• 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 […]

  • Retirement Celebration for Janet Van Valey, Former Area 5 Chair

    Janet Van Valey, founder and Director of The Kalamazoo Ringers, is retiring after 37 years with the ensemble. You are invited as The Kalamazoo Ringers celebrate Janet with a concert and reception! Forward personal anecdote(s) or well wishes to Janet at kzooringers@gmail.com and they will be presented to her at the event. Sunday, May 20, […]

  • Equipment Request for National Seminar

    To all our friends in Area 5, All of us in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are very excited to have National Seminar here this coming July! From July 17-21, 2018 approximately 400 handbell directors, ringers, composers, educators, and industry representatives will be at the DeVos Place Convention Center and Amway Grand Hotel to participate in numerous […]

  • 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 […]