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

  • Virtual Directors Roundtable
  • Fall Fanfare!

Recent News

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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Fall Fanfare Houston – location change!

Due to air conditioning issues, the Houston Fall Fanfare location has been changed to Epiphany of the Lord Catholic School, 1530 Norwalk Dr, Katy, TX 77450.  We apologize for any inconvence and thank our friends at Epiphany for their hospitality!...

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Fall Fanfare

Fall Fanfare registration is open!  Don't miss this opportinity to kick off your ringing season with technique classes, reading sessions, and a dedicated "Rookie RInger" track for new ringers. https://area9.handbellmusicians.org/fall-fanfare/

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Virtual Directors’ Roundtable

Join our own Stephanie Rhoades for a Virtual Round Table discussion covering a variety of issues related to directing a handbell ensemble (church, community, or school) on Thursday, August 17 from 11 am - 12:30 pm (CDT). Sponsored by Area 9, but open to all. Cost is...

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