try to keep ringing inside The Choir? Does anyone else in your church or community know how much fun ringers have in Handbell rehearsals? Do we always keep fun as a secret?

Ringers: fun-having is officially declassified! You are free to go about your life telling others about the joy of ringing. In fact, we are now deputizing you as a double-agent. We are sending you out amongst non-ringers.

The best place to start is the people you know. Has someone in your Sunday school class recently retired and is now on the look for volunteer projects? Do you know a family new to your community? The weekly rehearsal schedules for our ensembles are institutions. No one would dare suggest a new evening for rehearsal, yet week-night conflicts are common. If you knew of a potential ringer with a rehearsal conflict, would you be willing to recommend them to another ensemble with a different rehearsal schedule?

Ringers, we must stick together. Do it for The Choir.

Area 9 @ Distinctly Bronze East 2015

The phenomenon known as Distinctly Bronze East was another huge success thanks to ringers from across the country! Area 9 was well represented with many fine ringers and the clinician. Maybe we’ll see you there next year?

Front Row
Carol Lynn Mizell, Jerry Conry,
Beth Judd (clinician), Sheryl Cory
Second Row
Brenda Swindle, Lorna Noack, Ruth Seiwell,
Linda Ellison, Ben Harris
Third Row
Josh Fitzgerald, John Knott, Wilson Van Tine
Not Pictured
Michell Shuman

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 Gorman
Publications – Kari Daelke
Social Media/Communications – Jeremy Springer
Oklahoma Representative - Paula Barnes
Texas Representative - Adam Samuels
Texas Representative - Dellinda Ebeling
Membership – Vacant

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