Focus on the Overwhelming Positive

by Linda Onorevole For the past few years, we have all had to experience various levels of transition and compromise. Gatherings ceased, jobs were changed, communications moved online, and the communal creation of music stopped. For many of us, the missing musical...

A Beautiful Theme Emerges

by Linda Onorevole Over the past few weeks, I have been speaking with many people about my new role with Handbell Musicians of America. The chats have been with colleagues, friends, family, businesses of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce (where I am coming...

Unlike Any Other

by Ed Rollins Every July, Handbell Musicians of America holds its annual National Seminar, a week of concerts, instruction, exhibits, new ideas, celebration, and community. While Seminar has become a staple for many as they begin to think about fall programming, it is...

A Year Ago

by Ed Rollins A year ago, I met my community bell choir for rehearsal fully anticipating that I would see them the next week, but, like for many of you, “next week” never happened.  Ed RollinsInterim Executive Director A year ago, I went skiing at Copper Mountain...

Looking Back, but Moving Forward

by Ed Rollins The year 2020 will be forever remembered as the year that changed everything. We continue to speak of the great pandemic that has shut down businesses, schools, and churches, and contributed to the demise of arts organizations around the world. The...