• 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/Conference – 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.

  • Registration Form Available for 2015 Fall Education Workshops

    Registration information is now available for Area 5′s Fall Education Workshops, a one-day workshop to educate and inspire the ringers and directors in our area. Each state will have one or more locations to choose from. Click here to find an education workshop near you!

  • 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 […]