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Area 9 Event Calendar

Summit 2014
Continuing the Journey

June 13-15, 2014
Ardmore, OK;
Tim Waugh, Primary Clinician

Houston Bronze
25th Anniversary Worksop

May 3, 2014; 8:30am
Trinity Lutheran Downtown;
800 Houston Ave; Houston, TX

To have your event listed in Ringing News and on the area website, please submit your information to Kari Daelke, Publications Chair. publications.area9@

Houston Bronze Ensemble
April 27, 2014; 4pm
Trinity Lutheran;
Klein, TX

East Texas Handbell Ensemble
April 27, 2014; 6pm
Gambrell Street Baptist;
1616 W Gambrell; Ft Worth, TX

River City Ringers
May 1, 2014; 7:30pm
Central Christian;
720 N Main; San Antonio, TX

Strikepoint of Texas
May 1; May 2, 2014; 7:30pm
1st Presbyterian - Kingwood;
520 Kingwood Dr; Kingwood, TX

River City Ringers
May 2, 2014; 7:30pm
Christ Lutheran of Alamo Heights;
6720 Broadway; San Antonio, TX

Houston Bronze Ensemble
25th Anniversary Gala

May 3, 2014; 6pm
Meridian Banquet Center;
5200 Bissonnet; Houston, TX

River City Ringers
May 3, 2014; 6:30pm
First UMC - Boerne;
205 James St; Boerne, TX

East Texas Handbell Ensemble
May 18, 2014; 6pm
First UMC - Henderson;
204 N Marshall; Henderson, TX

Concert Bells of Fort Worth
May 20, 2014; 7:30pm
Christ the Servant Lutheran;
821 S Greenville Ave; Allen, TX

Houston Chamber Ringers
“Liberty Bells”

May 24, 2014; 2pm
Tomball Jet Center;
9310 Max Conrad Dr; Spring, TX

East Texas Handbell Ensemble
May 25, 2014; 5pm
1st Presbyterian - Tyler;
203 Rusk St; Tyler, TX

Concert Bells of Fort Worth
June 2, 2014; 7:30pm
St. Andrews Catholic;
83314 Dryden Rd; Fort Worth, TX

Raleigh Ringers on Tour
June 12, 2014; 7:30pm
Custer Road UMC;
6601 Custer Rd; Plano, TX

Austin Handbell Ensemble
June 13, 2014; 7:30pm
Lake Travis UMC;
1502 RR 620 N; Austin, TX

Raleigh Ringers on Tour
June 14, 2014; 7:30pm
First UMC - Conroe;
4308 W Davis St; Conroe, TX

Austin Handbell Ensemble
June 14, 2014; 7:30pm
St Johns Episcopal;
11201 Parkfield Drive; Austin, TX

Agape Ringers on Tour
June 15, 2014; 7pm
All Souls Unitarian Church;
2952 S. Peoria; Tulsa, OK

Austin Handbell Ensemble
June 16, 2014; 7:30pm
University Presbyterian;
2203 San Antonio St; Austin, TX

Scholarships for Summit & National Seminar Available from Area 9!

Area 9 is proud to announce the availability of scholarships to attend Summit 2014 and National Seminar. The Kristopher Jon Anthony Memorial Scholarship is available for National Seminar. The Marvin E. Reecher Memorial Scholarship and the Mary Kay Parrish Scholarship help cover the cost of attending the Area 9 Summit.

Additional information and applications are available
on our website.

Our National Organization


April 2014 Ringing News

Area 9 Election of Officers

It is time once again to elect our leaders for Area 9 of the Handbell Musicians of America. We will be electing a new Chair-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. The elected offices will serve a term from October 1, 2014 until September 30, 2016. In addition, the Chair-Elect will serve a two-year term as Chair followed by a two-year term as Past Chair. Voting members please check your mail for the envelope containing biographical information for each candidate and your ballot. Ballots must be postmarked by May 23, 2014. Many thanks to the nominating committee for a job well done.

Register NOW for Summit 2014! Early Registration Ends April 30!

June 13-15, 2014
Ardmore Convention Center, Ardmore, OK
Tim Waugh, Primary Clinician

Early Bird registration (postmarked by 04-30-14) is $195 per person. Regular registration is $210 per person. Are you only able to attend one day? Daily registration is $100 per person.

Registration materials, class schedule and concert info is available on our website! (Find them here!)

Lots of opportunities to ring and learn about handbells will be available. Some of the offerings include Duet & Trio Ringing, Mallets & Stopped Sounds, Musiciality in the Musicially Challenged, Heavy Metal aka Bass Bells, 4-in-hand, Bell Trees, Battery Techniques, Choosing Music for Worship, Move & Groove with Tim Waugh, All Ring Sessions, Reading Sessions, Massed Ringing and Summit All-Stars.

Bring the family!
Classes for family members are scheduled for Saturday afternoon, followed by a special family dinner and activities on Saturday night. Spend Father's Day with Area 9! The Ardmore, Oklahoma area also has lots of family friendly activities. The Arbuckle Wilderness, Turner Falls, Lake Murray and the Chickasaw Cultural Center are just some of the options available.

Great Concerts!
Friday night at 8pm
The Raleigh Ringers kick off our concert schedule. Tickets are included with Festival Registration. Additional tickets are available online for non-festival attendees for $20.00 plus transaction fees.
Purchase Additional Tickets.
Saturday Lunch Concert ~ Abilene Gold
Sunday Lunch Concert ~ Tulsa Festival Ringers

Members of the Handbell Industry Council will also be on-site for your shopping convenience.

Start planning now to attend!

Be sure to visit the Summit 2014 Website Page for the full scoop!

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It is all about sharing…let the rest of the area know what you and your group are doing and playing. Any comments, feedback and suggestions are very welcome.

The Area 9 board is here to serve you. Please contact any of the Area 9 board members for the 2012-2014 fiscal year with any ideas, suggestions, questions or concerns you may have.

Chair – Michelle Tejada
Chair Elect – Ruth Seiwell
Treasurer – Marta Sullivan
Secretary – Sueda Luttrell
Past Chair – Karen Thompson
Publications – Kari Daelke
Financial Advisor – Wilson Van Tine
Membership – Steven Eddington
Education – Barbie Senkow
Oklahoma Representative - Paula Barnes
West Texas Representative - Adam Samuels
East Texas Representative - Jayne Brown


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