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Area 12

Serving California, Nevada, and Hawaii


  • Wide World of Handbells

    April 28, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 33501 Stonehill Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA

    Come explore the Wide World of Handbells as we Span the Globe and look for the Thrill of Victory and the agony of defeat in handbell music.

    South County Community Handbell Choirs

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  • LA Bronze In Concert

    April 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91606, USA

    LA Bronze under the direction of Alex Guebert present their 2019 concert repertoire.


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Recent News

Call for Instructors – Vegas 2020

Do you have a class you are just itching to teach at the Area 12 Conference in 2020? We have so many talented people in Area 12 (and beyond!) and we want to give you all the chance to apply to teach at our conference!

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Join us in Las Vegas in 2020

Save the date to join us in Las Vegas for the Area 12 conference July 3-5, 2020! Featuring Stevie Berryman, clinician, and including massed ringing, classes, and conference choir. There will also be a youth conference featuring Barb Walsh, clinician.

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Composers Wanted! Area 12 Contest Ends February 28

The Handbell Musicians of America Area 12 Composition Contest strives to expand the handbell repertoire with interesting and accessible compositions, while providing a tool for learning and enjoyment at the Area's biennial conference. The winning composition will be...

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Area 12 Election Results Are In!

Thank you to everyone who voted in this year's Area 12 election! We are pleased to congratulate and welcome new Executive Board members - Chair-Elect Kendra Scott, Secretary Michele Meenk, and Treasurer Helena Broadbent. These newly elected board members join Chair...

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Area 12 Mourns the Loss of Mel Tully

It is with deep sadness that Area 12 shares the news of the passing of Mel Tully. Mel was a Past Chair of Area 12, and has served on the Area 12 Board for many years in other roles as well, including most recently as Vendor Liaison. His store, WestCoast Handbell...

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Tintabulations Represents

Barb Cote shares her experience performing with Tintabulations at the International Handbell Symposium in Vancouver this past summer.

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