Welcome to
Area 12

Serving California, Nevada, and Hawaii

Calendar

  • Bell Table Talk

    March 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join Area 12 to talk about a variety of handbell topics and socialize with members of the Area 12 Board, other Area 12 members, and anyone else who would like to join the conversation. All are welcome!

    Virtual meetups will be held via Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm PT, and the 4th Sunday of the month at 3:00pm PT. 

    We will be using the following Zoom link for all meetings - 

     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84957795583?pwd=cEZPSmV5QmszSGlkc3ZxdWVtSjNiQT09

    Topic for today's meeting - TBD

    If you have any questions or suggestions for bell table topics, please email Tessique Houston, Area 12 Events Director.

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  • Director as Teacher - The Next Step

    March 14, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Zoom Meeting

    Instructors Barbara Walsh and Tessique Houston will continue the concepts covered in the previous Director as Teacher workshop, and will use the same music. Subjects to be covered include Conducting Patterns & Gestures, Audiation, and Rehearsal Planning (including how to teach some bell technique and articulations). Attendance will be capped at 23, with a waiting list if needed.

    All are welcome, even if you did not attend the previous workshop.

    For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage on the Area 12 website.

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  • Bell Table Talk

    March 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join Area 12 to talk about a variety of handbell topics and socialize with members of the Area 12 Board, other Area 12 members, and anyone else who would like to join the conversation. All are welcome!

    Virtual meetups will be held via Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm PT, and the 4th Sunday of the month at 3:00pm PT. 

    We will be using the following Zoom link for all meetings - 

     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84957795583?pwd=cEZPSmV5QmszSGlkc3ZxdWVtSjNiQT09

    Topic for today's meeting - TBD

    If you have any questions or suggestions for bell table topics, please email Tessique Houston, Area 12 Events Director.

    See more details

Recent News

Bell Table Talk – 2021

Bell Table Talk with Area 12  We're excited to continue to offer what has become a successful Area 12 recurring event - Bell Table Talk! Join Area 12 to talk about a variety of handbell topics and socialize with members of the Area 12 Board, other Area 12 members, and...

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Spring 2021 Directors Workshop

Director as Teacher - The Next Step Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm PT  Led by Barbara Walsh and Tessique Houston, via Zoom meeting. $30 for HMA members $40 for non-members $40 for all registrations received after March 7, 2021   Instructors Barbara...

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Christmas Handbells!

Join Us for Christmas Handbells - A Virtual Massed Ring Event and Watch Party! For those of us that love handbells, COVID certainly has put a few barriers, hurdles, fences, and walls in our way to get to ringing handbells So, LA Metro is offering a unique opportunity...

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Director’s Workshop

The Director as Teacher Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 9:30am-1:30pm  Led by Barb Walsh and Tessique Houston, via Zoom meeting. $30 for HMA members $40 for non-members $40 for all registrations received after Sept 5, 2020   In this workshop, instructors Barbara...

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HEA12K Game Winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the games during Handbell Encounters of the Area 12 Kind. We're excited to announce our prize winners! Crossword (65 entries) 1st: Carol Lynn Mizell - handbell beaded pen 2nd: Carlene Ruesenberg - HEA12K mask 3rd: Nikki Evans -...

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Handbell Encounters of the Area 12 Kind

Your Area 12 Board invites you to participate in the first Area 12 Virtual Conference on July 25, 2020. We will be hosting online classes and chatting live with the experts to cover topics relevant to both ringers and directors. This event is FREE and open to all, so...

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Show Your Area 12 Pride!

Order your Area 12 member polo shirt today. Then show your Area 12 pride - Submit photos wearing your #Area12Pride shirt to the Twelfth Tone! Please check the size chart measurements below to ensure you're ordering the best size. Polo shirts are Kelly Green in color...

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Red, White & Bells Conference Update

With great disappointment, we announce that the Area 12 Conference scheduled for July 2-5, 2020 has been postponed until 2022. Our host venue, UNLV, has cancelled all outside group meetings for the summer, as well as on-campus classes for students, in order to keep...

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We Have a Composition Contest Winner!

Area 12 is happy to announce that the winner of our 2019 Composition Contest is Fervent Freedom by Mike Mazzatenta. This winning composition will be published and included in the repertoire list for the 2020 Area 12 Conference in Las Vegas. Congratulations to Mike...

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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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