Spring Rings Announced

Area 9 is thrilled to announce the return of one of our most popular ringing events – Spring Ring! We have fun repertoire, wonderful facilities, and online registration. To learn more about this fun event, please visit the Spring Ring 2017 page for all of the details....

Score Study – It’s Not Just for Directors!

This article written by Marci Corey, Area 9 Treasurer Each semester when I pick music for the various handbell groups I direct I spend some time studying the scores before presenting the music at a rehearsal. Score study is, in my opinion, a necessity for directors,...

An Important Note from AGEHR Publishing

We have discovered some errors in the 2-3 octave version of Karen Thompson’s “Acclamation in G Minor,” AG23046. We are offering a free download of page 6 in the 2-3 octave version on our website E Press which will correct these errors and allow...

The Friends I Could Have Missed

This article written by Dellinda Ebeling, Texas Representative It’s amazing the number of great people in my life I would never have met if not for handbells! So said a posting on Facebook today. Ok, it read “music;” but I substituted “handbells” because this is a...

Instrumental Therapy

This article was written by Ruth Seiwell, Area 9 Chair Handbells are a musical instrument. Handbells are cast of bronze. Handbells often mean working with an ensemble. Are handbells a sanctuary? What are handbells to you? Consider ringing handbells as your sanctuary;...