Spring Ring 2025

Join us in Ohio’s capital city as we welcome Fred Gramann to lead us in a weekend of handbell ringing, fellowship, and fun!

Great Rep Ring

Great Rep Ring returns in summer 2024, with Brenda Austin and Dean Wagner bringing new music from Hope Publishing and Jeffers Handbell Supply, respectively, to Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

Chime Grant

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

Welcome to Area 5!

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

Recent News

Letter from the Chair, October 2023

Dear Friends, As you may have heard by now, the Area 5 Spring Festival scheduled for 2024 in Battle Creek, Mich., was canceled due to renovation issues at the ringing site and hotel. (Long story...

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Area 5 Election Results, 2023

Results are in! The following members will join or continue on the Area 5 Board on October 1, 2023: Chair-Elect – Shannon HardiekShannon will become our new Chair-Elect as Jarod Ogier moves from...

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Save the Date

We have exciting events planned, including several workshops and our 2025 Spring Festival.

Looking For Help?

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.