Here’s how you can help…
Area 3 and Handbell Musicians of America need your help to continue to provide as many services as they do to the handbell community. There are many ways you can help these programs to continue. Some of them are outlined below:
Time Commitments, Area 3
- Being a part of a festival music selection committee
- Being an Area board member (job descriptions of the various Area 3 board positions are coming soon!)
- Being a local liason for a festival
- Being an instructor at a festival
If you wish to help, or for more information about ways to volunteer, please contact Kyler Brengle. Or click the button below to fill out a Volunteer Sign Up form. Thank you!VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FORM
Monetary Support, Area 3
Scholarship Fund – The Area 3 Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to the National Director’s Seminar and to the Area III Director’s seminar to handbell directors who are Area 3 residents, Handbell Musicians of America members, and first-time attendees. These scholarships enable many people to attend such learning events.
CHIME (Chimes & Handbells in Music Education) Fund – Through our CHIME Loan program, Area 3 offers 3-octave sets of hand chimes for a year to groups wishing to introduce ringing opportunities in classrooms, churches and beyond. We supplement the Loan Program with the CHIME Grant Program that supports the establishment and growth of strong ringing programs throughout schools in the Area 3 region. Donations to the CHIME fund can be made in honor of someone or in memory of someone. To donate, please make checks out to Area 3 CHIME Fund and send them to the Treasurer, at the following address:
4248 Woodside Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Thanks for your support of new ringing opportunities in Area 3!
Area 3 Board Nominations Form
The Board Nominations Form is for Area 3 members to nominate yourself or someone else to be considered by the Area 3 Nominations Committee for the Spring 2017 Election ballot. Click here to fill out an online nomination form or download a form that can be mailed or scanned and emailed.
Handbell Musicians of America Endowment Fund
If you want to help the Handbell Musicians of America, one very good way to do this is to contribute to the Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund is used for special creative projects which benefit the world of handbell ringing. For more information, visit the website. Thank you!