As the handbell tradition has grown, so has the quality and quantity of musical arrangements and interested musicians. In recent years, handbell ringers and choir directors have been establishing many new community choirs and ensembles. Many of these newer groups consist of serious musicians who truly understand and appreciate the art of handbell and handchime-ringing and are helping to elevate the practice to a more professional status.
The Handbell Musicians of America’s extensive programming is reflective of the growing strength and power of the handbell tradition. Dedicated to advancing the musical art of handbell/handchime ringing through education, community and communication, this organization offers resources to community groups and others seeking to establish or enhance handbell programs.