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.

Bring the Ring!

With technique and rhythm tips and tricks sprinkled throughout, Bring the Ring will be more than just a reading session. All of the music, instruments, and equipment needed will be waiting for you. All you have to do is bring the ring!

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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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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Rehearsal Procedures that Work

This article written by Kerry Johnston, North Carolina State Chair, for Area 3's Bell-O-Gram May 2019 edition. You can see the original article and much more at area3.handbellmusicians.org We all have our own ways to do things. If you are like me, you tend to get into...

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Children, Bells, and Church

This article written by Debra LeBrun, Virginia State Chair, for Area 3's Bell-O-Gram May 2019 edition. You can see the original article and much more at area3.handbellmusicians.org All of us who are involved in church music know that it has become increasingly...

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