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I hope you are enjoying the new online version of Overtones as well as the rest of the members-only resources on our website.

I hope you are enjoying the new online version of Overtones as well as the rest of the members-only resources on our website.

 

Bring a Friend
The spring festival season is gearing up, so you can probably find a handbell event near you. Why not bring a friend?

The spring festival season is gearing up, so you can probably find a handbell event near you. Why not bring a friend?

 

Moving to the Next Level
I love a challenge! When I came up with the idea to be a triathlete, I had never seriously competed as a swimmer, a runner, or a biker. The first time I tried to swim a lap in the pool, I made it to the other side of the pool and stopped, hoping I could [...]

I love a challenge! When I came up with the idea to be a triathlete, I had never seriously competed as a swimmer, a runner, or a biker. The first time I tried to swim a lap in the pool, I made it to the other side of the pool and stopped, hoping I could [...]

 

Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2016
In this issue, we provide our annual financial report. This report covers our Fiscal Year 2016, which includes October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. Following are highlights and more in-depth explanation of some line items.

In this issue, we provide our annual financial report. This report covers our Fiscal Year 2016, which includes October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. Following are highlights and more in-depth explanation of some line items.

 

Are there handbells in Hawaii?
Building children’s community handbell program in a low-income district in Hawaii

I have learned to be careful with whom you share an idea. And if you do share that idea, be ready when it comes around faster than you think! This all started with a thought for the future, and sharing it with the right person. What it has turned into is absolutely mind-blowing!

 

Heard from the Trenches – Part 2
What is the biggest issue facing your handbell ministry?

In the previous “Handbells in Worship” column, we looked at some common issues that tend to arise sooner or later for most everyone who works in church music. While each person’s situation is unique, some experiences are common to most everyone. We examined issues pertaining to the church, budgeting, members of the ringing ministry, and [...]

 

We’re in the Money
Tried and true fundraising ideas

Ah, handbells—so much fun to play, so expensive to have! Even if your program is sponsored by an organization like a church or school, you likely still need to find ways to pay for “special” things such as chimes or additional bells or conference registration fees. And if you’re a community group, you need to [...]

 

It’s All About the Stuff

 

Bells of Pure Joy!
For 3 octaves of Handbells

For 3 octaves of Handbells

 

Distinctly New Experience
A first-timer’s perspective on Distinctly Bronze

Distinctly Bronze remains the Guild’s premier performance event for advanced ringers, attracting musicians who have regularly attended the event since its inception. While it is popular among longtime attendees, it continues to draw first-timers on an annual basis. Recently, Barbara Meinke, editor of Area 12’s Twelfth Tone newsletter attended attended her 11th Distinctly Bronze event. [...]

 

No Bells? Visualize.
Practicing bells through visualization

It was the summer of 2013. I was panicking. I had just received a packet of some of the hardest music I had ever seen in the mail, and in only a few weeks I would have to fly to Raleigh, North Carolina to perform it for Dr. Payne, the Raleigh Ringers, and many of [...]

 

Chiming In

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I hope you are enjoying the new online version of Overtones as well as the rest of the members-only resources on our website.


Membership Matters

Bring a Friend
The spring festival season is gearing up, so you can probably find a handbell event near you. Why not bring a friend?


From the President's Pen

Moving to the Next Level
I love a challenge! When I came up with the idea to be a triathlete, I had never seriously competed as a swimmer, a runner, or a biker. The first time I tried to swim a lap in the pool, I made it to the other side of the pool and stopped, hoping I could [...]


Executive Notes

Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2016
In this issue, we provide our annual financial report. This report covers our Fiscal Year 2016, which includes October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. Following are highlights and more in-depth explanation of some line items.


Handbells in Education

Are there handbells in Hawaii?
Building children’s community handbell program in a low-income district in Hawaii


Handbells in Worship

Heard from the Trenches – Part 2
What is the biggest issue facing your handbell ministry?


Community Connections

We’re in the Money
Tried and true fundraising ideas


Handbell Musicians Roundtable

It’s All About the Stuff


Tips & Tools

Bells of Pure Joy!
For 3 octaves of Handbells


Feature

Distinctly New Experience
A first-timer’s perspective on Distinctly Bronze


Tips & Tools

No Bells? Visualize.
Practicing bells through visualization