This site represents handbell ringers from Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and North Carolina. Our organization promotes the musical art of handbell ringing.
Members of Handbell Musicians of America Area 3, as per our by-laws, Area 3 is holding an important special election to fill the recently vacated board position of Chair-Elect. To participate in the voting process, click here.
Handbell Musicians of America Area 3
3rd Annual Ringing of the National Anthem
The Third Annual Ringing of the National Anthem for the Washington Nationals Baseball Team by Handbell Musicians of America Area 3 will be September 26. The music must be memorized and is available from your favorite music supply. Ticket price will be $55.00 which includes a T-Shirt that will be worn for the event and transportation to and from the ballpark from the mass rehearsal at First Baptist Church Alexandria. Family and guest tickets will be $40.00 that does not include transportation to the ballpark. This game will sell out fast. Get your ticket early. Please make checks payable to Handbell Musicians of America Area 3. Cluster rehearsals will be held in mid-September. Please download registration form and follow the return instructions. For more information email Jerry Hill.
May 2015 Bell-O-Gram has been posted
2015 discoveRING YOUTH has been posted (2 festivals this year!)
2015 Directors Seminar has been updated with a downloadable brochure
2015 Youth All-Star Choir has been posted
We’re now on twitter! Check us out using the link above
or find us at https://twitter.com/Area3Handbells.
CHIME Grant forms updated for 2015
Scholarship forms updated for 2015
Want to post information about upcoming events and concerts? You can find special announcements on the Area 3 Online Calendar. If you have something you want to get rid of, or you are looking for something, and the something is handbell related, then we have the place for you! Check out the Classified Ads. In need of a substitute ringer on short notice? See who’s available in your area on our Substitute Ringer List. Also, through our CHIME loan program, Area 3 offers two 3 octave sets of hand chimes to groups hoping to introduce ringing opportunities in classroom, church and beyond. We also offer a CHIME grant program, supplementing the loan program, that will support the establishment and growth of strong ringing programs throughout schools in the Area 3 region.
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