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...

Words. Just Words.

This article written by Jeremy Springer, Area 9 Finance Advisor & Communications Chair Words are such a tricky thing. I deal with words on a daily basis as the communications chair for Area 9. I have to find the right words to communicate effectively in an e-mail...

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...

Back to Ringing. Back to Smiling.

This article was written by Patty Highland, Area 9 Secretary Back to Ringing As we approach the end of summer, many of us anticipate with great joy the return to our musical ensembles and to ringing handbells again. I appreciate a summer break, but I always look...