Welcome

We’re glad you found the Area 8 online home for Handbell Musicians of America.  We are a five-state region of an international organization of handbell ringers, directors, composers, clinicians, and innovators.  Area 8 contains Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, and is home to some of the world’s great handbell musicians, ensembles, conductors, teachers, and composers.  There are several things that make our area awesome:

               √Our biennial Festival Conference here.                                          √Our Handchime Loan Program here.

               √Our State Chapters here.                                                                   √Our Newsletter, Quavers here.

Our PEOPLE!

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SPRINGFIELD 2016 finalPlease join us in June 2016 at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and the Prairie Capitol Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois to RING IN THE LAND OF LINCOLN!

Patrick Gagnon
Chair, Area 8

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