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Area 12

Serving California, Nevada, and Hawaii


  • Bell Jam & Waffles

    September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    200 De Spain Ln, Reno, NV 89511, USA

    Start handbell season off right! Join Tintab for a workshop and brunch social. Are you a musician who’s curious what this handbell thing is all about? A “bell-a-holic” who just can’t wait to come back from summer break? This short workshop offers plenty of hands-on experience and refreshers in ringing how-tos as well as a chance to read through some exciting bell music. 

    Come for the whole day, or just drop in for a session. Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 200 De Spain Lane, Reno 89511. Morning session starts at 10 AM, afternoon session starts at 1PM.

    Go to tintabulations.com or Follow this link to RSVP. For questions or more information, contact us at Tintabulations@gmail.com.

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  • Bell Jubilee

    September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 33501 Stonehill Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA

    South County Community Handbell Choirs invite you to kick start your ringing season at this half day workshop.

    For more information, please check out the event flyer here -  Bell-Jubilee-flyer.pdf

    Or find us online at - schandbell.org/events

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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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