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.

Jan 3-5, 2020

Houston, Texas
Stevie Berryman, Conductor
Registration Now Open

Feb 27-Mar 1, 2020

New Bern, North Carolina
Stephanie Rhoades, Conductor

Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020

New Bern, North Carolina
Monica McGowan, Conductor

Virtual Bell Academy

Participate in engaging and informative courses in Handbell Musicianship from the comfort of your home, office or rehearsal space.

New Music for 2019

View and listen to AGEHR Publishing’s new releases for 2019 on your computer or mobile device.

Become a Sustaining Partner

Upgrade your membership to SUSTAINING PARTNER and play an important role in ensuring the future of Handbell Musicians of America.

National Board Chats

The 2019 quarterly Board Chats, which give members the opportunity to connect directly with national board members, have completed.

HMA members can view the archived videos by following the links below.

Saturday, January 12
Watch Archived Video

Saturday, March 23
Watch Archived Video

Saturday, July 20
Watch Archived Video

Saturday, October 26
Watch Archived Video

 


The Fall 2019 Issue of
Overtones is now online


Handbell Bucks


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.

Please consider making a gift toward our annual fundraising goal

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Video of the Month

The Highland Elementary Chime Choir, Highland, Utah, plays the National Anthem at Lone Peak High School’s Varsity Basketball game on February 19, 2016. Their director, Paige Erickson, says, “Every year, my chimes choir at school goes to the local high school to perform the National Anthem at one or two basketball games. The kids feel like Rock Stars and it’s fun for them, and the team.”

Recent News

E-Notes November 2019

Registration info for national events: College Ring-In, Reaching for Bronze; Deadline approaching for Honorary Life Award nominations; Registration open for International Symposium in Hong Kong; and more.

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E-Notes October 2019

This Month Accepting Nominations for Honorary Life Membership Award College Ring-In: Jan. 3-5 in Houston, Texas Spaces Still Open for Reaching for Bronze Save the Date for Giving Tuesday Next National Board Chat Video of the Month Brian Childers Named Music Adviser...

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Nominations Being Accepted for Honorary Life Membership

By Jill Fedon President-Elect, National Board The Guild’s first Honorary Life Membership Award was given to Frederick Sharpe in 1963 at the eighth National Convention in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Sharpe was the honored guest at the convention and was...

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Now Accepting Nominations for National Board

By Jennifer Vangolen Nominating Committee Chair Who should serve on the next national board of directors of the Handbell Musicians of America? Whoever it is, YOU will play a vital and essential role. Who are the board of directors? The board of directors consists of a...

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New 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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Upcoming National 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.

January 3-5, 2020
Houston, Texas
Stevie Berryman, Conductor


 

Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2020
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
New Bern, North Carolina
Stephanie Rhoades, Conductor


 

Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
New Bern, North Carolina
Monica McGowan, Conductor

 


Participate in engaging and informative courses in Handbell Musicianship from the comfort of your home, office or rehearsal space. 2019 VBA classes are now over, but archive recordings of all previous classes may be purchased in our ONLINE STORE.

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.