Welcome to the Nebraska site for Handbell Musicians of America, Area 8.

Greetings to our Area 8 Nebraska ringers and directors!

Soon the rush of Christmas plans, music and other commitments will be behind us and we will be thinking, What can we ring next?

One great event to be looking forward to will be the Area 8 Festival/Conference in Overland Park, KS happening June 18-20, 2020. Watch for registration to be opening soon. Get your hotel reservations in before the rooms fill up.

Your Nebraska board members are planning a great reading session for directors and ringers to prepare you for this event. We will be holding a half-day session in three locations in mid-February. The reading sessions will feature the division, massed music and YouthFest music to be prepared for the Festival/Conference. The music selections for Bronzefest will be available for you to view. Even if it is not in your plans to attend the Area 8 event, the reading session will still be a great way for you and your ringers to spend a few hours reading through some music that is likely new to you and might be something you want for your home choir. The dates and locations for the sessions are –

Aurora – Saturday, Feb 15, 1:00-5:00pm, Presbyterian United Church of Christ 930 K St. Aurora (North entrance, then downstairs)

Kearney – Saturday, Feb 15, 1:00-5:00pm, First Lutheran Church 3315 G Ave. Kearney

Lincoln – Sunday, Feb 16, 1:00-5:00pm, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 6001 A St. Lincoln (South entrance doors)

Print off, fill out and mail in the registration form before February 1st to make sure you have a place to ring at this event: Spring Ring Registration Form

Residents of Nebraska who would like more information about handbells or membership in the Guild are invited to contact us.

If you would like to be added to our workshop mailing list please contact Nancy Youngman, Chair.