Events in Area 5

As a service to our members, Handbell Musicians of America offers a wide variety of events on a national, regional and local level – festivals, seminars, master classes, etc. National events are planned and presented by the HMA National Office. Regional and local events are planned and presented by Areas & Sub-Areas, or by a member or member organization of Handbell Musicians of America.

For more information and application forms to host your own event please visit the National website.

Be sure to check our Fall Workshops, and take a look at our concert calendar to find other events and performances in your area.

October 2020

Ohio Directors Roundtable

Ohio Handbells – Area 5 HMA

October 31, 2020
2:00 PM Eastern
Online Event

Join us for a virtual discussion with Ohio handbell directors Joe Galyon, Chris McManus, and Dean Wagner. Bring your questions and be prepared to gain new insights into leading your program in the age of COVID-19. Each director will share their experience of keeping bells ringing under the strange circumstances of a global health crisis and offer their perspectives on how to engage your ringers in creative, meaningful ways. The link to join the online event will be sent to registrants prior to the start of the event.

Register for the event here, and join the discussion on Facebook.

March 2021

Area 5 Spring Festival

March 12-13, 2021 CANCELLED
Grand Wayne Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Guest Conductor: Sandra Eithun

Visit the official event page here.

October 2021

Movin’, Groovin’, and Improvin’ Your Technique

Trechniques for treble / battery / bass as well as intentional movement for expression.

October 24, 2021
Portage United Church of Christ
2731 W. Milham Ave
Portage, MI 49024
Clinicians: Martha Matthews and Kalamazoo Ringers

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March 2022

Area 5 Spring Festival

March 18-19, 2022
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Cleveland, Ohio
Guest Conductor: Alex Guebert

Visit the official event page here.

April 2022

Area 5 Spring Festival

April 28-30, 2022
Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, Michigan
Guest Conductor: Fred Gramann

Visit the official event page here.

March 2023

Area 5 Spring Festival

March 17-18, 2023
Century Center South Bend
Sound Bend, Indiana
Guest Conductor: TBA