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.

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.

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

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.

Handbell Musicians of America is excited to announce a new membership health insurance benefit that can help keep you, your family, and even your small business cost-effectively covered and healthy. To request details about the health benefit, email membership@handbellmusicians.org with your name and membership number.

Upcoming Events


Eaton Rapids Handbell Festival CANCELED

10/24/2020 - 10/24/2020

Area 5, Eaton Rapids, MI, Michigan

Distinctly Bronze West 2020 CANCELED

11/05/2020 - 11/08/2020

Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square

Member Chat - November 7, 2020 - Audio Recording for Handbell Ensembles

11/07/2020 - 11/07/2020

Virtual Master Series 2020

11/13/2020 - 11/22/2020

Online Virtual

LA Metro Christmas Handbells - Virtual Massed Ring Event

11/21/2020 - 11/21/2020

Area 12, online event

Las Vegas 12th Night Handbell Festival

01/08/2021 - 01/09/2021

Area 12, Boulder City, NV, Nevada

Coppers Classic 2021

03/18/2021 - 03/21/2021

Area 10, Clackamas, OR, Oregon

Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop

03/19/2021 - 03/20/2021

Area 10, Richland,WA, Washington

VT Spring Ring Directors Workshop

04/23/2021 - 04/23/2021

Area 1, Newport, VT, Vermont

VT Spring Ring

04/24/2021 - 04/24/2021

Area 1, Newport, VT, Vermont

Virtuoso 2021

06/03/2021 - 06/06/2021

Area 3, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina

Bronze Under the Sun 2021

06/25/2021 - 06/26/2021

Area 4, Palm Harbor, FL, Florida

National Seminar 2021 - Pre-Registration

07/13/2021 - 07/17/2021

Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel and Spa

Redding Handbell Festival

10/16/2021 - 10/16/2021

Area 12, Redding, CA, California

Handbell Musician Certification

06/01/2099 - 12/31/2999