Events in Area 5

As a service to our members, Handbell Musicians of America offers a wide variety of events on a national, regional and local level festivals, seminars, master classes, etc. National events are planned and presented by the HMA national office. Regional and local events are planned and presented by Areas & Sub-Areas, or by a member or member organization of Handbell Musicians of America.

For more information and application forms to host your own event please visit the national HMA website.

Be sure to check our schedule of workshops, and take a look at our concert calendar to find other events and performances in your area.


Feb. 17-18, 2024

Inspiring! 2024

Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center | 1230 Greyhound Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Area 5 invites ringers ages 18-29 for a weekend of socializing, ringing, and performance. Conductor Kyle Webber brings creative experience as a conductor and composer in choosing repertoire and thematic programming for this event. Details about repertoire, lodging, and registration are available here.

April 13, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Masterclass 2024

Stonybrook United Methodist Church | 485 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230

Area 5 invites community handbell ensembles of all levels to participate in this one-day educational workshop. Clinician Dean Wagner will work with each ensemble as they perform 3-4 pieces of their own prepared repertoire. More details and registration information are available here.

April 14, 2024 | 12:30 – 5 p.m.

Tuesday Musicale of Greater Pontiac Massed Ring

Clarkston United Methodist Church | 6600 Waldon Road, Clarkston, MI 48346

Contact: Judy Phillips

April 20, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Central Indiana Handbell Festival

Second Presbyterian Church | 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260

Handbell choirs in Indiana and beyond are invited to gather in Indianapolis for a day of fellowship and ringing with conductor Kyle Webber. The closing concert is at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. More information is available here.

Contact: Susan Oxley

April 27, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ring Cincinnati Handbell Festival

Faith Community United Methodist Church| 8230 Cox Road, West Chester, OH 45069

A handbell festival for choirs and independent ringers in the metro-Cincinnati area, with conductor Joe Galyon. View this PDF for more information, including festival repertoire and a full schedule. Register to attend here.

Contact: Joe Galyon


April 25-26, 2025

2025 Area 5 Spring Festival

Greater Columbus Convention Center | 400 North High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Area 5 presents its 2025 spring festival, with conductor Fred Gramann! More information coming soon.