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March 2017 Ringing News

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Handchimes for Your Classroom

The Chime Loan Program was established by Area 9 in 2003 to promote the use of handchimes and handbells in educational settings across Oklahoma and Texas. Any organization within Area 9 is eligible to apply for the Chime Loan Program. You can get all of the details and an application from our website.

Download your application today!

Is there Psychology in Handbell Ringing?

Gaining inspiration from others is great, but we should use our own goals as the benchmarks of success. When it comes to our handbell life, these goals can include progress or achievement in levels of service to the group or organization, ability to recruit and connect with new ringers, commitments, overcoming performance anxiety, and so would more. Read More

We're Ringing with the Rangers...Again!

Save the Date – July 29, 2017

Calling All Adventuresome Ringers!

Area 2 is looking for a few ringers and directors who are willing to step out of their comfort zones and join others in a handbell journey to Romania! Children and high school students have been working with five octaves of handchimes. Last June they were given their own set of handbells. This summer we are going to spend a week working with them and their new instruments. Learn More

Featured Membership Benefit

Have you ever wished you could talk directly to a handbell “celebrity” and ask them questions? Every other month, HMA hosts a one-hour live chat with a personality from within our talented ranks. The next Member Chat is on the Handbell Musician Certification Process. Chats are available exclusively to HMA members. Non-members, you can join at to get instant access!

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