Welcome to Handbell Musicians of America

Uniting people to create a diverse community in which handbell musicians of all skill levels realize their full potential through a musically respected art form.

Feb 27-Mar 1, 2020

New Bern, North Carolina Stephanie Rhoades, Conductor Registration opens Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020

New Bern, North Carolina Monica McGowan, Conductor Registration opens Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Virtual Bell Academy

Participate in engaging and informative courses in Handbell Musicianship from the comfort of your home, office or rehearsal space.

New Music for 2019

View and listen to AGEHR Publishing’s new releases for 2019 on your computer or mobile device.

Become a Sustaining Partner

Upgrade your membership to SUSTAINING PARTNER and play an important role in ensuring the future of Handbell Musicians of America.

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Don’t miss our next
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Practicing at Home

Saturday, August 31, 2019
3:00 p.m. Eastern.

DETAILS HERE


National Board Chats

Beginning in 2019, we are offering quarterly webinars giving members the opportunity to connect directly with national board members.

Click on the dates below to register for a webinar. Ask questions, discuss goals, and offer your ideas and suggestions related to the direction and future of Handbell Musicians of America.

 

Saturday, January 12
Watch Archived Video
(Members only)

Saturday, March 23
Watch Archived Video
(Members Only)

Saturday, July 20
Watch Archived Video
(Members Only)

Saturday, October 26
11:00 AM Eastern
Live from National Board Meeting

Send your question or comment in advance to board@handbellmusicians.org and it will be addressed during the next chat. All sessions will be recorded and available to members through our online Member Center


The Spring 2019 Issue of
Overtones is now online


Handbell Bucks


Visit our Member Extras section of our members only site, where you will find fun activities, articles, tips, and resources.  All members are welcome to enjoy these benefits, but they were designed with ringers in mind.

Please consider making a gift toward our annual fundraising goal

Contribute Online

Video of the Month

Our selection this month is “Tempest” by Kevin McChesney and performed by The Raleigh Ringers and Virtuoso. Virtuoso is a three-day performance event for advanced handbell ringers sponsored by The Raleigh Ringers.

Recent News

National Seminar Call for Faculty and Performers

National Seminar 2020 will be Thursday, July 16 through Monday, July 20, at the Omni Championsgate near Orlando, Florida. Several performance opportunities are offered throughout the event. We are also seeking submissions for classes and faculty to present...

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National Seminar 2020 Pre-Registration Now Open

Pre-register for National Seminar 2020 by October 1 and freeze the registration fee at $350. Join us at the Omni Orlando Resport at ChampionsGate near Orlando, Florida for National Seminar 2020. Event dates are Thursday, July 16 through Monday, July 20....

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E-Notes August 2019

This Month National Seminar 2020 Pre-Registration Open National Seminar Call for Performers and Faculty Reminder to Choose Your Renewal Date HMA to Commission New Work for International Symposium New Member Health Insurance Benefit Seeking Music Advisor Next...

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Nominations Being Accepted for Honorary Life Membership

By Jill Fedon President-Elect, National Board The Guild’s first Honorary Life Membership Award was given to Frederick Sharpe in 1963 at the eighth National Convention in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Sharpe was the honored guest at the convention and was...

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E-Notes – June 2019

Distinctly Bronze East and Reaching for Bronze 2020 registration open; National Seminar Silent Auction; Next National Board Chat live from National Seminar; more…

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Upcoming National Events

Handbell Musicians of America offers engaging live events, in-depth webinars, and  free live chats with handbell experts and celebrities. Throughout the year, you’ll find both live and virtual events for musicians and handbell enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

National and Area Events Calendar

GO HERE to learn more about all our National Events.

 

 

Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2020
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
New Bern, North Carolina
Stephanie Rhoades, Conductor


 

Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
New Bern, North Carolina
Monica McGowan, Conductor

 


Participate in engaging and informative courses in Handbell Musicianship from the comfort of your home, office or rehearsal space. 2019 VBA classes are now over, but archive recordings of all previous classes may be purchased in our ONLINE STORE.

Why Join?

Membership in Handbell Musicians of America…

  • 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.

We can do together what no one can do alone.