June/July 2018 Ringing News
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Chimes to Loan
Each year, Area 9 loans two sets of handchimes to educators or special program directors in Oklahoma and Texas for use in their schools or facilities. With a simple application and no membership requirement, this program allows more children and more special needs citizens to experience the joys of music…for free! READ MORE
Do you ever wonder how Area 9 programs impact the non-ringing citizens of Oklahoma and Texas? We have two updates from the recipients of the 2017-2018 Chime Loan Program – from one program that inspired a seasoned music program to purchase handbells to another program that included handchimes in its inaugural year. READ MORE
Featured Education Tool
Do you want to learn something new as a handbell musician? Do you enjoy the comfort of your couch? The Virtual Bell Academy is the perfect resource for you! With new classes coming for fall 2018 and a vibrant catalog of recorded classes, there is something for everyone. READ MORE
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Featured Membership Benefit
We all know one of the hardest parts of leading a handbell program in a church is recruiting and retaining ringers. Gail Kiley provides simple strategies for recruiting ringers and keeping them ringing as the keys to a thriving handbell program. LEARN MORE
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