Concerts & Events in Area 5

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.

This page is intended to serve as a list of all handbell-related concerts and events occurring in Area 5.

To see your event or concert listed here, please follow the instructions on the right. Each event must be entered separately. Please wait approximately one week for listings to appear on the Area 5 website. For questions or edits, please email our webmaster.

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2024

Friday, May 24 | 6:30 p.m. IN

Harmony Handbells | Harmony Handbells Extravaganza

Griffith First Christian Church | 202 W. Pine St., Griffith, IN 46319

Admission: Free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected.

Join Harmony Handbells for a concert featuring a variety of music performed by adult and youth choirs.

Sunday, June 9 | 3 p.m.WV

The Raleigh Ringers

The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center | 444 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, WV 26301

Admission: Free. Presented by the Cultural Foundation of Harrison County and the Barbara B. Highland Fund for the Arts. No tickets are required, and all seating is general admission.

The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center is ADA compliant. Wheelchair seating is available on the main floor level and rear balcony level of the hall. There is a loading/unloading lane directly in front of the theater that can be used for drop-off or pick-up services. Registered service animals are welcome.

Sunday, June 9 | 2 p.m. IN

Joyful Sound

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church | 4780 126th St., Carmel, IN 46033

Joyful Sound is a Bronze-level choir based in Indianapolis. Join us for a summer concert, featuring a variety of sacred and secular music!

Admission: Free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected.

Wednesday, June 12 | 7 p.m. IN

Joyful Sound

Grace United Methodist Church | 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, IN 46131

Joyful Sound is a Bronze-level choir based in Indianapolis. Join us for a summer concert, featuring a variety of sacred and secular music! Part of the Franklin Symphonic Council’s summer concert series.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Aug. 3 | 3 p.m. OH

“Into the Forest” bell tree festival | Closing concert

Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church | 5950 Montgomery St., Cincinnati, OH 45213

Join us for the closing concert of “Into the Forest,” a bell tree festival for ringers of all levels. This event is hosted by HMA, in collaboration with the event’s founders, Karen Van Wert and Kath Wissinger.

Thursday, Aug. 15 | 7:30 p.m. MI

Bay View Week of Handbells | Closing concert

John M. Hall Auditorium | 1715 Encampment Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770

Admission: Free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected to benefit the Bay View Association Summer Music Academy.

Saturday, Aug. 17 | 10 a.m. 4 p.m.OH

Community handbell workshop

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church | 8221 Miami Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243

Join clinician Eric Timerding for a handbell workshop beginners to advanced players welcome! Skills covered will include techniques for brand new ringers, shelley/4-in-hand ringing, weaving, and chimes. The workshop will begin with a Level 1 piece and work up to a Level 4. Attendees are encouraged to attend the entire workshop, which will end with a mass ring of all songs learned.

Registration is $25 per person and includes lunch. More information on how to register will be available soon.

A music list will be provided at the time of regisration; attendees must provide their own music for the 5 pieces, which can be purchased from Stanton’s Sheet Music in Columbus. Attendees are welcome to bring their own bells/equipment.

2025

Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, 2025 OH

2025 Area 5 Spring Festival

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

Join us in Ohio’s capital city as we welcome conductor Fred Gramann to lead us in a weekend of handbell ringing, fellowship, and fun! More information here.