• 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 […]

  • Call for Submissions for Summit 2018

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE is February 1, 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 submitting […]

  • Truly

    Originally published by Barbara Meinke, Area 12 Communications Director, in the The Twelfth Tone [Editor’s Note: Please note that portions of this article have been updated to reflect the contacts of Area 9 instead of Area 12. Those portions have been reflected in brackets or with an ellipsis.] My job on the Area 12 board […]

  • 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 […]