Membership in Handbell Musicians of America offers individuals many resources and opportunities to grow and improve their handbell skills, as well as limitless opportunities to network with other handbell musicians.
In Area 12, members have access to a local Regional Coordinator who can assist in mentoring or connecting ringers or directors in areas of need. The Regional Coordinator also helps keep members connected to the local handbell community by hosting or announcing events and concerts, ensuring members’ items of interest are posted in the e-newsletter or on the web site (per posting guidelines), and generally knowing what’s going on with handbells in their local region.
At the national level, a comprehensive set of online and interactive resources is available to the membership. In addition, the “My Membership Rewards” program provides periodic specials and discounts for Guild music, merchandise and events.
Some key benefits of membership:
- Local Workshops and Spring Rings
- Online Resources
- Scholarships, Awards and Contests
- Newsletters, Publications and Websites
- Local Conferences and Festivals
- National Seminars and Events
Since 1954, the Guild has offered outstanding support for every handbell ringer, regardless of ringing experience. So take the time today to renew your membership and to encourage others that you know to make the same commitment to the art of handbell ringing.
To fit the varied needs of handbell musicians, the Guild offers a variety of membership levels:
- Handbell Musician Membership – $95 per year, or $9.00 per month*
- Handbell Musician Sub-Membership (associated with a group) – $10 per year, no monthly option
- Handbell Industry Council Membership – $185 per year, or $16.00 per month†
- Retired Handbell Musicians of America Musician Membership – $70 per year, or $6.00 per month†
- Full-Time Student Membership – $25 per year, no monthly option
*Monthly payment options require the member to provide a credit card for automatic monthly payments of the listed fee.
Your Area 12 Board hopes you find membership in the Guild helpful to you in making music with handbells. If you’re not yet a member, you can sign up on the Handbell Musicians of America site. We encourage you to tell others about the benefits of being a member of Handbell Musicians of America and all of the great things that are happening in Area 12!