Area 8 will list on this page and in its email blasts concerts and events that have been submitted by HMA members.

CONCERTS: Concert listings do not need to be approved by HMA or Area 8 and can be submitted HERE.

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, DIRECTORS’ SEMINARS: To be listed on the Area 8 calendar, an event (e.g. festivals, conferences, or directors’ seminars) must be sponsored or endorsed by 

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.

After you receive your approval email for your event from the area chair, please click HERE to submit your information to get your event on the area calendar.

2023 Mid-Iowa Handbell Festival to be held October 21

Registration is available at

 The 2023 Mid-Iowa Handbell Festival will take place at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church in Des Moines on October 21. This event will include rehearsal time, lunch and an afternoon concert featuring massed ringing. Our clinician will be Jessica Kite, Director of Handbell Choirs at Concordia University in Nebraska. We hope to see you there!