Happy New Year!

I read a quote somewhere during the past two weeks that said this: “What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” Ooh…let that one sink in for a moment. What will you bring to 2022? The Area 5 board had its annual winter...

Updates About the Coming Year in Area 5

The Area 5 Board had their winter board meeting via Zoom on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021. The board is excited about the possibilities 2022 brings for ringing but is also concerned about COVID-19 and the toll it has taken on our membership. The Nominating Committee...

Update on 2021 Events

Members of Handbell Musicians of America – we regret to inform you that our festival/conferences scheduled for 2021 have been cancelled or postponed. The Area 5 board feels that the health and safety of our membership should be our first priority in times of COVID-19....

Pearl Marshall: My Associate Conductor Experience

Pearl Marshall was the 2020 Area 5 Associate Conductor and worked with Conductor Michael Glasgow at the Spring Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. When asked to reflect on her experience she said, “I am very grateful to the selection committee for choosing me to...

Summer and Fall Events

Updates Coming As Information Develops Festivals, workshops, concerts, and other events are a vital aspect of the handbell community. With the ongoing global crisis, the Area 5 Board continues to monitor the guidance directed by public officials. The Board is...