Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available on a variety of levels. If you are in need of financial assistance in order to attend this event, please apply for the financial assistance scholarship. Directors who are members of the Handbell Musicians of America in Area 1 and have never attended an Area 1 or National event may apply for the Bradford Scholarship for Directors. Choirs attending an Area 1 event for the first time may apply for the Bradford Scholarship for Choirs. For more scholarship information, please see the scholarships page.


Chime Loan Program

Your school or organization could borrow a set of handchimes for a year.

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Margaret Shurcliff Award

The membership and Board of HANDBELL MUSICIANS OF AMERICA AREA 1 may present this Award every two years, at the Area 1 Biennial Meeting, to a present, former, or deceased member, in recognition of noteworthy and lasting contributions to Area 1, including:

  • …teaching effectively
  • …promoting healthy handbell ringing practices
  • …organizing and promoting local, statewide or Area 1 ringing events
  • …mentoring new choirs and ringers
  • …upholding The Guild motto — “Uniting people through a musical art.”