Silent Auction

​Handbell Musicians of America will be hosting TWO auctions for National Seminar, one online and one in-person. We are seeking items for both and ask you to review the following:


  • Online Auction – this auction will feature prizes available for bidding online only, and not for bidding in-person. Prizes will be sent directly from the donor to the winning bidder. Anyone can bid on items, whether they are attending National Seminar or not. Please complete a form detailing your donated item by June 7, 2024. Online Auction Donation Form

  • In-Person Silent Auction – this auction will feature prizes on-site at National Seminar. All bidding will take place at the event. Items will be delivered by the donor to the auction and the winning bidder will take their prize home with them at the conclusion of the event. Only those attending National Seminar will be able to bid on these prizes. Please complete a form detailing your item by June 23, 2024. NEW THIS YEAR –  We are tracking all auction item donations via an online system and ask that you complete forms in advance. In-Person Silent Auction Donation Form

Silent Auction Donation Ideas

Themed Baskets or Boxes

Collect items that represent your Area, state, or locality such as food items, souvenirs, items known for being manufactured in your area.

Handcrafted Craft Items

Are you a maker of jewelry, quilts, unique sewing projects, wood carvings, etc.? Consider donating your work either bell-related or otherwise.

Music Commissions

Each year, attendees look forward to bidding on music commissions from their favorite composers and arrangers. Your work would be a much-appreciated addition to the silent auction.

Virtual Coaching Session

People are becoming more used to learning in a virtual environment. If you’re a handbell clinician, you might offer your services for an online Zoom or Skype coaching session for a choir, ensemble or soloist.

A Weekend or a Week in a Timeshare

If you have some days in a timeshare you will not be using, consider donating them to the silent  auction

Handbell Books and Music

Do you have books or sets of music that you’re no longer using? Perhaps they can find a new home through the silent auction.