Area 9 Events
To have your event or concert listed on the Area’s website, please visit area9.handbellmusicians.org today.
October 2017 Ringing News
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Six Locations in Area 9!
Hurricane Harvey Handbell Havoc Help!
The real work for Hurricane Harvey is just now beginning for many friends, families, businesses, and community groups in Houston. Churches, schools, community groups, and other organizations in need of assistance… Learn More Here
A First-Time Attendee
I had never felt more welcomed and a part of a group as I did during Seminar. I may have arrived only knowing one other person, but I left knowing so many more and with invitations to attend other workshops and events. Read More from our 2017 Scholarship Recipient
Save the Date | June 8-10, 2018
Peace & Reflection
Not only have homes been lost, but churches have been flooded, musical instruments lost, and music libraries destroyed. Music is a universal soother, and I hope we can all look to our love of handbells and music in general to soothe wounded souls. Read More Here
Featured Education Tool
Have you ever wondered why one handbell piece is a Level 2 and another is a Level 3-? There is a method behind the madness. Visit www.handbellmusicians.org were you will find a complete explanation of the AGEHR difficulty levels and criteria for determining the level of a particular piece of music. Now you know!
Featured Membership Benefit
Did you know that Area 9 has handchimes that we loan out to school, senior centers, and after school programs? Each school year, we loan two three-octaves sets of chimes to different organizations in Area 9. Currently, the chimes are in use in El Paso, TX and in The Woodlands, TX. Who knows where they’ll end up next year. Maybe in your program! Learn More Here
Are You Ready for the NBA?
Area 9 will be ringing the national anthem for the Mavs in 2018.
Watch our website and social media for the big announcement!