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It’s Showtime!

Previous Posts By guest blogger, PL Grove The three showcase concerts at the 18th International Handbell Symposium in Cairns had elegance, pizzazz, costumes, fun, and a few other surprises. The first concert was held on Tuesday afternoon, soon after the start of the...

The Cultural Experience

Previous Posts Cultural Excursion A big part of every International Handbell Symposium is the opportunity to learn more about the culture of the host country. For Australia, that meant a visit to Rainforestation Nature Park located in the Kuranda Rain Forest just a...

IHS Workshops

Previous Posts It's Workshop Day at IHS! From guest blogger, PL Grove It's the first of two workshop days at the International Handbell Symposium, and while that means a little bit more chaos (as bells and foam gets schlepped around), it also means more fun! The day...

The International Handbell Committee & Opening Ceremonies

Previous Posts The IHC Meeting The International Handbell Committee meets prior to each Symposium to discuss matters related to the IHC Mission.  Each IHC member guild is represented at the meeting by the chair or president of that guild often supported by a 2nd...

IHS 2018 – Youth Festival

Previous Posts The 18th International Handbell Symposium is hosted by the Handbell Society of Australasia in the city of Cairns, Queensland in the far northeast region of Australia. Founded through the joint efforts of David Davidson of Handbell Musicians of America...

Follow HMA in Australia

by | Aug 4, 2018 | Symposium Blog |

Be sure to follow Handbell Musicians of America at International Symposium through Jenny Cauhorn’s travel blog.