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.

Summit 2020

A handbell event for soloists to large choirs – what a sweet treat in the heart of Texas!

Spring Ring

Four locations, three pieces of music, and two registration optios all equal one amazing day of making music with friends.

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Reaching for Bronze

Reaching for Bronze: An Event for Intermediate Handbell Musicians Aspiring to Become Bronze-Level Ringers. February 28-March 1, 2020 • New Bern, North Carolina Have you wanted to apply for Distinctly Bronze but worry you are not yet at the skill level to be accepted? ...

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Special Instruments for Special People

This article written by Cathy Taylor, Area 9 West Texas Representative If you are reading this article, you are probably a person who loves handbells. We love to ring, to direct, to listen to amazing groups, and to rehearse with our groups. There are so...

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Agile Development and the Handbell Musician

This article written by Mark Arnold, Area 9 North Texas Representative Like many handbell musicians, I have a day job that pays the bills and has other rewards. In my case, it’s software development. It sometimes feels like a totally different world from my musical...

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