• 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 Antonio. My cousin and I were talking […]

  • 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 Mesquite, Texas. See complete details and application forms below: Faculty/Class Submissions Those […]

  • 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 legacy. I just happened upon Star Wars: The […]

  • 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 volunteer. Here are some ways you can […]

  • 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 and family. As I consider this (and try to carve out […]

  • Resignation of Wilson Van Tine, Chair

    Area 9 Board has regretfully accepted the resignation of the Wilson Van Tine, Board Chair, effective immediately. Wilson has served on the Board for the past eleven years in many positions, both elected and appointed. He has given much to Area 9, to Handbell Musicians of America nationally, and to the art form of handbell […]