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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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The Big Ring is Full!

But you can still participate in the celebration from home by ringing at local Red Kettle locations.

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College Ring-In

Our event for college students and recent alumni: Three days of ringing under the direction of Michael Joy, culminating in a public concert.

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Our next MemberChat is Oct. 22, 11:00 AM Eastern.

Rehearsal Techniques with
Beth Judd

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Handbell Bucks

Recent News

E-Notes October 2016

This Month Distinctly Bronze West Registration Opens Today Big Ring and Beyond! MemberChat with Beth Judd College Ring-In Returns Music Notes from John Behnke SUBSCRIBE TO E-NOTES National Events GO HERE to find out more about all our national events. Please consider...

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E-Notes September 2016

Pre-register for National Seminar 2017 and save!; College Ring-In returns in January; More handbell musicians needed for the Salvation Army Big Ring Guinness World Record attempt; David Davidson Composition Contest Winner Announced; more…

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New MemberNotes Available

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.

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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...

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E-Notes August 2016

Deadline approaching for National Board nominations; The Big Ring-Breaking a Handbell World Record; Registration now open for Back to Bells; Pre-register now for National Seminar 2017 and save; more…

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Register for DB West on October 17

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...

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College Ring-In 2017 – Details Here!

January 4-7, 2017 Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Dallas, Texas Michael Joy, Conductor Join us January 2017 for our College Ring-In, an event for college students and recent alumni.  Three days of ringing under the direction of Michael Joy culminates in a public...

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The Big Ring

Handbell Musicians of America is partnering with The Salvation Army and the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to break the Guinness World Record for the largest performing handbell ensemble and we need YOU to help us do it! Join other handbell musicians at...

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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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