• Area Festivals are a Priceless Experience

    Area and National Festivals provide a wealth of opportunities to learn new music, learn new skills, and work with talented clinicians. They also provide something else: the chance for an ensemble to bond musically and socially. Read what an Area 5 handbell director has to say about the benefits reaped by her ensemble, and consider […]

  • Young Ringer Composition Contest Guidelines Now Available

    Area 5 is happy to announce the 2015 Young Ringer Composition Contest is now open for submissions!

  • 2015 Young Ringer Event – Register now!

    Area 5 will be hosting a Young Ringer event in Columbus, Ohio on February 28, 2015. Registration forms are available now! For the latest information, including repertoire, schedule, and pricing, please visit the Area 5 Young Ringer Event page.

  • 2015 Area 5 Ring-re-Treat – UPDATED

    Information and registration forms for the 2015 Area 5 Ring-re-Treat are now available. Join us at The Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island, Michigan on April 24-25, 2015, and at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana on May 1-2, 2015. Come ring bells under the baton of Fred Gramann while enjoying two historical sites. […]

  • Welcome!

    We’re Glad You’re Here! Welcome to the home page for Area 5 of the Handbell Musicians of America!  Within this website we hope to guide you to every answer that you need for handbells in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia as well as helping you to find links to handbells anywhere in the […]