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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

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

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

Panhandle Spring Ring
April 30, 2016
First Presbyterian Church
Amarillo, TX
To Be Announced, Clinician

To have your event listed in Ringing News and on the Area’s website, please visit today.

Events in Area 9

GDHA 2016 Spring Festival
Intermediate Level
Saturday, February 13, 2016
University Park United Methodist Church
4024 Caruth Blvd. Dallas, TX

GDHA 2016 Spring Festival
Advanced Level
Saturday, February 20, 2016
University Park United Methodist Church
4024 Caruth Blvd. Dallas, TX

GHHA: Feb Fest Friday
Friday, February 26, 2016
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
5308 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX

GHHA: Feb Fest Friday
Friday, February 26, 2016
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
5308 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX

GHHA: Feb Fest
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Stafford Centre
10505 Cash Road Stafford, TX

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January 2016 Ringing News

Rooms Still Available!

The Friends I Could Have Missed
written by Dellinda Ebeling

It’s amazing the number of great people in my life I would never have met if not for handbells. So said a posting on Facebook today. Ok, it read “music”, but I substituted “handbells” because this is a handbell website after all. Moreover, I’ve been around and involved in music my entire life; and music has become a significant part of my life and a serious avocation for the past three years. So I devote this time and space to gratitude for some of the people and things in my life.

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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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Handbell Notation Conference

Join us following National Seminar 2016 in Rochester, New York to assist in updating the Handbell Musicians of America Handbell Notation Guide. All Handbell Musicians of America members are invited to attend or submit a proposed change/update for consideration.

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Hey, Mr. Postman! National Address Update Reminder

Please send national payments including membership renewal, contributions, event registration payments, invoice payments, etc. should go to the following address:

Handbell Musicians of America
PO Box 145400
Mail Location 521
Cincinnati, OH 45250

All national general correspondence that does not include a check payment should be sent to:

Handbell Musicians of America
201 E. Fifth Street
Suite 1900-1025
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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

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