Dear Area 8 Members,
Because of health concerns due to COVID-19, the Area 8 Festival, “More Than Meets the Eye,” scheduled for June 18-20, 2020, has been cancelled as of Friday, April 24, 2020. Because of this unfortunate turn of events, we will not be together in June. We look forward to future handbell events when we can again gather and make music. Please stay tuned for more information. Check the website, subscribe to Area 8 and state Facebook pages, and read the Quavers, our Area 8 newsletter for more information.
Beth Ann Edwards, Chair
Area 8 Handbell Musicians of America
We’re glad you found the Area 8 online home for Handbell Musicians of America. We are a five-state region of an international organization of handbell ringers, directors, composers, clinicians, and innovators. Area 8 contains Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, and is home to some of the world’s great handbell musicians, ensembles, conductors, teachers, and composers.
There are several things that make our area awesome:
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Our 2019 Distinctly Bronze West Representatives from Area 8.