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Area 9 Hosted Events

Oklahoma Spring Ring
April 23, 2016
First United Methodist Church
Owasso, OK
Mike McCrary, Clinician
Registration Deadline April 21, 2016

Panhandle Spring Ring
April 30, 2016
First Presbyterian Church
Amarillo, TX
Jeremy Springer, Clinician
Registration Deadline April 29, 2016

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Concerts in Area 9

Houston Bronze Concert
April 24, 2016 @ 4:00p
Trinity Klein Lutheran Church
5201 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX

Spirit Bells of McGregor
May 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
500 S Madison, McGregor, TX

Houston Bronze Concert
May 13, 2016 @ 7:30p
3400 Main St., Matchbox 3

Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble
May 14, 2016 @ 2:30p &7p
Coleman Theatre
103 N. Main St., Miami, OK

Houston Bronze Concert
May 17, 2016
Moody United Methodist Church
2803 53rd St., Galveston TX

Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble
May 15, 2016 @ 2:00p
First United Methodist Church
2525 Piedmont Rd. N., Piedmont, OK

Houston Bronze Concert
May 17, 2016
Moody United Methodist Church
2803 53rd St., Galveston TX

Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble
May 15, 2016 @ 2:00p
First United Methodist Church
2525 Piedmont Rd. N., Piedmont, OK

Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble
May 20, 2016 @ 7:30p
First Unitarian Church
600 NW. 13th St., OKC, OK

Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble
May 21, 2016 @ 7:30p
Church of the Resurrection
13112 N. Rockwell Ave., OKC, OK

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April 2016 Ringing News

Area 9 History in the Making!

Registration Now Open

Introducing El Sistema OKC: It’s About Chime!

El Sistema OKC is a unique after-school music program that serves over 250 underserved and disadvantaged public school children in the heart of Oklahoma City. The students are so excited for the opportunity to play the handchimes. Last fall we spent a great deal of time learning how to hold the chimes, how to take care of the chimes, and how to create chords. Students were excited to see how quickly they could create beautiful sounds.

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Score Study – It’s Not Just for Directors!

Each semester when I pick music for the various handbell groups I direct I spend some time studying the scores before presenting the music at a rehearsal. Score study is, in my opinion, a necessity for directors, but I think it’s also a necessity for ringers! As a ringer, you probably don’t have the luxury of seeing the music before it is presented at a rehearsal, but there are still many things you can do after the fact.

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An Important Note from AGEHR Publishing

We have discovered some errors in the 2-3 octave version of Karen Thompson’s “Acclamation in G Minor,” AG23046. We are offering a free download of page 6 in the 2-3 octave version on our website E Press which will correct these errors and allow compatibility with the 4-6 octave version AG46030.

Download Corrected Page Here

Editor’s Correction

Technology is a wonderful thing when it doesn’t fight against us. Sadly, the watchful eyes of Ringing News have missed a spelling error. Our sincere apologies to Venita MacGorman as we spelled her last name incorrectly in several issues.

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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