Welcome to Area 5!

Dedicated to advancing the musical art and excellence of handbells in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Spring Festival 2021

Our festival/conferences scheduled for 2021 have been cancelled or postponed. Please read the statement from our Chair for more information.

Associate Conductor Program

Area 5 strives to identify, train, and nurture potential new conductors for massed ringing events.

Fall Education Workshops

Annual one-day education event for ringers and directors.

Chime Grant

Qualified programs will receive a three-octave set of handchimes as well as music and various materials.

Traveling Clinicians

Want an experienced handbell clinician to come to you? Register for a personal workshop this Fall.

Recent News:

Update on 2021 Events

Members of Handbell Musicians of America – we regret to inform you that our festival/conferences scheduled for 2021 have been cancelled or postponed. The Area 5 board feels that the health and safety of our membership should be our first priority in times of COVID-19....

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Pearl Marshall: My Associate Conductor Experience

Pearl Marshall was the 2020 Area 5 Associate Conductor and worked with Conductor Michael Glasgow at the Spring Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. When asked to reflect on her experience she said, "I am very grateful to the selection committee for choosing me to...

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Save the Date

We have exciting festivals planned for Spring 2022-2023, including a return to Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Looking For a Mentor?

Contact your State Chair or any other Board member. The Area 5 Board is here to serve you!

Membership Benefits

Explore what membership in Handbell Musicians of America has to offer.


Interested in attending an Area 5 event, or HMA National Seminar? First-time attendees are encouraged to apply for a scholarship.