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Area 12

Serving California, Nevada, and Hawaii


  • South County Community Handbell Choir at the Casa

    December 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Casa Romantica 415 Ave Granada, San Clemente 92672

    Come listen to Christmas music while strolling through the beautiful Casa Romantica in San Clemente.

    For more info: South County Community Handbell Ensemble

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  • A Bell Noel

    December 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Our Savior's Lutheran Church 200 Ave San Pablo, San Clemente, CA 92672

    Come listen to South County Community Handbell Choir ring in the season.

    Info available at the South County Community Handbell Choir website.

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Recent News

Bell Table Talk – Fall 2021 and beyond

  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,...

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One And Then Some – Post Event

Post Event Did you miss it? Well, the beauty of these online events is that we do have the opportunity to share them a bit longer than the actual date. So here's your chance - If you were unable to attend on the day of the event, you may view the stream of the event...

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Join Us in 2022 in Las Vegas!

Red, White & Bells - July 2-5, 2022 We are excited to invite you to join us at the Area 12 conference in Las Vegas, NV in July 2022, which will be held on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).  To kick things off we'll have Youth Conference and...

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Area 12 Election Results

Thanks to all the candidate for their willingness to serve Area 12. We have our election results and they are: Marci Nuoffer Chair-Elect Carol Pickford Secretary Helena Broadbent Treasurer  ...

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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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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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