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Ringing Beyond the Music

by Lee Hinson Oklahoma Representative   Very early in my college music training, I was taught that while every instrumentalist and vocalist had their means of making music, the conductor's "instrument" was the ensemble they were directing. The conductor...

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How Can We Help?

By Venita MacGorman, Area 9 Education Chair Your new Board of Directors asks you “How can we help?” What new things would you like to learn? These are unusual times, to say the least! Many of us are ringing in new configurations or away from tables altogether. Would...

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Ruth Seiwell, In Memoriam

On Sunday, August 23, Area 9 lost one of its best: Ruth Seiwell. Ruth was the current Past Chair of the Area 9 board. Ruth has served on the board since 2006 in various roles: Membership Chair, Treasurer, Chair-elect, Chair, and Past Chair. Her knowledge of Area 9...

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Memorable Ringing Experiences

Compiled by Patty Highland, chair In this time pandemic quarantine, and scaled back ringing experiences, some Area 9 board members want to share some of our favorite or most memorable ringing experiences. We hope these remembrances will help you think back through...

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