Handbell Industry Council Exhibits

The Handbell Industry Council (HIC) represents handbell manufacturers, retailers, publishers, educators, performers, and other companies that support handbell musicians.

HIC coordinates vendor exhibits during the National Seminar offering Seminar attendees the opportunity to browse and purchase products and services. In addition, HIC offers Showcases during the Seminar schedule. These sessions provide informative presentations and reading sessions featuring HIC member products, publications, and services.

New at the 2018 National Seminar is the HIC “Happy Hour Shopathon” – a late night shopping opportunity on Friday night. Plan now to join HIC members. Shop. Visit. Shop some more. Enjoy the cash bar and snacks. Prizes. End the evening with more shopping opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you in Grand Rapids.

A number of HIC companies will present showcases at National Seminar this year. GO HERE for showcase descriptions.

News & Announcements

Master Class in Conducting applications are due by APRIL 3

Scholarship applications are due by APRIL 15

National Seminar Early-bird registration deadline is MAY 15.
Register now to save $55 on full registration.

Daily Registration options are now available.

Event Schedules

General Event Schedule

Pre-registration is required for all Seminar classes. To help you plan which classes you wish to take before completing the online registration process, you may download and fill out the following Personal Event Schedule Planner.



Use of Tablets to Hold Music 

Handbell Musicians of America is committed to upholding the copyright laws of the United States and protecting the rights of our publishers, arrangers and composers.  If you wish to use a tablet computer to hold your music in place of standard paper copies on a music stand, you must contact the publisher of each piece of music to first obtain permission to convert a purchased piece of music to the format required for the tablet you are using.  Copies of the written permission received from publishers must be presented on request from the event organizer, event chair, or Handbell Musicians of America staff. Permission from a publisher for one piece does not imply permission for other songs from the same publisher.  The title of each song used in this format must be included in the written permission received. Attendee should also have legally purchased copies of all music with them for verification.