Letter from the Chair, October 2022

With the cooler air and colorful leaves arriving, it’s wonderful to see that this fall most of us are once again playing for Sunday worship, planning concerts and festivals. October 1 is when changes occur on the Area 5 board. Most of the board has served an extra...

Area 5 Chimes Provide Beneficial Music Therapy

The Chime Grant Program was established by Area 5 to promote handbell and handchime ringing. In 2018, the board voted to expand the program beyond school settings to include churches, music therapy efforts, elder care recreation, and more. Norton Hospital in...

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...

Letter from the Chair, October 2019

Fall is here! The leaves have begun to change here in Indiana, the kids are back to school (moms are relieved) and rehearsals are starting back up for our groups. As we welcome the season change, we also say “hello” to change on the Area 5 board. Area 5 has been...

Kyle Webber: Thoughts on the Associate Conductor Program

Kyle Webber was the 2018 Area 5 Associate Conductor and worked with Conductor Brenda E. Austin at the Spring Festival in Charleston, West Virginia. He had this to say about his experience: “The Area 5 Associate Conductor [Program] was a truly remarkable...