At the end of September, we will say farewell to four national board members who have served Handbell Musicians of America for the past six years; president Ed Rollins and at-large members Stephanie Rhoades, Steve Shorney, and Jessica Westgard Larson. National...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
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...read more
All of us have a story about how handbells have affected our lives and how Handbell Musicians of America has played a part. Over the last several weeks in December, we shared the stories of other handbell musicians and how Handbell Musicians of America has helped them...read more
“They’re all standing up?”, my 13-year old self asked my friend Brian. “I know, it’s awesome!,” he replied. This was the moment I realized that handbells and handbell ringing were truly something special. It was 1994, and I was attending my first-ever handbell festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.read more
I would like to share with you the story of a young lady who had the opportunity to perform with other young musicians and learn conducting skills at Pinnacle and Distinctly Teen, events that exist because of the continued support of our members and backers. Elisa...read more
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.