Virtual Winter Workshop

January 28-30

Registration Now Open

20th International Handbell Symposium

August 1-6, 2022
Nashville, Tennessee

Registration Now Open

Registration Now Open

February 24-27, 2022
New Bern, North Carolina

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Still time to register for Virtual Winter Workshop!

Join us January 28-30 for Handbell Musicians of America’s Virtual Winter Workshop, an incredible opportunity to work with expert instructors on an assortment of handbell-related topics, without leaving your home.

Handbell Happy Hours are still happening! Looking for a fun way to help ease the isolation of self-quarantine and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Handbell Bucks

The Fall 2020 issue of Overtones is now online.

Visit our Member Extras section of our members only site, where you will find fun activities, articles, tips, and resources.  All members are welcome to enjoy these benefits, but they were designed with ringers in mind.

Handbell Industry Council Releases Guidelines for Safely Returning to Ringing

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our perception of what “normal” might look like.  When will things return to “normal?” When will we begin to ring again?  What is the new “norm” for schools, churches, concerts, conferences and community groups?

With the virus continuing to strengthen (as of June 12, 20 states are reporting an increase in the number of active cases), these questions are still difficult to answer but it is time to make plans for moving forward to a new norm.  Let’s be proactive and begin planning for what a safe return to ringing might look like.

The Handbell Industry Council has developed a series of documents to help you start thinking about a safe return to ringing.  In the meantime, continue to abide by the recommendations of the CDC and your local health organization as you make informed decisions about returning to ringing.

See Guidelines

Video of the Month

Our selection this month is Brian Tervo and Ron Mallory’s arrangement of 70s pop group ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” performed by Palmetto Bronze Handbell Ensemble at the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina.

Recent News

E-Notes January 2022

Still time to register for Virtual Winter Workshop; COVID-19 Health Information for Distinctly Bronze and Reaching for Bronze; Spaces available in Reaching for Bronze; Register Now for International Symposium…

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E-Notes December 2021

Register early for Symposium for priority floor and ad-hoc choir placement; Ring-a-Thon brings in $10,000 to kick off 2022 campaign; Meet new executive director, Linda Onorevole; more…

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HMA Names New Executive Director

From HMA National Board President, Jill Fedon... I am pleased to announce Linda Onorevole as Executive Director of Handbell Musicians of America. Linda comes to HMA with extensive experience in arts administration and development, as well as a passion for arts...

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Policy Regarding the Use of Tablets to Hold Music

Handbell Musicians of America recognizes that many musicians are using tablet computers instead of traditional music stands to hold music and that some among our membership would like to use this option when participating in ringing and performance activities at...

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Support us through AmazonSmile

Support Handbell Musicians of America through AmazonSmile Handbell Musicians of America We're excited to announce that Handbell Musicians of America is now an AmazonSmile participant!AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the Guild every time you shop at...

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HMA Events

Handbell Musicians of America offers engaging live events, in-depth webinars, and free live chats with handbell experts and celebrities. Throughout the year, you’ll find both live and virtual events for musicians and handbell enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. National and Area Events Calendar

GO HERE to learn more about all our National Events.

HMA in the Time of Pandemic

A special update message from interim executive director Ed Rollins about the evolving COVID-19 situation.



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.