Playing handbells is a skill they will keep long after college, whether they plan on working in the education system or faith-based community, or they plan to continue playing as a hobby in a community ensemble.

College students who are members of their school’s handbell ensemble are eligible to receive a FREE ONE-YEAR SUB-MEMBERSHIP in Handbell Musicians of America. A fully-paid Handbell Musician Membership in the name of the school, the ensemble, or the ensemble’s director is required.*

Sub-memberships include…

  • Online edition of our bi-monthly journal, Overtones with feature articles and educational articles for school, community, and faith-based music settings as well as rehearsal material and free music
  • Access to our growing library of online resources for musicians, students, and directors
  • Subscription to our e-newsletters, including E-Notes and Event-Notes to keep you informed of everything that is happening in the handbell world
  • Your own login and password to access members-only content on our website


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.

To enroll student ringers as members, complete this form and return to Need assistance? Call 937-438-0085 or email



*After the first year, sub-memberships may be continued for $10 annually as long as the sub-member remains part of a member organization.