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Denton Bell Band – resources for special needs handbell groups
Handbell Musicians of America (formerly AGEHR)
Hong Kong Handbell Academy – Emily Li’s excellent model for handbell pedagogy
Music Teachers National Association
National Association for Music Education
Organization of American Kodály Educators – musicianship training


ADG Printing – professional-looking marketing materials, with design help available
CBR Handbell Repair – repair of Whitechapel, P&F, and antique bells; aftermarket parts
Etymotic Research – hearing protection
Handbells Etc. – Canadian retailer of handbell sheet music and supplies
Jeffers Handbell Supply – major U.S. handbell sheet music and supply vendor. Online sound files for many pieces; use the Music Selection Assistant. 800-JHS-Bell
Malmark – handbells and equipment – 800-handbel (426-3235), 215-766-7200
Port-a-Bell – hard-shell travel bell cases
Rock N Roller multi-cart – cart for transporting handbell equipment, available through Guitar Center and other music stores, sometimes special order
Schulmerich – handbells and equipment – 800-772-3557, 215-257-2771
Seattle Fabrics – mostly outdoor fabrics, inexpensive source of Velcro
Stafford Regional Handbell Society – mallets
Steve Weiss Music – mallets, percussion instruments, books, sheet music
Ultimate Bell Case – hard shell travel cases
Ultimate Ring Binder – handbell demo recordings – email your request to Alanna Teragawa through the site or at
Urman English Handbell Repair – repair of Whitechapel bells – Petoskey, MI, 231-881-5658
Whitechapel Bell Foundry – handbells, cup bells, bell racks, and parts
Young’s Music – out-of-print sheet music

Publishers of solo/duo handbell music:

Choraegus Press – Larry Sue’s 8 bell duets
From the Top
Sonology (formerly STEP)

Copyright resources:

Understanding the law
U.S. Copyright Law – see especially Ch 1 Sec 106 (Exclusive rights in copyrighted works) and Ch 1 Sec 110 (Limitations on exclusive rights: Exemption of certain performances and displays)
U.S. Copyright Law – Circular 21 – on copying by educators and librarians
Columbia University – fair use checklist
Cornell Copyright Term Matrix
Music Publishers Association – see their Copyright Resource Center for a directory of publisher addresses, FAQ, and links to other copyright resources
National Association for Music Education – guide to copyright law for music educators
Stanford University Libraries Copyright & Fair Use Resource Center
United Methodist Church copyright resources – articles about common copyright dilemmas in churches

Licensing services
ASCAP – performance royalties. Use ACE database search to find copyright owners and arrangements.
BMI – performance royalties. Use the database search to find copyright owners and arrangements.
CCLI – Christian Copyright Licensing International. Licensing service for churches.
Christian Copyright Solutions – licensing service for churches
Copycat Music Licensing – represents Oxford University Press
Harry Fox – audio recording licenses
Easy Song Licensing – audio recording licenses
OneLicense – licensing service for churches
SESAC – performance royalties. Use the database search to find copyright owners and arrangements.
Tresóna – general music licensing service

Other resources:

Bulletproof Musician – popular blog with practice and performance advice
A Handbell Compendium – 272 page book by Michael Jedamzik, free download
Handbell Difficulty Levels – includes link to printed notation guide
Handbell Notation
Mutopia – public domain music online
Score Exchange – online scores, some for free, including arrangements for handbells
PDInfo – lists of public domain songs
Petrucci Music Library (International Music Score Library Project) – public domain music online. This site also contains a list of other sites with online scores.
WorldCat – online library catalog. You can search for a score you need and then request it from your local library through interlibrary loan.

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