• Kristopher Jon Anthony Memorial Scholarship Winner 2017 – Amanda Thompson

    This article written by Amanda Thompson, 2017 The Kristopher Jon Anthony Memorial Scholarship Recipient Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar 2017 created an intense learning experience smashed into five busy days. Stepping into the beautiful resort hotel’s atrium, I was both excited and nervous. I arrived only knowing one person. I am normally a very […]

  • Peace & Reflection

    This article written by Ruth Seiwell, Area 9 Past Chair Wow! The end of August and the beginning of September have been weeks we will not soon forget. A large part of Area 9 has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Now our friends in Florida, Georgia, and along the east coast are dealing with Hurricane […]

  • Hurricane Harvey Handbell Havoc Help!

    The real work for Hurricane Harvey is just now beginning for many friends, families, businesses, and community groups in Houston. Our friends over at Houston Chamber Ringers are helping to make the recovery period a little shorter for those with handbells/handchimes damaged from the storm. Houston Chamber Ringers and their team of volunteers are ready […]

  • Out of the Box

    This article written by Amy Haller, Area 9 Texas Representative (South) As I sit staring at a blank page, I keep hearing the phrase “out of the box” in my head. Writing is most definitely “out of the box” for me. There is a reason that I did math and science in college, and my […]

  • Briargrove Elementary Chime Loan Update

    This article written by Bill Nave of Briargrove Elementary Briargrove Elementary wants to thank Area 9 for the use of the set of choir chimes for this past school year. Briargrove is a school in the Galleria area of Houston with about 860 students kindergarten through 5th grade. The chimes were played by the students […]

  • El Sistema Chime Loan Update

    This article written by Lani Garner of El Sistema Oklahoma City El Sistema OKC is a unique after-school music program that serves over 250 underserved public school children in the heart of Oklahoma City. Students receive an orchestra instrument and music instruction five days a week and participate in one of three orchestras: Nueva, our […]