Handbell Musicians of America is the national organization devoted to “uniting people through the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing.” As the principal voice for this medium, we envision a community in which handbell musicians of every skill level realize their full potential through mentorship, education and events. We place great value on the role of education at all levels of our organization.

Illinois, as part of Area 8 of the Handbell Musicians of America,  wishes to encourage schools and other educational institutions (both public and private schools) to develop music education programs using handchimes and handbells.  To support the development of such programs, we are pleased to offer a grant program to schools.

The grant provides a 3 octave set of handchimes for one semester (approx. 4 months) with teaching materials, a support network and/or mentor, and a one-year membership to Handbell Musicians of America.

Contacts:
Shelley May-Hutchinson and Aimee Legatzke  – Handchime Loan Program Coordinator
Diane Oster – Handchime Loan Program Mentor

For more information, and to apply for the grant, please click on the links below:
Handchime loan program Agreement and Responsibilities
Handchime loan Loan Application

 

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