Welcome to Area 5!

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

2023 Board Elections

Results are in! Announceing the new and continuing members of the Area 5 Board.

2023 Workshops

Check out our schedule of workshops to find reading sessions and classes. Or contact us and a clinician will come to you!

Chime Grant

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

Recent News:

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 Chair-Elect to Chair. Secretary – Jane SnowJane will replace Mary Lou...

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Save the Date

We have exciting events planned for 2023, including several fun workshops.

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

Stay informed! Subscribe to Area 5 News for email updates.

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.