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 visit the calendar page to learn about handbell events in Iowa.  Please visit our committee page to meet your board.

Please email me here 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 TWO three-octave sets of handchimes available for loan. We are currently searching for placements for the 2013-2014 school year.  Contact Aaron Hansen, our Chimes Chair, for more information: email Aaron.

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.  Come and be a part of our 2014-2015 program year!

Lori Fenton, Chair


SPRINGFIELD 2016 finalIt’s not too early to plan for the next Area 8 conference – details will be shared on the Area 8 website. Ring in the Land of Lincoln, June 22-25, 2016.  President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and the Prairie Capitol Convention Center, Springfield, Illinois.

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