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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
Handbell Musicians of America (HMA) has had to cancel the annual Distinctly Bronze East event due to Hurricane Mathew. The event was set to be held on the coast of North Carolina in the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Hurricane Mathew has shifted west and is...read more
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
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
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
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
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