• Handbells – It’s a Family Affair

    This article written by Patty Highland, Area 9 Chair-Elect While ringing or directing handbells for over 35 years, I have discovered the joy of the “Handbell Family” – that group of ringers in the ensemble that you work with, laugh with, share with, and experience the joy of music-making and performing. I know music ensembles, […]

  • June 2017 Newsletter

    View the news all around Area 9 with the June 2017 edition of Ringing News!

  • Are you a handbell addict?

    This article written by Sandy Milner, Area 9 Oklahoma Representative I was reading through Facebook the other evening and read a post where someone said they were a handbell addict. This got me wondering – Am I a handbell addict? I looked up the definition and found this: “an enthusiastic devotee of a specified thing […]

  • You Can Do It!

    This article written by Jill Fite, Area 9 Education Chair My perspective is one of smallness. I live in a small town and attend a small church with a small membership from which to draw ringers. If you are in this situation, take heart. It is still possible to have a vibrant handbell program. With […]

  • Is there Psychology in Handbell Ringing?

    This article written by Josh Fitzgerald, Area 9 Secretary I recently attended a week-long course related to my small (non-music) business. The course was designed to teach all areas of a single content; but of course, in reality, the lessons required further discussion on how this one business area related to many other areas of […]

  • Travel. Handbells. Love.

    This article written by Linda Rutherford, Area 9 Treasurer Several years ago I read an article about volunteering abroad. Since I love to travel, I thought it would be an interesting way to see and interact in the local area. I inquired about the possibility of working with children and possibly with music. However, I […]