International Symposium Travel Blog
Previous Posts By guest blogger, PL Grove The three showcase concerts at the 18th International Handbell Symposium in Cairns had elegance, pizzazz, costumes, fun, and a few other surprises. The first concert was held on Tuesday afternoon, soon after the start of the...read more
Previous Posts Cultural Excursion A big part of every International Handbell Symposium is the opportunity to learn more about the culture of the host country. For Australia, that meant a visit to Rainforestation Nature Park located in the Kuranda Rain Forest just a...read more
Previous Posts It's Workshop Day at IHS! From guest blogger, PL Grove It's the first of two workshop days at the International Handbell Symposium, and while that means a little bit more chaos (as bells and foam gets schlepped around), it also means more fun! The day...read more
Previous Posts The IHC Meeting The International Handbell Committee meets prior to each Symposium to discuss matters related to the IHC Mission. Each IHC member guild is represented at the meeting by the chair or president of that guild often supported by a 2nd...read more
Previous Posts The 18th International Handbell Symposium is hosted by the Handbell Society of Australasia in the city of Cairns, Queensland in the far northeast region of Australia. Founded through the joint efforts of David Davidson of Handbell Musicians of America...read more
Previous Posts Be sure to follow Handbell Musicians of America at International Symposium through Jenny Cauhorn's travel blog.read more
Video of the Month
Our Video of the Month is the Hastings College Handbell Choir performing under the baton of Dr. Byron Jensen in the Perkins Hall, Hastings, Nebraska, November 5, 2017. This ensemble performs on more than 60 handbells and handchimes along with a variety of additional instruments including percussion, wind, and strings. Millennial Vibe is a five-voice a capella group making their debut, time marker 43:09-47:55.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, HMA has been communicating with our contacts in New Bern, exploring the NOAA website, and talking with others in North Carolina to determine flood forecasts, overall impact, and recovery plans. After reviewing options for...read more
Deadlines approaching for National Seminar pre-registration and performer/faculty submissions; College Ring-In registration now open; New Member-Extras, and more…read more
National Seminar 2019 pre-registration and call for faculty and performers; College Ring-In headed to Minneapolis; YouTube Challenge; More…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 16-20 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. SUBMISSION DEADLINE is...read more
Take our member survey; Concerts live streaming from National Seminar this week; Special message from the board about HMA Governance; more…read more
Handbell Musicians of America is saddened to learn of the passing of longtime member, past president, and Honorary Life member Virginia “Ginny” Fleming. Throughout her lifetime of service to the Guild, she had been noted for her “ability to draw people into activities” as well as “having great skills in working with a variety of personalities.”read more
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