Area 12 is the West Coast chapter of the Handbell Musicians of America (formerly known as the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers). The focus of the Guild, as we are known, is on music and education for handbells.

On this website, you will find some background information on Area 12, listings of the various handbell programs and events happening in Area 12, information on handbell suppliers and groups in the area, and contact information for the current Area 12 Board.

You can also sign up to receive monthly e-newsletters, as well as register for our biennial conference or apply for scholarships to major events.

Use this website to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of handbells both on the West Coast and locally. And don’t hesitate to contact us and ask questions if you have them.