• Young Ringer Composition Contest Winner Declared

    After receiving numerous excellent entries for our Composition Contest, a winning composition has been selected. The winning piece entitled “Dance of the Five (Danza de los Cinco)” was authored by Derek Hakes of Indianapolis, Indiana who will receive $1000 for his entry. Get to know our winning composer better by reading his biography below. The […]

  • Dates & Locations announced for 2015 Fall Education Workshops

    This fall, Area 5 will once again be offering one-day workshops for ringers and directors. Each state will have one or more locations for you to choose from. Click here to find an education workshop near you! Registration information will be posted soon.

  • Area Festivals are a Priceless Experience

    Area and National Festivals provide a wealth of opportunities to learn new music, learn new skills, and work with talented clinicians. They also provide something else: the chance for an ensemble to bond musically and socially. Read what an Area 5 handbell director has to say about the benefits reaped by her ensemble, and consider […]

  • 2015 Area 5 Ring-re-Treat – UPDATED

    Information and registration forms for the 2015 Area 5 Ring-re-Treat are now available. Join us at The Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island, Michigan on April 24-25, 2015, and at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana on May 1-2, 2015. Come ring bells under the baton of Fred Gramann while enjoying two historical sites. […]