HMA Policies


This event is sponsored by Area 12 of Handbell Musicians of America. As such, membership in the Guild is strongly encouraged. A director or church/school can join for an annual fee of $95 for their entire choir (or for a monthly fee of $9). If individual choir members want to receive access to online resources, they can join as a sub-membership for $10 each. There are also membership options for full-time students and retired handbell musicians! Membership in Handbell Musicians of America gives you a monthly copy of Overtones magazine, discount prices for area and national events, access to mentoring programs, and more!

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Recording and Copyright Compliance

Recording the sounds, or sounds and images, of the musical performances is not permitted. Any such recording is in violation of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §1101).

Handbell Musicians of America is committed to upholding the copyright laws of the United States and protecting the rights of our publishers, arrangers and composers. Each performance folder must have a legally purchased copy of the music used at this event. Photocopied music will not be permitted, except with written authorization from the copyright holder. Your paid registration certifies that you will purchase AND WILL BRING published copies of all copyrighted music used by you and/or your group during any performance at this event. 

If you wish to use a tablet computer to hold your music in place of standard paper copies on a music stand, you must contact the publisher of each piece of music to first obtain permission to convert a purchased piece of music to the format required for the tablet you are using. Copies of the written permission received from publishers must be presented on request from the event organizer, event chair, or Handbell Musicians of America staff. Permission from a publisher for one piece does not imply permission for other songs from the same publisher. The title of each song used in this format must be included in the written permission received. Attendees should also have legally purchased copies of all music with them for verification.

General Policies

Handbell Musicians of America makes every effort to check the accuracy of educational training offered for this event; however, no guarantee is extended as to any errors or omissions.

The views expressed by the event clinicians may but do not necessarily reflect the views held by Handbell Musicians of America, its members, Areas, officials, or employees.

Youth Policies

HMA has specific policies to ensure the protection of Youth. All chaperones, volunteers, and on-site event staff will be required to sign documents prior to any interactions with youth.

Parents of youth attending the event will be required to sign waiver documents prior to your youth attending the event.

Photo/Video Release Policies

At this event, photos may be taken for posting on Area 12 websites and social media. By registering for this event, I understand that photos, video and digital images will be taken during the course of my participation, and I agree that Area 12 may broadcast/use these images for promotional purposes (including social media and websites) without royalties or prior consent and with my full permission.

General Event Policies

No alcohol, smoking, vaping, or marijuana is allowed.

Weapons are not allowed.