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Through MemberChats and MemberNotes, we bring you insightful articles and informative, live chats with the movers and shakers of the handbell art form. If you have ideas for a future MemberNote or MemberChat, contact our Regional Membership Coordinators at membership@handbellmusicians.org.

Here you will find our archive of past MemberNotes and MemberChats.

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MEMBERNOTES

FEBRUARY 2015
Nick Hanson: The Value of Success in Today’s Youth Handbell Ensembles

APRIL 2015
Stevie Berryman: Defining a New Ensemble’s Point of View

AUGUST 2015
Kathryn Aspenwall: Connections: Beginning a New Year

OCTOBER 2015
John Behnke: Tips for new composers of handbell music and what publishers look for when selecting pieces

DECEMBER 2015
The story behind Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych’s “Carol of the Bells”

JANUARY 2016
Ivan Boothe: Virtual Handbells: Using Social Media and the Web

MARCH 2016
Sandy Mullaney: More than Just Ringing – Supporting People and Communities

JULY 2016
Marlene Anderson: Overcoming the Inevitable Speed Bumps in the Life of a Handbell Ensemble

AUGUST 2016
Michael J. Glasgow: Commissioning Insights: Thoughts for Composers and Clients

DECEMBER 2016
Derek Nance: Using YouTube Effectively

APRIL 2017
Libbie Randels: Working with Snowbirds

AUGUST 2017
Susan Galloway: Handbells and Handchimes in Schools in Western Canada

MEMBERCHATS

JANUARY 2015
Barbara Brocker: Bell Trees

MARCH 2015
Ed Rollins: Chat with the President

MAY 2015
Cara Davis: Malmark Handbell Maintenance

JUNE 2015
Monica McGowan: Schulmerich Handbell Maintenance

SEPTEMBER 2015
Kathleen Wissinger: Handbells and Handchimes in Schools

NOVEMBER 2015
P.L. Grove: Transforming Your Community Ensemble–How Challenges Bring New Opportunities

FEBRUARY 2016
Margi Zearley: Working with Kids and Loving It (In spite of yourself)

APRIL 2016
Bill Mathis: Handbells in Worship

OCTOBER 2016
Beth Judd: Efficient and Effective Rehearsals

JANUARY 2017
Rob Meyer-Kukan: Common Handbell Injuries, Concerns, and Complaints

MARCH 2017
Due to technical difficulties, there is no video archive of the March MemberChat

MAY 2017
Ringing the National Anthem at Sporting Events