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

Area 5 will host two 2021 Spring Festivals! Join us in March 2021 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and in April 2021 we return to Mackinac Island, Michigan!

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:

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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Summer and Fall Events

Updates Coming As Information Develops Festivals, workshops, concerts, and other events are a vital aspect of the handbell community. With the ongoing global crisis, the Area 5 Board continues to monitor the guidance directed by public officials. The Board is...

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Save the Date

We have exciting festivals planned for Spring 2021-2023, 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.