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
This Month Here We Come! Registration Opens Tomorrow Handbell Musicians of America Spectacular Featuring Distinctly Teen National Board Election Virtual Bell Academy – Spring Course List Available Next Member Chat – Handbell Musician Certification with...read more
This Month National Board Elections National Seminar, Master Class, and Distinctly Teen – Events Details Available! Change in Endorsed Event Policy Register Today for Distinctly Bronze West – Space Still Available! Music Notes from John Behnke SUBSCRIBE TO E-NOTES...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
California, Here We Come! Registration Now Open. Our annual National Seminar and Distinctly Teen events are expanded to include Master Class in Conducting, offering something for ALL handbell musicians. Join us this July at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, just down...read more
We’ve done the National Anthem in a Major League ball park. We’ve broken a world record. And now we bring you a chance to perform in the most magical place on earth, Disneyland®. Stay an extra day at Seminar and participate in another truly unique opportunity The...read more
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...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
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.