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Don't miss our next

The College Ring-In

with Michael Joy
and Ring-In Alumni

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
3 p.m. Eastern.


The Winter 2018 Issue of
Overtones is now online

Handbell Bucks


Recent News

E-Notes January 2018

Distinctly Bronze Associate Conductor Program Returns; Summer Event Details Now Available; Master Class in Composition added to Summer Events; more.

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Distinctly Bronze Associate Conductor Program Returns

Applications Now Being Accepted for Distinctly Bronze Associate Conductor Handbell Musicians of America is pleased to announce the return of the Distinctly Bronze Associate Conductor. Through an extensive application and interview process, this program will select an...

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18th International Symposium Registration Now Open

18th International Symposium Registration Now Open

Registration for the 18th International Symposium in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, is now open. The Symposium will be be August 6-11, 2018. Registration details can be found at www.internationalhandbells.org. According to Symposium convenor Carmel Daveson, "The...

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In Memory of Mary McCleary

AGEHR past president, founding member, and Honorary Life member Mary Gilkeson McCleary, 97, passed away on October 15, 2017 at Elim Park in Cheshire, Connecticut.

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Help Our Friends in Puerto Rico

We have many members and fellow handbell musicians in Puerto Rico who are suffering and struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  Many still need basic items to survive as they work to rebuild their lives.  Following are a few ways you can help.  We will...

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Virtual Bell Academy

  Participate in engaging and informative courses in Handbell Musicianship from the comfort of your home, office or rehearsal space. The Virtual Bell Academy offers courses on a variety of topics related to handbell musicianship all from your computer, laptop, or...

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Why Join?

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.