• 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 […]

  • Trinity Episcopal Chime Loan Update

    This article written by Laura Hyatt of Trinity Episcopal Church. Trinity Episcopal was a grateful recipient of the chime loan program for the 2016-17 school year. The chimes were used by the 4th-8th grade school choir and 5th-6th grade general music classes. The approximate number of children using the handchimes would be fifty. We used […]

  • Area 9 Chimes at Work!

    Thanks to you – our members – for spreading the work, Area 9 has loaned both of the three-octave sets of handchimes to educational organizations for the 2017-2018 school year! Jill Weyer, an experienced Texas-educator, has received one set of chimes for her program at Zion Music School in El Paso, Texas. Sherryl Pond, veteran […]

  • A Brand New Event!

    Progressive Ring is a new and different kind of one-day workshop. Your day will start with a review of handbell techniques. You will gradually progress through more difficult concepts like triplets and syncopation. Your day will culminate with a surprise challenge. All of your music and class notes will be provided to you the day […]