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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. If you have ideas for a future MemberNote or MemberChat, contact our Regional Membership Coordinators at membership@handbellmusicians.org.

Here you will find our archive of past MemberNotes and MemberChats.

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MEMBERNOTES

NEW MAY 2018
Rima Greer: Moving Away from the Table: The Art of Handbell Theatre

FEBRUARY 2018
Sondra Tucker: Copyright & You

OCTOBER 2017
Area Chime Loan Programs

AUGUST 2017
Susan Galloway: Handbells and Handchimes in Schools in Western Canada

APRIL 2017
Libbie Randels: Working with Snowbirds

FEBRUARY 2017
Mya Dundzila: The History of Distinctly Bronze

DECEMBER 2016
Derek Nance: Using YouTube Effectively

AUGUST 2016
Michael J. Glasgow: Commissioning Insights: Thoughts for Composers and Clients

JULY 2016
Marlene Anderson: Overcoming the Inevitable Speed Bumps in the Life of a Handbell Ensemble

MARCH 2016
Sandy Mullaney: More than Just Ringing – Supporting People and Communities

JANUARY 2016
Ivan Boothe: Virtual Handbells: Using Social Media and the Web

DECEMBER 2015
The story behind Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych’s “Carol of the Bells”

OCTOBER 2015
John Behnke: Tips for new composers of handbell music and what publishers look for when selecting pieces

AUGUST 2015
Kathryn Aspenwall: Connections: Beginning a New Year

APRIL 2015
Stevie Berryman: Defining a New Ensemble’s Point of View

FEBRUARY 2015
Nick Hanson: The Value of Success in Today’s Youth Handbell Ensembles

MEMBERCHATS

NEW NOVEMBER 2018
Brian Seemann: It’s 2018! Why Aren’t You Using a Tablet

APRIL 2018
Kimberlee Strepka: Handbell Artistry from the Inside Out

FEBRUARY 2018
Michael Joy & Panelists: The College Ring-In Experience

DECEMBER 2017
Debbie Rice: Member Benefits: Obscure & Obvious

SEPTEMBER 2017
Brenda Austin: Handbells in Modern Worship

MAY 2017
Ringing the National Anthem at Sporting Events

JANUARY 2017
Rob Meyer-Kukan: Common Handbell Injuries, Concerns, and Complaints

OCTOBER 2016
Beth Judd: Efficient and Effective Rehearsals

APRIL 2016
Bill Mathis: Handbells in Worship

FEBRUARY 2016
Margi Zearley: Working with Kids and Loving It (In spite of yourself)

NOVEMBER 2015
P.L. Grove: Transforming Your Community Ensemble–How Challenges Bring New Opportunities

SEPTEMBER 2015
Kathleen Wissinger: Handbells and Handchimes in Schools

JUNE 2015
Monica McGowan: Schulmerich Handbell Maintenance

MAY 2015
Cara Davis: Malmark Handbell Maintenance

MARCH 2015
Ed Rollins: Chat with the President

JANUARY 2015
Barbara Brocker: Bell Trees