Handbell Industry Council Exhibits

The Handbell Industry Council (HIC) represents handbell manufacturers, retailers, publishers, educators, performers, and other organizations that support handbell musicians. We hope your experience in Orlando will be filled with wonderful opportunities to ring, learn, network with others, discover resources, and form new friendships.

 

Looking for some fun Sunday night? The Handbell Industry Council Happy Hour Shopathon is the place to be. Shop! Visit! Shop some more! Enjoy a cash bar and snacks. Win prizes!
HIC coordinates vendor exhibits during the event which offer attendees the opportunity to browse and purchase products and services for their handbell program. In addition, HIC schedules Showcase sessions where individual businesses offer 75-minute informative presentations, reading sessions, and mini-concerts featuring their products and publications.

 

  • Be sure to visit the HIC Exhibit Area
  • a great gathering place
  • browse and purchase products and services
  • tables and chairs where you can eat, visit, relax, and network, PLUS charging stations for your devices
  • Grab-and-go food options for breakfast and lunch offered just outside the entrance to the exhibits
  • random prize drawings during the posted shopping times. You must be present to win.

 

Don’t miss the Handbell Industry Showcases
Informative presentations and reading sessions featuring
Handbell Industry Council member products, publications, and services.

News & Announcements

Event Schedules

General Event Schedule
Daily Class 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.

DOWNLOAD PERSONAL EVENT PLANNER


In-Person Portion of National Seminar Cancelled Due to Resurgence of COVID-19 Cases

Due to last week’s resurgence of COVID-19 cases throughout Florida, Handbell Musicians of America has cancelled all onsite activities for the annual National Seminar previously scheduled for Orlando. The safety of Seminar participants is – and always has been – the organization’s top priority. So, while event organizers, volunteers, faculty, and staff would love to see everyone in person, that is simply not a safe option. 

HMA is still holding its FIRST-EVER Virtual National Seminar on July 16-19, 2020. It will be a new and different experience, but certainly a fun and educational one that puts no one at risk. This robust socially-distanced seminar includes all the classes you expect from HMA events plus new offerings like: 

  • Incorporating 12-bell music and other small-ensemble options
  • Twenty virtual HIC booths with options to meet live with company representatives
  • Keeping up your skills at home, without bells
  • Planning for a safe return to in-person ringing
  • Creating your own virtual ensemble

Beyond this engaging and informative curriculum, the virtual seminar also includes online game nights and nightly concerts, to help participants socialize with other musicians from around the world.

Even though the in-person National Seminar is cancelled, there is still so much value being shared.

Achieving Artistic Arpeggios

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