Welcome to Area 9

Uniting people in Oklahoma and Texas to create a diverse community in which handbell musicians of all skill levels realize their full potential through a musically respected art form.

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Upcoming Events

  • Rise Up & RIng - Summit 2024!
  • Fall Fanfare Texas - College Station
  • Fall Fanfare Oklahoma - Norman

Recent News

Seeking Nominations for Area 9 Board Members

Are you a handbell enthusiast who also wants to promote the art of handbell ringing? Do you have non-musical skills that would benefit a volunteer board? (Planning, organizing, leading, advocating, cajoling, etc.) Are you able to devote a few hours a month to help...

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Spring Ring Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for both 2024 Spring Ring events - Central Texas in Austin with Beth Judd and Oklahoma in Tulsa with Hart Morris. More info and repertiore can be found on our Spring Ring page!

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Rise up and Ring – Summit 2024

Save the date and get started on the music - Area 9 presents Summit 2024 "Rise Up & Ring" with clinician Matthew Compton, June 21 - 22 in Edmond, OK.  Repertiore for the event is: Massed Hashivenu (Rise Up and Sing) arr. Austin Level 2 (3-6 oct bells; opt 3-5 oct...

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Spring Ring 2024 – Clinicians and Repertoire

HMA Area 9 is delighted to announce two fantastic clinicians for our March 2024 Spring Ring events!  The Oklahoma Spring Ring in Tulsa will feature clinician Hart Morris, while the Central Texas Spring Ring in Austin welcomes Beth Judd. More information and repertoire...

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Fall Fanfare Update

Good news and bad news regarding the Fall Fanfare events. The bad news: unfortunately, the 9/23 event in Norman is cancelled.  The good news: the Houston event went well! Many thanks to the faculty and participants in Houston and our friends in the GHHA for a...

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