• Letter from the Chair

    Greetings Ringers and Directors of Area 5! My name is Susan Oxley, and I want to introduce myself as the new Chair of Area 5. I also want to thank my predecessor, Kay French, for her years of dedicated service for Area 5. Her enthusiasm will be missed by the Area 5 board, but she […]

  • Spring 2016 Festival – Registration is Open, Class List is Available

    Registration is open for our 2016 Spring Festival with Kevin McChesney at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio! We are back to our traditional festival format with Coppers and Tins divisions, massed ringing, opening concert choir, vendors, and lots of exciting classes to choose from. Our class offerings will include Presentation & Movement taught […]

  • Announcing the Area 5 Associate Conductor Program

    Area 5 Handbell Musicians of America is pleased to announce a new opportunity for conductors who wish to work with massed handbell ensembles – the Area 5 Festival Associate Conductor. Our goal for this program is to identify, train, and nurture potential new conductors for massed ringing events throughout Area 5. Click here to learn […]

  • Spring 2016 Festival – More Hotels Added

    Join us April 15-16, 2016 in Dayton Ohio for our next Spring Festival under the direction of Kevin McChesney. This spring we will return to our large festival format with class offerings. Click here for the repertoire list and more information, including an expanded list of hotels.