• Announcing Joe Galyon, Area 5 Associate Conductor

    Area 5 is pleased to announce Joe Galyon as our Associate Conductor for the 2016 Spring Festival. Please read below to learn more about Mr. Galyon. We look forward to seeing him in Dayton! Joe Galyon engages people from all walks of life in the music ministry at Church of the Saviour United Methodist. With […]

  • Festival is Sold Out!

    Registration for the 2016 Festival Conference in Dayton, Ohio filled up fast and we are now SOLD OUT. Thank you to everyone who has registered! We’re very excited that so many ringers will be joining us for a great handbell weekend. You can be added to our waiting list by emailing our registrar at treasurer.area5@handbellmusicians.org.

  • How an Area Festival Hooked Me into Handbells

    I attended my very first Area 5 Festival in Spring 2006 in Akron, Ohio. And what an experience it was! The clinician was Dr. Bill Payn, and I was one of approximately 800 ringers in the room. Not kidding, it was huge. And I loved every minute. A year before that festival I wasn’t playing […]

  • 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.