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Overtones is the official journal of Handbell Musicians of America. Here you will find educational, informational, and feature articles about the Guild and the handbell world as well as commentaries, helpful tips, and free music.

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Through MemberChats and MemberNotes, we bring you insightful articles and informative, live chats with the movers and shakers of the handbell art form.

Find engaging live and virtual learning opportunities through our national events held across the country throughout the year.

The Handbell Musicians of America Resource Library offers a large and growing collection of articles, interactive PDFs, PowerPoint webinars, videos, and more to help you expand your knowledge as a handbell musician.

Here you will find fun activities, articles, tips, and resources.  All members are welcome to enjoy these new benefits, but they were designed with ringers in mind.

A depository of valuable information an tools to assist our Area board members in the important work they do for our membership.

Upcoming Events

Handbell Musician Certification & Instructor Accreditation Level 1

05/31/2018 - 06/02/2018

Northaven United Methodist Church

Summit 2018

06/08/2018 - 06/10/2018

Area 9, Mesquite, TX, Texas

Area 11 Festival/Conference

06/21/2018 - 06/24/2018

Area 11, Albuquerque, NM, New Mexico

Area 7 Festival Conference

06/22/2018 - 06/24/2018

Area 7, Rochester, MN, Minnesota

Bring It! Ring It! Area 8 Festival

06/27/2018 - 06/30/2018

Area 8, Omaha, NE, Nebraska

Bring It! Ring It! YouthFest

06/28/2018 - 06/30/2018

Area 8, Omaha, NE, Nebraska

2018 Family and Friends Handbell Camp

06/28/2018 - 07/01/2018

Intergenerational Handbell Camp

07/08/2018 - 07/12/2018

Area 8, Parkville, MO, Missouri

Master Class 2018

07/14/2018 - 07/17/2018

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

National Seminar 2018 - Pre-Registration

07/17/2018 - 07/21/2018

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

National Seminar 2018

07/17/2018 - 07/21/2018

DeVos Place Convention Center, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

National Seminar 2018 - Wednesday, July 18 ONLY

07/18/2018 - 07/18/2018

DeVos Place Convention Center, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

National Seminar 2018 - Thursday, July 19 ONLY

07/19/2018 - 07/19/2018

DeVos Place Convention Center, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Distinctly Teen 2018

07/19/2018 - 07/21/2018

DeVos Place Convention Center

National Seminar 2018 - Friday, July 20 ONLY

07/20/2018 - 07/20/2018

DeVos Place Convention Center, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

National Seminar 2018 - Saturday, July 21 ONLY

07/21/2018 - 07/21/2018

DeVos Place Convention Center, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

18th International Handbell Symposium Youth Festival

08/03/2018 - 08/06/2018

Cairns, Queensland

Challenge(R)ing 2018

08/03/2018 - 08/04/2018

Area 2, Rush, NY, New York

18th International Handbell Symposium Choir/Ensemble Registration

08/06/2018 - 08/11/2018

Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland

18th International Handchime Festival

08/06/2018 - 08/09/2018

Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland

18th International Handbell Symposium Individual Registration

08/06/2018 - 08/11/2018

Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland

Challenge(R)ing 2018

08/10/2018 - 08/11/2018

Area 2, Mechanicsburg, PA, Pennsylvania

Area 3 Directors' Seminar

08/17/2018 - 08/18/2018

Area 3, Roanoke, VA, Virginia

2018 Reading Session

08/18/2018 - 08/18/2018

Area 8, St. Louis, MO, Missouri

3rd Annual Emmaus Handbell Workshop

08/18/2018 - 08/18/2018

Area 4, Orange City, FL, Florida