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Handchime Lending Program

The purpose of AGEHR Area 2's Handchime Lending Program is to promote the ringing of handchimes in Public or Private Elementary or Secondary schools, Churches, or Community Groups within our area of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Ontario. This program is a valuable introduction to the art of ringing instruments and often becomes a focal point in expanding such programs in the local community.

About the Loan Program

AGEHR Area 2 has several sets of three-octave handchimes to loan.

The loan period are:

  • One (1) school year (September 1 through June 1) with return of handchimes to Area 2 by June 15,
     -OR-
  • One (1) summer session (July 1 August 15) with return of handchimes to Area 2 by August 22.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Public or Private Elementary or Secondary school, Church, or Community Group within Area 2 of AGEHR.
  2. Handchimes will be loaned only once to a particular school, church or group.
  3. Preference will be given to a new school district before another school within the same district.
  4. Preference will be given to organizations with existing music programs.
  5. Must be a member of Handbell Musicians of America [AGEHR], or willing to become a member of Handbell Musicians of America [AGEHR} if loan is approved.

  6.  

Deadline for Applications

May 1 postmark of year of summer session or traditional fall start of school. Applications will be accepted until all available sets have been allocated. Contact the AREA 2 CHiME Chair about availability.

Downloadable Documents

The current Handchime Lending Brochure is available for your download. Please print both documents as they represent the front and back of the single brochure.

2009-2011 CHiME Lending Program Brochure, Page 1

2009-2011 CHiME Lending Program Brochure, Page 2

A Lending Agreement for this program can be downloaded   here.  

The above forms are PDF forms. If you require PDF, click on: 

PROGRAM CONTACT: Bob Ward, 99 Sunny Brook Circle, Highland, NY 12528-1324  USA, Email: RJWardNY@optonline.net



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