What Can We Offer Our Newest Musicians? A Toolkit I have been asked recently what Handbell Musicians of America has that will help ensembles recruit new members, assist those new musicians to settle into the ensemble, and keep everyone enthusiastic.
Reflecting on Ten Years As i write this, i am about to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of my first day as executive director of this organization. It is only natural to reflect on that time and consider its impact on my life and what I’ve learned from the experience. Here are some of my favorite highlights (in no particular [...]
From the President's Pen
Make a Statement: Activate Your Ownership There is a wonderful quote by David Brooks about personal success that can very easily define the approach we as owners (yes, members of Handbell Musicians of America) must believe as we move toward a new year and an ever-changing organization: “Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than [...]
Welcome to Our New Website Handbell Musicians of America has gone through many changes in the last decade, from the development of a new website and a name change reflecting the Guild’s presence in the current era, to a full-color magazine and a robust online membership system.