Welcome to Area 5!

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

Feedback Needed

We hope you enjoyed A Grand Ring on Mackinac Island! All attendees are invited to fill out a feedback survey and help Area 5 plan future events.

Feedback Needed

We hope you enjoyed our Rock, Roll & Ring in Cleveland! All attendees are invited to fill out a feedback survey and help Area 5 plan future events.

Chime Grant

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

Recent News:

Happy New Year!

I read a quote somewhere during the past two weeks that said this: “What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” Ooh…let that one sink in for a moment. What will you bring to 2022? The Area 5 board had its annual winter...

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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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Save the Date

We have exciting events planned for 2022-2024, including a return to Mackinac Island, Michigan and a brand new event for young adults.

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.