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               Here I Come!

Calendar of Events

Area 8 will list on the website and in its email blasts concerts and events that have been submitted by HMA members. Click here to submit information for a calendar listing.

To be listed on the Area 8 calendar, an event (e.g. festival, conference, or directors seminar) must be sponsored or endorsed by www.HandbellMusicians.org. Concerts do not require HMA sponsorship or endorsement to be included on the Area 8 calendar.

The process for receiving Endorsed or Sponsored status is simple, and HMA provides valuable support and marketing assistance for these events. For more information, please click here.

Handchime Loan Program

School Handchime Loan Program Click here to learn how you could have chimes in your classroom!

Quavers Newsletter

Quavers is Area 8’s quarterly newsletter filled with information, suggestions, advertising, and contact information.

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:

√Our Handchime Loan Program here.

√Our State Chapters:
Illinois, IowaKansas, 
Missouri, Nebraska.

√Our Newsletter, Quavers, here.

√Our People here.

√Sign Up for Our Email News Blasts here.

Would you like to advertise in Quavers? Click here for more information and the form.


Festival registration is closed  – we’ve reached the maximum number we can accommodate in massed ringing!

Daily registration (no massed ringing) is still open – use this form:https://form.jotform.com/A8T/A82022Daily

If you’d like to come to just attend classes, email Linda and we will get you registered.

If you’d like to be put on the waitlist, please use this form https://form.jotform.com/A8T/A822waitlist and we will contact you if space(s) open up.  We’ll fill from the waitlist on a first-come-first served basis.

June 23-25, 2022
Hilton Kansas City Airport
8801 NW 112th St,
Kansas City, MO 64153