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....

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....

Do We Love to Play Bells or Not?

This article written by Paula Barnes, Oklahoma Representative Handbell ringers like to play bells; we like the music. So why are bell players so somber and unexpressive when they play? Most will say they are concentrating, but I suggest it is because we do not...

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;...

I Just Don’t Care

Originally published by Michael J. Glasgow, Area 3 Newsletter Editor, in the Bell-O-Gram How many times has a version of that phrase come out of your mouth? I just don’t care. Musicians are a quirky bunch. We tend to be deeply passionate about our craft, and that...