The following materials are available to all Area 8 members and their choirs to be checked out. There is no rental, we just ask that you pay postage both ways and a small packaging charge. We hope that these materials will be another area of assistance for you and your Handbell Choir. Materials should be returned within two weeks unless other arrangements are made or instructions given. Click HERE for a printable list.
Send requests to Beth Ann.

Advanced Solo Ringing and Handbell Techniques  -Demonstration by Erin Downey.

Alive! – Featuring the Echo Handbell Ringers under the direction of Katsumi Kodama.

Area ll Massed Ringing 1991 – Wayne, NJ.  Bill Goff and Dick Frey, organist.  Howard Moser and Hart Morris conducting.

Area VIII Massed Ringing 1992 – St. Joseph, MO.  David Davidson conducting.

Area VIII Massed Ringing 1994 – Cedar Rapids, IA.  Hart and Marty Morris conducting.

Bell Basics – David Weck and Susan Berry walk us through ringing skill demonstrations.  An excellent tape for the beginning ringer or director

Bell Lore – Ellen Jane Lorenz. Historical bell facts. (1986)

Celebration: The Story of Handbells – (35 mm film strip with cassette)

Christine Anderson  in Concert – Solo ringing concert.

Developing Skills for Solo and Ensemble Ringing – Jessup and Calkins.

Facing the Music: Seven minutes that will change the way you think about copyright laws – Produced by the Church Music Publishers Association, this short video gives clear information about copyright laws in an entertaining format.

Intro to a Handbell Festival – Produced by AGEHR, Inc.  This video provides a glimpse of what a handbell festival is all about.

Masteringers Festival, 1988 – Allentown, PA.  Filmed by PBS, massed ringing and solo concerts, plus commentary on techniques and history of handbells.

Music Makes the Difference: Action Kit for Music Education – National Coalition for Music Education.  Complete with booklets and two videos, this kit will assist the music educator with supportive material for the arts in education.

Ring of Fire – Videotaped at the United Church of Christ in Claremont, California.  This tape will bring you to their May 2000 concert when they played 12 of their most popular songs.

Songs for the Solo Ringer – Instructional  David Weck and Christine Anderson.  Video with accompanying music text.

Songs for the Solo Ringer – Christine Anderson in concert.

Sound Advice from Malmark –  Care for your Malmark Handbells.

Tinkling Handbells – A CBS/Sony Inc. video production featuring the Echo Handbell Ringers, Katsumi Kodama conducting. Produced in Japan in 1987, this video, visually blended with pictorial settings of European culture and countryside is a new experience in visual handbell performance.

Woodson Handbell Choir – Demonstration of program for special ringers. Ring of Fire

Tempo Setter Videos – Interviews of prominent handbell folk throughout handbell history:Don Allured, Elizabeth Bradford, Andrew Flanagan, Everett Jay Hilty, Robert Ivy, Mary Kettlehut, Mary McCleary, Jake Malta, Willard Markey, Ellen Jane Lorenz, Scott Parry, Marvin Reecher, James Salzwedel, Doris Watson