• Davidson Composition Contest Announced

    David R. Davidson Composition Contest Handbell Musicians of America announces the fourth David R. Davidson Composition Contest.   The David R. Davidson Composition Fund was created in October 2008, to encourage the composition of original works for advanced handbell ensembles.  Works selected for awards from this fund will illustrate the high musical standards embodied by Maestro […]

  • E-Notes July 2016

    Call for submissions from faculty and performers for National Seminar 2017; Back to Bells 2016; more

  • 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 tower bells at the time, was the honored guest at the convention and had done […]

  • Now Accepting Nominations for National Board

      Who should serve on the next national board of directors of the Handbell Musicians of America? Whoever it is, YOU will play a vital and essential role. Who are the board of directors? The board of directors consists of a president, president-elect and five at-large directors as the voting members. Each member serves a […]

  • Distinctly Bronze East 2016 – Registration Full – Waiting List Available

      Our event for the advanced handbell musician – Distinctly Bronze returns to New Bern, North Carolina, October 6-9, 2016.  Join us for four days of instense rehearsal under the direction of Dr. William Payn.  The event culminates in a final concert open to the public 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 9, 2016. Click here for […]

  • Back to Bells 2016 – Details Available Here

    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 benefits for your congregation. A handbell choir adds a unique and glorious […]

  • Call for Submissions for National Seminar 2017

    Call for Faculty & Performers for National Seminar 2017 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 is October 15, 2016. See complete […]