Ring of Fame Recognition Process

The Area 11 2002-2004 Board established the Ring of Fame for those who have  made outstanding contributions to the art of Handbell/Handchime ringing.

Area 11 Ring of Fame recognizes exceptional service and commitment to  handbell/handchime ringing in general. Service and commitment may include:

  • Contributions as an Area 11 or Sub-Area elected officer.
  • Volunteer work accomplished at Area 11 or Sub-Area level.
  • Achievement of National recognition for contributions to Handbell Musicians  of America, Inc.
  • Development of materials or methods specific to handbells/handchimes.
  • Extended teaching/conducting that has raised the musical standards for ringing.
  • Compositions for handbells/handchimes.
  • Efforts to expand the art of handbell/handchime ringing into new areas
    Educational, Community, Church, or other populations.

The Area 11 Ring of Fame is awarded every two (2) years at the Area 11 Festival/Conference.

There may be no more than four (4) recipients per festival.

The award may be presented posthumously.

Qualifications for Ring of Fame Nominees:

  • The candidate should be a current member of Handbell Musicians of America,Inc. However,  exceptions may be approved by the Area 11 Board of Directors.
  • The candidate must have made significant contributions in one or more of the  areas listed above.

Selection Process 
Ring of Fame Nomination Form
Recognition Process