Area 9 of the Handbell Musicians of America serves Texas and Oklahoma. Area 9 is a non-profit corporation recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 charitable organization organized under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act. The primary objectives of Area 9 are to educate, to promote the exchange of ideas relating to handbell and handchime ringing and to sponsor educational activities that are not exclusively competitive.
In addition to local and regional events, Area 9 puts on one major conference every other year. This conference is a great way to network with other ringers and directors, take amazing classes from some of the best teachers and clinicians in the country, and hear new and exciting music for handbells.