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.

Spring Ring

Enjoy a day of ringing music under one of Area 9’s enthusiastic conductors. Attend by yourself or with your whole choir – everyone is welcome!

Chime Loan Program

Learn more about Area 9’s Chime Loan Program to get three-octaves of handchimes in your classroom for the 2019-2020 school year. The application is easy to complete online. What are you waiting for?

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National Seminar Scholarship

Learn more about Area 9’s scholarship to help you attend National Seminar in St. Louis, MO. The only thing easier than qualifying? The application!

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Recent News

The Community Table

This article written by Russell Miller, Area 9 Secretary For thirty plus years I was a church music director, directing handbell choirs as well as other musical ensembles. In that role, I saw the exceptional value of bell choirs as legitimate musical entities as parts...

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Small Numbers – Big Sound – Great Ministry

This article written by Ruth Seiwell, Area 9 Past Chair I love and enjoy watching, ringing in, or listening to a full five to seven-octave handbell ensemble. However, it is not always possible to have the luxury of enough people to ring a full set of bells. Our church...

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Passionate & Radical…About Handbells?!?!

This article written by Dellinda Ebeling, Area 9 Chair-Elect You meet someone new, the small talk begins, and you’re asked that question...”So what do you do for fun?” And maybe one of your first answers is, “I ring handbells.” That now familiar moment of silence...

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Social Media for the anti-Social(media)

This article written by Chris Burton, Area 9 Treasurer I know, I know. You’re a handbell director, so your focus is on the music: the phrasing, the technique, the notes. Then there’s the program, the concert theme, the logistics. Is it a full job right? So who has...

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2016-2018 Financial Update

The 2016-2018 financial report for Handbell Musicians of America Area 9 is available below. Handbell Musicians of America Area 9 is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) operated under the corporation laws of the State of Texas. If you have any questions about the Area’s...

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