Who We Are

Area 5: Who We Are

Area5-WEB-Vertical-LightBkgd_medArea 5 is a regional subset of the Handbell Musicians of America (HMA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the musical art and excellence of handbells. The Area 5 region is comprised of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia.

We offer many performance and education opportunities to our membership, including:

  • Education workshops for ringers and directors
  • Massed ringing festivals featuring nationally-known clinicians
  • Handchime grants for school music programs
  • Young ringer events
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Scholarships for Area 5 events and National Seminar

For more information please take a look around this website, and feel free to reach out to our Board members with any questions. We’re here to serve you!

Mission Statement:
Handbell Musicians of America is dedicated to advancing the musical art of handbell / handchime ringing through education, community, and communication.

Values:
We listen and respond to the needs of the handbell community within our five-state Area.
We strive for musical excellence at all skill levels.
We include all ages, backgrounds, and interests.
We endeavor to be a diverse community.
We create partnerships with those who share our goals and values.
We act as responsible stewards of resources placed in our care.

Vision:
Handbell Musicians of America is the national organization devoted to uniting people through the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing. As the principal voice for this medium we envision a community in which handbell musicians of every skill level realize their full potential through mentorship, education, and events. We envision our members uniting with others to create a world in which the art form is musically respected and has universal appeal.

Comments are closed.