Welcome to Area 5!

Dedicated to advancing the musical art and excellence of handbells in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Rock, Roll & Ring!

Area 5 travels to the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022 with special guests The Raleigh Ringers. Registration is open!

A Grand Ring

In 2022, Area 5 returns to Mackinac Island and the lovely Grand Hotel with guest conductor Fred Gramann. Registration is open!

Fall Education Workshops

Annual one-day education event for ringers and directors.

Chime Grant

Qualified programs will receive a three-octave set of handchimes as well as music and various materials.

Recent News:

Updates About the Coming Year in Area 5

The Area 5 Board had their winter board meeting via Zoom on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021. The board is excited about the possibilities 2022 brings for ringing but is also concerned about COVID-19 and the toll it has taken on our membership. The Nominating Committee...

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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....

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Save the Date

We have exciting festivals planned for Spring 2022-2023, including a return to Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Looking For a Mentor?

Contact your State Chair or any other Board member. The Area 5 Board is here to serve you!

Area 5 News

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Contact Us

Got a question about handbells? Or Area 5? Want to get involved but aren’t sure how? We’d love to hear from you!

Membership Benefits

Explore what membership in Handbell Musicians of America has to offer.


Interested in attending an Area 5 event, or HMA National Seminar? First-time attendees are encouraged to apply for a scholarship.