Welcome to GDHA!

© 2019 by GDHA

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About Us

Our Board of Directors

President- Carol Lynn Mizell


Secretary- Debby Patton


Treasurer- Lynn Tedford 


Edward Asten

Pat Goold  

Sandra Hurlbert 

Zana Kizzee

Sueda Luttrell

Walter A. Milligan  

Martha Smith  

Kathy Stephenson 

Lynn Tedford  

Estelle Weise

Phyllis Wilson

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