Chime Loan Program

2019-2020 Handchime Application

Application Due Date: June 1


The Area 10 Board of Directors wishes to strongly encourage schools and churches to develop music programs using handchimes or handbells. To support the development of such programs, the Board has established a grant program for schools and churches that wish to begin a handchime program. The specifics of the pro-gram are listed below. Schools/Churches interested in applying for a grant should complete the accompanying application and return it to the appropriate State Chair.



Notes from our Recipients

2018 Montana

Victor K-12 schools appreciates the loan of the handchimes to the music program for the 2018-2019 school year. The chimes were used in general music classes and in high school choir. Third and fourth graders used them as they were learning about the music staff, and played an ostinato to a song (such as the round “Hey, Ho, Nobody Home”) while other students sang. It engaged the students and made them eager to play and learn music. In high school choir, we experimented with using them as the root of chords during a carol that referenced bells. Thank you for the use of these instruments!


Heidi Schnarr, Victor K-12 Music Teacher