• Save the Date!

    Our 2020 Spring Festival will be March 6-7 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Downtown Marriott. Mark the date on your calendars! More information to come soon. Meanwhile, we’re putting together a great event next year in Dayton, Ohio. See you there!

  • Announcing Events in 2019

    Area 5 is pleased to host a Spring Festival in March 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. Please visit the event page for more information including the full repertoire list. In addition to the festival, Area 5 will host a Directors’ Retreat in Jun 2019. More information to follow.

  • Letter from the Chair

    Greetings members of Area 5! I am so pleased to be once again acting as the Chair for our five-state area! I know of so many wonderful programs and musicians in Area 5 and I am certain that we will help create more over the next two years. I would like to thank my predecessor, […]

  • HMA Member Benefit: Virtual Bell Academy

    The Virtual Bell Academy is one of the newest benefits offered by the Handbell Musicians of America! As your Membership Chair and as a director, I have checked out this opportunity and have already participated in three of the workshops, which were so beneficial for both the director and the ringer. There are several more […]

  • HMA Membership – What a Bargain!

    Does your church or organization have a group membership in Handbell Musicians of America (HMA)? If so, your ringers may join HMA for only $10 a year. Yes, that’s right – just $10! When they create their own personal profile they will have access to online membership benefits including the digital version of Overtones and […]

  • Area 5 Chime Grants Available

    Are you a classroom music teacher looking for an exciting new way to engage your students musically? Have you always wanted to add handchimes to your curriculum, but lack the funds to purchase them at this time? Then Handbell Musicians of America Area 5 has just the program for you. We have ten sets of […]