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September 2013

El Paso Ringing Roundup Deadline Fast Approaching!

Don’t miss this exciting one day ringing roundup in El Paso! 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 deadline is October 11. Only $20 per person!

October 26, 2013    8:45am-3:30pm
Western Hills United Methodist Church
524 Thunderbird Drive
El Paso, Texas 79912

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

Raleigh Ringers To Give Opening Concert at Summit 2014

We are pleased to announce that the internationally acclaimed Raleigh Ringers will be the featured performers at our opening concert at Summit 2014! What an exciting way to kick-off a weekend of handbell activities!

Call for class and workshop ideas

A successful Summit = great classes and workshops. Now is the time to give us your input on what is offered at  Summit 2014. Is there a particular topic or skill you would like to learn more about? A big part of Summit is about sharing with one another. Do you know of someone or are YOU interested in sharing your experience and expertise with a method, plan or program that has been a success in your church/school/community? Please send all of your ideas, suggestions and contributions to Barbie Senkow, Education Chair

When and Where

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

Start planning now to attend!

Event Webpage:

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.

Other Upcoming Events

DiscoveRing  Workshop (Endorsed – Member presented)
Saturday, September 21th  |  8:30am – 4:30pm
Pollard United Methodist Church
3030 Copeland Road – Tyler, Texas
Clinician: Arnold Sherman and East Texas Handbell Ensemble

Bay Area Bell Festival 2013  Local Festival (Endorsed – Member presented)
Saturday, October 19th  |  9:00am – 3:00pm
Clear Lake United Methodist Church – Wesley Center
16335 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062
$75 per handbell choir to participate
Clinician: Michael Glasgow
For more information,visit or contact Ellen Lattimer at |  832-240-4713

Participate in our Facebook community!

Make sure you “LIKE” our Facebook page so you can keep up with the latest news in Area 9!

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 (

Information about the board members can be found on the Area 9 website at:

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