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Uniting people to create a diverse community in which handbell musicians of all skill levels realize their full potential through a musically respected art form.

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Upgrade your membership to SUSTAINING PARTNER and play an important role in ensuring the future of Handbell Musicians of America.

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Take Your Bells Out of the Closet!

Free workshops throughout the fall in multiple locations across the US

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Don't miss our next

Handbells in Modern Worship
with Brenda E. Austin.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
1 p.m. Eastern.


The Summer 2017 Issue of
Overtones is now online

Handbell Bucks


Recent News

E-Notes September 2017

College Ring-In 2018; National Seminar pre-registration deadline approaching; Call for National Seminar faculty and performers; more…

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New Honorary Life Members Named

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new Honorary Life members this year at National Seminar in Anaheim, California. These dedicated individuals have devoted many years of their lives to growing and improving the art of handbell and handchime ringing and to furthering the mission of Handbell Musicians of America.

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Call for Submissions for National Seminar 2018

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 17-21 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids,...

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E-Notes August 2017

Pre-register for National Seminar 2018 and save; Call for faculty and performers for National Seminar; Back to Bells registration open; Certification event; more…

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Pre-Register for National Seminar 2018

          Lock in Lower Registration Fees with Pre-Registration Pre-register for National Seminar 2018 by October 1 with a $125 deposit and secure a registration fee of $330. Join us at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and Devos Place Convention...

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Handbell Certification, Instructor Accreditation Event

Handbell Techniques, Music Theory and Conducting Level 1 Certification  Handbell Techniques 1 and Music Theory 1 Instructor Accreditation Presented by Handbell Musicians of America and Area 2 Newtown United Methodist Church, Newtown PA REGISTER EARLY! We reserve the...

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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.

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