About Us

Our Board of Directors

President- Dana Lobaugh


Secretary- Kathy Stephenson


Treasurer- Sandra Hurlbert


Sarah Allen

Edward Asten 

Sandra Hurlbert 

Dana Lobaugh

Sueda Luttrell  

Carol Lynn Mizell

Frank Shroyer

Kathy Stephenson

Lynn Tedford

Thomas Williams

Our Purpose
  • Be a service oriented organization which provides information, resources, and services for handbell directors and ringers through the sharing of level-appropriate technique instruction and review of new and existing music from valid handbell industry sources

  • Communicate, as a forum for the exchange of ideas through publications and technology, and workshops which provide director and ringer training in the application and use of effective rehearsal strategies and ringing techniques

  • Promote the use of technology as a tool for handbell music education and to foster utilization of the most effective techniques and resources in the industry

  • Encourage a high standard of excellence in handbell music education by recognizing area member achievements and contributions to the industry

  • Establish and support partnerships and effective liaisons with organizations that have allied interests

  • Identify and establish effective strategies in promoting the handbell music industry

  • Support and cooperate with the national guild advocacy efforts by collaborating with those in the handbell music industry