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Area 12

Serving California, Nevada, and Hawaii

Calendar

  • Redding Handbell Festival

    October 5, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
    CrossPointe Community Church, 2960 Hartnell Ave, Redding, CA 96002, USA

    8:45 a.m Opening bell and concludes with a concert at 4:30 p.m.

    Join handbell choirs from California, Nevada, and Oregon for a day of massed ringing, bell classes and a final concert. Massed director will be Barbara Meinke. Registration fee is $35.00 per ringer. Contact: Nancy Schmitt 530-275-4770 for more information, or click here for Registration Forms.

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  • Redding Handbell Festival Concert

    October 5, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    CrossPointe Community Church, 2960 Hartnell Ave, Redding, CA 96002, USA

    Handbell choirs from California, Nevada and Oregon will come together at the end of the Redding Handbell Festival to present a variety of musical selections in concert. Guest conductor is Barbara Meinke.

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  • Pasadena Fall Fun Ring!

    October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019 @ 
    Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

    Please join us for this fun-filled two-day workshop and festival featuring the artists of Timbré as conductors and clinicians. Classes and massed ringing will be followed by a public concert in the sanctuary of the historic Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

    More information, including registration forms can be found here PasadenaFFR.pdf
    Or via the Pasadena Arts Foundation website at pasadenaartsfoundation.com/festival 
     

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  • Pasadena Fall Fun Ring!

    October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019 @ 
    Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

    Please join us for this fun-filled two-day workshop and festival featuring the artists of Timbré as conductors and clinicians. Classes and massed ringing will be followed by a public concert in the sanctuary of the historic Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

    More information, including registration forms can be found here PasadenaFFR.pdf
    Or via the Pasadena Arts Foundation website at pasadenaartsfoundation.com/festival 
     

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Recent News

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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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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