• Spring 2017 Festivals: Early Registration Deadline Extended!

    The early registration deadline for Covington has been extended! Register by Monday, January 9th at midnight to take advantage of the early pricing. Area 5 is pleased to host two Spring Festivals in 2017. Join us March 10-11, 2017 in Covington, Kentucky and April 28-29, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. Both Festivals will feature guest conductor […]

  • Joe Galyon: Reflections from the 2016 Spring Handbell Festival

    John Maxwell once said “A leader who produces other leaders multiplies their influences.” I believe that the Area 5 Handbell Musicians of America board took bold steps toward that goal this spring with the launch of the Festival Associate Conductor program. While reading the announcement of the program, I immediately thought “what a great idea.” […]

  • 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 […]