Update on 2021 Events

Members of Handbell Musicians of America – we regret to inform you that our festival/conferences scheduled for 2021 have been cancelled or postponed. The Area 5 board feels that the health and safety of our membership should be our first priority in times of COVID-19....

Louisville 2020: We value your feedback!

The Area 5 Board constantly strives to improve our events and we’d like your input. If you were a director or ringer attendee, please take a few minutes to fill out the survey and let us know your thoughts on the 2020 Spring Festival in Louisville. Clinicians:...

2020 Associate Conductor: Pearl Marshall

We’re excited to announce that Pearl Marshall will be our Associate Conductor at our upcoming Louisville, Kentucky festival, Bluegrass, Bourbon and Bells! Mrs. Marshall will share the podium with our guest conductor, Mr. Michael J. Glasgow. Pearl Marshall has a...

Fun Photographs from Dayton; Join the Fun in Louisville!

The Spring 2019 Festival in Dayton is in the books and we had such a great time. Please enjoy the photos below, or view the full gallery here. Want to get on the fun next time? Our 2020 Spring Festival, “Bluegrass, Bourbon and Bells!”, will be March 6-7 in...

Register Now: Director Workshop, Summer 2019

Area 5 is pleased to offer a Director Workshop that is FREE for Handbell Musicians of America members. The one-day workshop will be held June 8, 2019 in Worthington, Ohio. Please click here for more...

2019 Associate Conductor: Patty Saunders

We’re excited to announce that Ms. Patty Saunders will be our Associate Conductor at our upcoming Dayton, Ohio festival! Ms. Saunders will share the podium with our guest conductor, Mr. Lee Afdahl. Patty Saunders serves as the Music Director for the Alluring...