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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.

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National Seminar 2017

Our annual National Seminar and Distinctly Teen events are expanded to include Master Class in Conducting, offering something for ALL handbell musicians.

Seminar Website

New Classes Beginning in March

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

Details & Registration

National Board Election

At the end of September, we will say “farewell” to four national board members who have served Handbell Musicians of America for the past six years and “welcome” to the four new members you select in March.

Voting Info


Don't miss our next MemberChat

Sharon Schmidt will discuss the Handbell Musician Certification process.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 • 12 Noon Eastern.


The Winter 2017 Issue of Overtones is now online

Handbell Bucks

Recent News

E-Notes March 2017

This Month Ring at Disneyland® with Distinctly Teen! Register Now for Master Class and National Seminar! Virtual Bell Academy Registration Now Open Vote Today in the National Board Elections Music Notes from John Behnke SUBSCRIBE TO E-NOTES National Events GO HERE to...

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E-Notes February 2017

This Month Here We Come! Registration Opens Tomorrow Handbell Musicians of America Spectacular Featuring Distinctly Teen National Board Election Virtual Bell Academy – Spring Course List Available Next Member Chat – Handbell Musician Certification with...

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New MemberNotes Available

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.

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Support us through AmazonSmile

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...

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Tell Us Your Story

All of us have a story about how handbells have affected our lives and how Handbell Musicians of America has played a part. Over the last several weeks in December, we shared the stories of other handbell musicians and how Handbell Musicians of America has helped them...

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Handbell Musicians of America Spectacular at Disneyland

We’ve done the National Anthem in a Major League ball park. We’ve broken a world record. And now we bring you a chance to perform in the most magical place on earth, Disneyland®. Stay an extra day at Seminar and participate in another truly unique opportunity The...

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Virtual Bell Academy

  Participate in engaging and informative courses in Handbell Musicianship from the comfort of your home, office or rehearsal space. The Virtual Bell Academy offers courses on a variety of topics related to handbell musicianship all from your computer, laptop, or...

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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.

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