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.

Spring Ring 2018

Two Dates & Two Great Locations
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Summit 2018

It is everything you could want and all with some true Texas hospitality.
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Recent News

How Does Your Garden Grow?

This article written by Jill Fite, Area 9 Education Chair Growing a garden and directing a handbell choir are very similar activities. Ten years ago, I started both of these things. I had always planted flowers around porches and sidewalks but never had the...

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It’s Time to Vote!

It is time once again to elect our leaders for Area 9 of the Handbell Musicians of America. We will be electing a new Chair-Elect, who will begin serving immediately due to the vacancy in the Chair-Elect position, then continue serving in this position...

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I’m Listening

This article written by Josh Fitzgerald, Area 9 Secretary I think everyone reading this article would agree that music has a profound impact on their life. For some, the love and study of music have developed into a full or part-time vocation and one of life’s major...

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Looking Back to Look Forward

This article written by Linda Rutherford, Area 9 Treasurer Happy New Year! We made it through the Christmas season, and I hope yours was happy and peaceful in spite of all the services and events during that time of the year. I spent Christmas with relatives in San...

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Call for Submissions for Summit 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 10, 2018 The Area 9 board of directors is seeking submissions from those interested in sharing their talents and expertise at our biennial event. The event is scheduled for June 8-10, 2018 at the Mesquite Convention Center in...

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