Handbell Musicians of America Publishes as AGEHR Music

…a variety of music to meet the needs of our diverse membership. Our catalog includes:

  • Music from beginning (Level 1 and 2) to advanced (Level 4, 5 and 6)
  • For 2 octaves to 8 octaves
  • Hymn arrangements
  • Original pieces
  • Festival pieces with brass and keyboard
  • Transcriptions
  • Multi-cultural music
  • Solo/ensemble selections
  • Choral music with bell accompaniment
  • Music education resources

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

AGEHR Music is always looking for great new handbell music, and submitting a music manuscript for publication consideration is very easy. If you use computer music notation, you can send a PDF or a Finale file as an email attachment to music editor, Dr. John Behnke, at Or you can send a paper copy via US mail to John Behnke, PO Box 160, Belgium, WI. 53004. The review of manuscripts normally takes between 4 to 6 weeks.

ImportantPlease include an email address for yourself, because email is the preferred method of correspondence. Manuscripts will not be returned unless return postage is included. We thank you for thinking of AGEHR Music.

AGEHR Music Catalog – is now available in our On-Line Store.  Browse our catalog then place and pay for your order all from our website.  Orders place through our store will be fulfilled and shipped by our official distributor, the Lorenz Company.

E-Press Music We are now offering a wide variety of titles in our E-Press catalog.  This catalog offers downloadable music for immediate delivery.

Priority Music Club – for members only.  Get single copy full-sized scores of the Guild’s latest releases.

Licensing – Making a CD or DVD that includes AGEHR music?  All the forms you need for the appropriate permissions and fees can be found here.

Copyright Permissions – for any questions regarding copyright or permissions for using AGEHR Music, contact our music editor, Dr. John Behnke

AGEHR Difficulty Levels – A complete explanation of the AGEHR difficulty levels and criteria for determining the level of a particular piece of music.