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 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.

Summer/Fall 2023

Various Workshops

Check out our schedule of workshops to find reading sessions and classes near you, or contact us and a clinician will come to you! Click here to learn more.

October 2023

Eaton Rapids Handbell Festival

October 28, 2023
First United Methodist Church
600 South Main Street
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
Clinicians: Kyle Webber, Greig Ashurst, and Brenda Austin
Special Guests: The Detroit Handbell Ensemble

Get ready for another great fall ring in Southern Michigan. At this one-day festival, ringers work with guest conductors, Kyle Webber, Greig Ashurst, and Brenda Austin in massed ringing to develop skills and rehearse repertoire for the final concert at the end of the day. In addition to massed ringing, individual choirs or small ensembles can perform. Visit the event page for the registration form, event schedule, and additional information.

February 2024

Inspiring! 2024

February 17-18, 2024
University of Indianapolis
Ruth Lilly Performance Hall
Guest Conductor: Kyle Webber

Area 5 invites ringers age 18-29 for a weekend of socializing, ringing, and performance. 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 2024

Masterclass: A Handbell Education Event for Community Ensembles

April 13, 2024
9:00am-5:00 PM
Stonybrook United Methodist Church
485 Cherry Bottom Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
Clinician: Dean Wagner
Contact: Jarod Ogier

Tuesday Musicale of Greater Pontiac

April 14, 2024
12:30pm-5:00 PM
Clarkston United Methodist Church
6600 Waldon Road
Clarkston, MI 48346
Contact: Judy Phillips

Central Indiana Handbell Festival

April 20, 2024
9:00am-3:30 PM
Second Presbyterian Church
7700 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Conductor: Kyle Webber

For more information contact Susan Oxley or click here.

Ring Cincinnati Handbell Festival

April 27, 2024
9:00am-4:00 PM
Faith Community United Methodist Church
8230 Cox Road
West Chester, OH 45069
Conductor: Joe Galyon

Registration opens October 1, 2023. For more information download this PDF or contact Joe Galyon.

April 2025

Area 5 Spring Festival

April 25-26, 2025
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

More information coming soon!