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.

Summit 2020

A handbell event for soloists to large choirs – what a sweet treat in the heart of Texas!

Spring Ring

Four locations, three pieces of music, and two registration optios all equal one amazing day of making music with friends.

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Knowing Your Mission

This article written by Dellinda Ebiling, Area 9 Chair Elect When looking back on my Christmas ringing experiences, I remember the hours spent with fellow musicians, practicing new music, and laughing with friends. In preparation for a season filled with firsts, I...

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Why Do We Ring?

This article written by Patty Highland, Area 9 Chair It seems like the right season to be asking this, as we are in the midst of holiday preparations, parties, activities, and other good cheer. Why ring and add to the busyness of the season? Take a moment to pause and...

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Reaching for Bronze

Reaching for Bronze: An Event for Intermediate Handbell Musicians Aspiring to Become Bronze-Level Ringers. February 28-March 1, 2020 • New Bern, North Carolina Have you wanted to apply for Distinctly Bronze but worry you are not yet at the skill level to be accepted? ...

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Special Instruments for Special People

This article written by Cathy Taylor, Area 9 West Texas Representative If you are reading this article, you are probably a person who loves handbells. We love to ring, to direct, to listen to amazing groups, and to rehearse with our groups. There are so...

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