Welcome to Area 9

Uniting people in Oklahoma and Texas to create a diverse community in which handbell musicians of all skill levels realize their full potential through a musically respected art form.

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Recent News

Social Media for the anti-Social(media)

This article written by Chris Burton, Area 9 Treasurer I know, I know. You’re a handbell director, so your focus is on the music: the phrasing, the technique, the notes. Then there’s the program, the concert theme, the logistics. Is it a full job right? So who has...

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2016-2018 Financial Update

The 2016-2018 financial report for Handbell Musicians of America Area 9 is available below. Handbell Musicians of America Area 9 is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) operated under the corporation laws of the State of Texas. If you have any questions about the Area’s...

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We’re All in this Together

This article written by Patty Highland, Area 9 Chair The church where I serve recently welcomed a new pastor. To get to know the church and its ministries/activities, and then to help cast a vision for the future, the pastor led several small groups through an...

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Handchime Success – Woodland Boys Choir

This article written by Sharryl S. Pond, Founder & Artistic Director The Chime Loan Program was exactly what was needed to enhance the teaching of boys in our choirs of the Woodlands Boys Choir and also enhance worship in the church where I serve (which also sponsors...

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