Welcome to Area 5!

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

Inspiring 2023!

Area 5 presents an event specifically geared towards our young adult and college-aged members. If you’re between the age of 18-29 you’re welcome to attend! Registration is open!

Ringin' the Irish 2023

Area 5 invites you to a weekend of handbell music, education, fellowship and fun in South Bend, Indiana. Registration is open!

Chime Grant

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

Recent News:

Letter from the Chair, October 2022

With the cooler air and colorful leaves arriving, it’s wonderful to see that this fall most of us are once again playing for Sunday worship, planning concerts and festivals. October 1 is when changes occur on the Area 5 board. Most of the board has served an extra...

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Area 5 Chimes Provide Beneficial Music Therapy

The Chime Grant Program was established by Area 5 to promote handbell and handchime ringing. In 2018, the board voted to expand the program beyond school settings to include churches, music therapy efforts, elder care recreation, and more. Norton Hospital in...

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Save the Date

We have exciting events planned for 2023-2024, including 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.