Handbells – It’s a Family Affair

This article written by Patty Highland, Area 9 Chair-Elect While ringing or directing handbells for over 35 years, I have discovered the joy of the “Handbell Family” – that group of ringers in the ensemble that you work with, laugh with, share with, and experience the...

College Ring-In Experience – Dlaine Miley

This article was written by Dlaine Miley, 2017 College Ring-In Scholarship Recipient. Handbells have been a part of my life as long as I can remember, from kids choir at church all the way to college and the Baylor Bronze. Rehearsals and performances have been a...

From the Beginning

This article was written by Stevie Berryman, Artistic Director of Houston Chamber Ringers Let’s start at the beginning. For the last few centuries, the very first toy given to an infant has been: a rattle. Or, as I like to call it, a pre-bell. From the time we can...

Missions in Music – Jamaica Edition

  This article was written by Venita MacGorman, Area 9 Education Chair Photos courtesy Marci Corey, Area 9 Treasurer I was part of a fourteen person volunteer team that visited Westmoreland, Jamaica, with one goal – teach music reading to adults and children in the...