• 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.

  • Feedback Surveys for Spring Festivals

    Did you join us at one of our Spring Festivals? Do you have feedback to share about the event – things you enjoyed, things you didn’t, and ways we can improve future events? We’d love to know your thoughts! Feedback survey: Charleston, West Virginia Spring Festival (April 13-14). Feedback survey: Mackinac Island, Michigan Spring Festival […]

  • 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 […]