My Story


All of us have a story about how handbells have affected our lives and how Handbell Musicians of America has played a part.

Over the last several weeks in December, we shared the stories of other handbell musicians and how Handbell Musicians of America has helped them develop their skill and passion for our art. These appeared on our website and through a series of e-mails.

We would like to invite you to tell us YOUR story.

See the stories on our website and through an upcoming series of email blasts. Then, when you find the story that fits your experience, consider what you can do to make that experience happen for someone else and support our mission of uniting people through this musical art by making a charitable contribution to the Guild.

You can make your contribution today at

Our Stories

Jessica Westgard Larson

Michael Glasgow

Elisa Younger

Nick Hanson

Derek Nance

Want to tell your story? Email it to us at You might see it on our website or on our Facebook page—or perhaps in a future issue of Overtones.