What is the Chime Loan Program?

Area 6 owns one three-octave set of handchimes per state, and will lend one set to a school for one academic year. Each recipient will also receive a $50 gift certificate to be used to purchase educational materials.

Who is eligible?

Any public school music program which would like to incorporate chimes into their curriculum.

What is the responsibility of the Music Educator?

* To incorporate chimes in the school music program for up to one academic year.
* To utilize chimes in at least two concerts during the academic year.
* To explore the possibility of purchasing a set of chimes for ongoing use in the music classroom.
* To return the chimes to the Area 6 STATE Chair at the end school year.

What is the responsibility of the school?

Provide insurance coverage based on the replacement value of the chimes, accessories, and equipment while in possession of and in transit from the school district.
Pay postage and/or shipping fees for receipt and return of the chimes to the appropriate Area 6 STATE Chair.

AREA SIX OFFERS:
* A local or regional Handbell Musicians of America mentor
* Scholarship opportunities to an Area 6 festival or National Seminar
* Hands-on training time with the Area 6 mentor

How do I apply?

It’s easy! Download the Chime Loan Application and submit it to Chime Loan Application, c/o 5707 N. Angela Rd., Memphis TN 38120.