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.

Hoops & Handbells

Are you ready to stand center court?
Don’t delay. Register today!

Spring Ring 2018

Two Dates & Two Great Locations
Get all of the details and register online today!

Summit 2018

It is everything you could want and all with some true Texas hospitality.
Online registration now open!

Upcoming Events

Getting Social


Recent News

Looking Back to Look Forward

This article written by Linda Rutherford, Area 9 Treasurer Happy New Year! We made it through the Christmas season, and I hope yours was happy and peaceful in spite of all the services and events during that time of the year. I spent Christmas with relatives in San...

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Call for Submissions for Summit 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 10, 2018 The Area 9 board of directors is seeking submissions from those interested in sharing their talents and expertise at our biennial event. The event is scheduled for June 8-10, 2018 at the Mesquite Convention Center in...

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Trying to Anticipate the Unexpected

This article written by Andrew Dugan, Area 9 Membership Chair As I am writing this article, I am sitting on pins and needles awaiting the next installment of Star Wars (cue the music), and of course, the cable channels are all running the previous episodes of the...

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Ready to Get Involved? Area 9 Needs You!

Your Area 9 board has been hard at work planning and offering events and opportunities for ringing throughout Oklahoma and Texas, but we need YOUR help too! Are you ready to step forward? We are looking for people with a heart for handbells and with some time to...

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Time to Write My “Christmas Letter”

This article written by Patty Highland, Area 9 Chair As December rolls around, I find myself in the midst of concerts, worship services, and events celebrating the season. I also find myself frantically trying to write that yearly “Christmas Letter” to send to friends...

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Featured Education Benefit

Did you know that your membership gives you access to scholarships to both Area 9 and national events? You can get all the details and apply online 24/7. What are you waiting for? APPLY TODAY

PS – We have scholarships for youth ringers too. Help spread the word!