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

Thank you for taking time to learn about handbells in Iowa!

We are a small part of a national organization called the Handbell Musicians of America, and we are here to serve YOU.

The Iowa committee is a talented, dedicated group of ringers and directors who organize three annual events in several parts of our state.  From Red Oak to Cedar Rapids, there is something for you!

How can Handbell Musicians of America make your program begin, grow, and sustain?  If you have a handbell need, we have a handbell solution!

Please email Patrick, Iowa Chair, if you don’t find what you need on this site, and one of our talented mentors can be scheduled to work with your handbell program.

The Iowa chapter of the Guild is lucky to have THREE three-octave sets of handchimes available for loan. We are currently searching for placements for the 2019-2020 school year.  Contact Chimes Chair.

Iowa is lucky to be home to some of the country’s finest handbell clinicians, conductors, and composers.  So much talent right here, and so much to learn from one another.

Patrick Gagnon, Iowa Chair

Quick Links for the Iowa Site



Chime Loan Program


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