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Rob Meyer-Kukan from the Healthy Musician Institute
common handbell musician injuries, concerns and complaints.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 • 11 am Eastern.
The Nov/Dec 2016 Issue of Overtones is now online
Handbells are a special part of the holidays. People around the world look forward to hearing bells ring in celebration of this season of giving. We know many of you will be giving the gift of music by performing in concerts, church services, and holiday...read more
This Month The Big Ring is Here College Ring-In Returns Members-Only Online Benefits MemberChat with Rob Meyer-Kukan from the Healthy Musicians Institute Music Notes from John Behnke SUBSCRIBE TO E-NOTES National Events GO HERE to find out more about all our national...read more
This Month Distinctly Bronze West Registration Opens Today Big Ring and Beyond! MemberChat with Beth Judd College Ring-In Returns Music Notes from John Behnke SUBSCRIBE TO E-NOTES National Events GO HERE to find out more about all our national events. Please consider...read more
Commissioning Insights: Thoughts for Composers and Clients by Michael J. Glasgow — You’ve been tossing around the idea for some time: I want to commission a piece of music. Maybe it’s just you; maybe it’s a committee at your church or school, tasked with honoring an important milestone or anniversary for a musical ensemble, or a staff member, or the organization itself. One thing you’re sure about: you want to commission a piece of music. Everything else, you’re, well, not-so-sure about.read more
Nominations Sought for Next Honorary Life Award Recipients The Guild’s first Honorary Life Membership Award was given to Frederick Sharpe in 1963 at the eighth National Convention in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Sharp, who was considered the foremost English authority on...read more
Support Handbell Musicians of America through AmazonSmile Handbell Musicians of America We’re excited to announce that Handbell Musicians of America is now an AmazonSmile participant!AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the Guild every time you shop at...read more
January 13-14, 2017 Transfiguration Lutheran Church Bloomington, MN Lee Afdahl – Conducting, Karen Van Wert – Handbell Techniques Complete Level 1 of Handbell Musician Certification in Handbell Techniques and Conducting in Area 7! We will also be...read more
February 23-26 The Resort at the Mountain Welches, Oregon Kathleen Ebling Shaw – Conductor Registration opens Monday, October 17, 11 AM EDT This massed ringing event for advanced handbell musicians offers the unique opportunity to perform on the largest sets of...read more
January 4-7, 2017 Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Dallas, Texas Michael Joy, Conductor Join us January 2017 for our College Ring-In, an event for college students and recent alumni. Three days of ringing under the direction of Michael Joy culminates in a public...read more
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- Gives you opportunities to connect and form life-long friendships with other handbell musicians.
- Provides you with unparalleled access to opportunities for learning from the most innovative, talented and knowledgeable people in the art.
- Makes you an integral part of an organization that is THE principal voice of the handbell/handchime art form and is dedicated to advancing the art through education, community and communication.