Fertilizing Your Local Handbell Community

This article written by Kari Daelke, Area 9 At-Large Board Member Spring has sprung! Beautiful wildflowers are appearing along roadways, trees are leafing out, and flowering trees are showing their pink and white blossoms. They are a joy to behold; and if you think...

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...

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...

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...

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...