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.

Progressive Ring

Progressive Ring is a new and different kind of one-day workshop designed for individuals and perfect for groups. You’ll get to learn handbell techniques in a stress-free environment.

Spring Ring

Enjoy a day of ringing music under one of Area 9’s enthusiastic conductors. Attendee by yourself or with your whole choir – everyone is welcome!

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Recent News

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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A Single Voice

This article written by Amy Haller, Area 9 Texas Representative (South) I have been thinking a lot lately about language: how it affects our everyday lives, and how it can help or hinder our efforts to communicate with the people around us – friends, family,...

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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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