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Pre-register for National Seminar 2017 and save!; College Ring-In returns in January; More handbell musicians needed for the Salvation Army Big Ring Guinness World Record attempt; David Davidson Composition Contest Winner Announced; more…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
The National Seminar planning committee is seeking submissions from those interested in sharing their talents and expertise at our annual event. The event is scheduled for July 11-15 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, California. SUBMISSION DEADLINE...read more
Deadline approaching for National Board nominations; The Big Ring-Breaking a Handbell World Record; Registration now open for Back to Bells; Pre-register now for National Seminar 2017 and save; more…read more
Call for submissions from faculty and performers for National Seminar 2017; Back to Bells 2016; moreread more
College Ring-In January 4-7, 2017 Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas 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
July 11-15, Hyatt Regency Orange County Pre-register now for National Seminar 2017 and lock-in the discounted registration fee of $350. You will also get priority event registration and be entered in a drawing to have the balance of your event registration fee...read more
Handbell Musicians of America is partnering with The Salvation Army and the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to break the Guinness World Record for the largest performing handbell ensemble and we need YOU to help us do it! Join other handbell musicians at...read more
Why Handbells? Handbell Musicians of America is offering FREE workshops across the country to help you get your handbells out of the closet and restart your handbell program – or start a brand new program. A handbell program in your church offers numerous...read more
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.