Welcome to Handbell Musicians of America

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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We think we can, we think we can!

We still need 196! Help us break a Guinness World Record at the Mall of America in Minneapolis this November 19

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Pre-Register for National Seminar 2017

Pre-register by Sept. 30 to lock-in last year’s rate
and receive other benefits

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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 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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Call for Submissions for National Seminar 2017

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 11-15 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, California. SUBMISSION DEADLINE...

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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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E-Notes July 2016

Call for submissions from faculty and performers for National Seminar 2017; Back to Bells 2016; more

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College Ring-In 2017 – Details Here!

  College Ring-In January 4-7, 2017 Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas 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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Pre-Register for National Seminar 2017 and Save

July 11-15, Hyatt Regency Orange County Pre-register now for National Seminar 2017 and lock-in the discounted registration fee of $350.  You will also get priority event registration and be entered in a drawing to have the balance of your event registration fee...

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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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Back to Bells 2016 – Details Available Here

Why Handbells? Handbell Musicians of America is offering FREE workshops across the country to help you get your handbells out of the closet and restart your handbell program – or start a brand new program.  A handbell program in your church offers numerous...

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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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