Trying to Anticipate the Unexpected

This article written by Andrew Dugan, Area 9 Membership Chair As I am writing this article, I am sitting on pins and needles awaiting the next installment of Star Wars (cue the music), and of course, the cable channels are all running the previous episodes of the...

Out of the Box

This article written by Amy Haller, Area 9 Texas Representative (South) As I sit staring at a blank page, I keep hearing the phrase “out of the box” in my head. Writing is most definitely “out of the box” for me. There is a reason that I did math and science in...

You Can Do It!

This article written by Jill Fite, Area 9 Education Chair My perspective is one of smallness. I live in a small town and attend a small church with a small membership from which to draw ringers. If you are in this situation, take heart. It is still possible to have a...

Is there Psychology in Handbell Ringing?

This article written by Josh Fitzgerald, Area 9 Secretary I recently attended a week-long course related to my small (non-music) business. The course was designed to teach all areas of a single content; but of course, in reality, the lessons required further...

Give Yourself Permission

This article written by Andrew Dugan, Area 9 Membership Chair As we conclude another harried holiday season, I want to encourage you to stop and take a moment to pause and reflect on the good, the bad, and, sometimes, the ugly that has happened over the past 366 days....