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.
Feb. 17-18, 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.
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.