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College Ring-In

Our event for college students and recent alumni: Three days of ringing under the direction of Michael Joy, culminating in a public concert.

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Don’t miss our next MemberChat

Rob Meyer-Kukan from the Healthy Musician Institute
will discuss
common handbell musician injuries, concerns and complaints.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 • 11 am Eastern.


The Nov/Dec 2016 Issue of Overtones is now online

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Recent News

Giving Tuesday – ‘Tis the Season

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...

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E-Notes November 2016

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...

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E-Notes October 2016

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...

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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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Seeking Nominees for Honorary Life Membership Award

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...

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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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Register for DB West

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...

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College Ring-In 2017 – Details Here!

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...

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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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