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Save the Date – Summit 2022

Save the Date! Area 9 Summit 2022 is scheduled for June 17-18, 2022. Stay tuned to our website and social media for more details to come!

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Area 9 Scholarships for 2021 HMA National Seminar

Handbell Musicians of America’s National Seminar offers a wealth of musical experiences, whether you’re a ringer, a director, or a composer. It provides a unique opportunity to meet fellow handbell musicians and develop life-long friendships with those that share your...

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Ringing Beyond the Music

by Lee Hinson Oklahoma Representative   Very early in my college music training, I was taught that while every instrumentalist and vocalist had their means of making music, the conductor's "instrument" was the ensemble they were directing. The conductor...

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How Can We Help?

By Venita MacGorman, Area 9 Education Chair Your new Board of Directors asks you “How can we help?” What new things would you like to learn? These are unusual times, to say the least! Many of us are ringing in new configurations or away from tables altogether. Would...

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Ruth Seiwell, In Memoriam

On Sunday, August 23, Area 9 lost one of its best: Ruth Seiwell. Ruth was the current Past Chair of the Area 9 board. Ruth has served on the board since 2006 in various roles: Membership Chair, Treasurer, Chair-elect, Chair, and Past Chair. Her knowledge of Area 9...

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