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


Member Chat - August 15, 2020 - Helping Handbell Groups Succeed

08/15/2020 - 08/15/2020

Area 12 Director's Workshop - "The Director as Teacher"

09/12/2020 - 09/12/2020

Area 12, Online

Greater Dallas Handbell Association Fall Virtual Meeting

09/19/2020 - 09/19/2020

Area 9, Virtual

"Movin', Groovin' and Improvin' Your Technique"

10/03/2020 - 10/03/2020

Area 5, Portage, MI, Michigan

Beer, Wine, and Bells

10/09/2020 - 10/09/2020

Area 8, Des Moines, IA, Iowa


10/10/2020 - 10/10/2020

Area 4, Tampa, FL, Florida

Redding Handbell Festival

10/10/2020 - 10/10/2020

Area 12, Redding, CA, California

2020 Mid-Iowa Handbell Festival

10/10/2020 - 10/10/2020

Area 8, Windsor Heights, IA, Iowa

Eaton Rapids Handbell Festival

10/24/2020 - 10/24/2020

Area 5, Eaton Rapids, MI, Michigan

Distinctly Bronze West 2020

11/05/2020 - 11/08/2020

Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square

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

Bronze Under the Sun 2020 CANCELED

06/25/2021 - 06/26/2021

Area 4, Palm Harbor, FL, Florida

Handbell Musician Certification

06/01/2099 - 12/31/2999