Welcome to
Area 12

Serving California, Nevada, and Hawaii

Calendar

  • LA Metro Happy Hour

    November 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Zoom Meeting

    Directors and ringers are welcome (even if you're not from LA Metro area!) to get together to talk about what everyone is up to and any hurdles or challenges you're experiencing in the current Covid environment, as well as what LA Metro can do to support you.

    Meeting Details:
    Zoom Meeting Link
    Meeting ID: 831 8413 4194
    Passcode: 363362

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  • Bell Table Talk

    November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Zoom Meeting

    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. 

    Additional dates, and topic updates will be added, so be sure to check back for the latest information.

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

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

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

    We look forward to talking with you soon!

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  • Christmas Handbells - Virtual Massed Ring

    November 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Virtual Event -

    You are invited to participate in the LA Metro Christmas Handbells — Virtual Massed Ring Event. 

    The Event consists of a half-day Virtual Massed Ring (workshop) on Saturday, November 21, 2020, and a Watch Party on Sunday, December 6, 2020. 

    The end result of this event will be virtual handbell ensemble videos of two Christmas pieces that can be played at the participant’s places of worship during the Advent or Christmas seasons. The videos will also be used in the Pasadena Symphony’s virtual Christmas program, Home for the Holidays. You do not need to be in the LA Metro Region of Handbell Musicians of America to participate.

    Our clinician is Alex Guebert, whose thoughtful direction brings out the very best in the music and the handbell musicians. 

    For all of the details and info you'll need, as well as to register to participate, please check out our event web page: area12.handbellmusicians.org/christmas-handbells/

    This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America

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  • Bell Table Talk

    November 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Zoom Meeting

    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. 

    Additional dates, and topic updates will be added, so be sure to check back for the latest information.

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

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

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

    We look forward to talking with you soon!

    See more details

Recent News

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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Bell Table Talk

Bell Table Talk with Area 12  We're excited to announce a new 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 anyone else who would like to...

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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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