CHIME Loan Program

chimerHandbell Musicians of America Area 11 participates in the Chimes and Handbells in Music Education (CHIME) program. We own several 3 Octave sets of handchimes which are available for loan for a full school year to use in school or church music programs in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming.  Sets are loaned with accompanying curricula and Handbell Musicians of America Area 11 will supply a mentor upon request.

Applicants are required to fill out an application form.

CHIME Loan information and application

Schools and Churches using the Chime Sets for the 2022-2023 School year are:

Ingrid Daniel, Remington Elementary School – Colorado Springs, CO

Lori Thornbrue, Golden Fields Elementary – South Jordan, UT

Rebecca Cauthern, Maine Consolidated School – Parks, AZ

Ruth Myers, Heart of the Rockies – Fort Collins, CO

Alex Johnson, Quist Middle School – Thornton, CO

Schools and Churches using the Chime Sets for the 2021-2022 School year are:

Jessica Campbell, Legacy Traditional School  – Tucson, AZ

Becky Zaremba, Community Presbyterian Church – Pinetop, AZ

Sara Nybo – Pleasant Grove, UT

Haley Taylor, Legacy Traditional School – Phoenix, AZ

MaryAnn Sundby, Epiphany Lutheran Church – Castle Rock, CO

Schools and Churches using the Chime Sets for the 2020-2021 School year are:

Shelli Boynton, Bellmont Classical Academy Upper School – Herriman, Utah

Liz Shields, Rose Creek Elementary – Herriman, Utah

Jared Carmen, Bellmont Classical Academy – American Fork, Utah

Brittany Bennett, Lomand View Elementary – Pleasant View, Utah

Andrea Jenkins, Desert Wind Middle School – Maricopa, Arizona

David Burrows, United Methodist Church – Denver, Colorado

Elenor Burns, Rawlins Elementary School – Rawlins, Wyoming


“It’s been wonderful. Over the summer I had twelve ringers. We dropped to 8 during the winter. We are a summer ( second home) community. One of our congregants was so moved by the chimes he gave money for 4 octaves of chimes. Being a new director has been an experience I never could have imagined. “