Masterclass 2024

Introducing Masterclass: A one-day educational workshop for community handbell choirs. Registration is open!

Inspiring! 2024

Area 5 presents an event specifically geared towards young adult and college-aged ringers – a weekend of handbell music, education, and fun.

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 a Spring Festival in 2025.

Looking For Help?

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

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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

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