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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

2016 Spring Rings

Central Texas Spring Ring
March 5. 2016
First United Methodist Church
Boerne, TX
Patty Highland, Clinician

West Texas Spring Ring
March 5. 2016
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Abilene, TX
Venita MacGorman, Clinician

More Spring Ring Locations Coming!

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Concerts in Area 9

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

Ringing in the Holidays
December 5, 2015 @ 4:00p
First Christian Church Arlington
910 S Collins St, Arlington, TX

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

Silver Bells
December 10, 2015 @ 7:30p
First Presbyterian Church
5520 Kingwood Dr, Kingwood, TX

Christmas Concert – CBFW Guest
December 11, 2015 @ 7:00p
First United Methodist
503 N Central Expressway, Richardson, TX

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

Silver Bells
December 11, 2015 @ 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church
5520 Kingwood Dr, Kingwood, TX

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

Ringing in the Holidays
December 13, 2015 @ 5:00pm
Northaven United Methodist
11211 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX

Christmas Majesty & Merriment
December 15, 2015 @ 7:30pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
5308 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX

Ringing in the Holidays
December 17, 2015 7:00pm
Hurst Public Library
901 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst, TX

Ringing in the Holidays
December 19, 2015 @ 2:00pm
Hurst Public Library
901 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst, TX

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December 2015 Ringing News

Instrumental Therapy

written by Ruth Seiwell

Handbells are a musical instrument. Handbells are cast of bronze. Handbells often mean working with an ensemble. Are handbells a sanctuary? What are handbells to you? Consider ringing handbells as your sanctuary; your escape; your special place. Most of us lead busy, stressful lives, and many don’t take the time to rest, relax, and unwind. Handbells can become a sanctuary. The time spent in rehearsal or music preparation is special time concentrating on something you love.

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From the Beginning

written by Stevie Berryman

Let’s start at the beginning. For the last few centuries, the very first toy given to an infant has been: a rattle. Or, as I like to call it, a pre-bell.

From the time we can grip a toy and swing it into our loving parent’s nose, we have been given rattles. They are wonderful toys for babies. They are our first means of scientific exploration.

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A New Promotion Option from Area 9

In spreading the word about all of the amazing handbell concerts happening in December, many groups have asked if Area 9 could include their concert series artwork on our website. This year we sadly had to say no to many ensembles. But we have fixed the problem for 2016!

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I Just Don’t Care

Originally published by Michael J. Glasgow, Area 3 Newsletter Editor, in the Bell-O-Gram

How many times has a version of that phrase come out of your mouth? I just don’t care.

Musicians are a quirky bunch. We tend to be deeply passionate about our craft, and that passion often spills over into other parts of our lives. But that also tends to make us enthusiastic “do-ers” who hopelessly overcommit ourselves. Sooner or later, something has to give. Unfortunately, that “something” is often “everything.”

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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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