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All event activities will take place at the Hampton Inn & Suites and Mequite Convention Center in Mesquite, Texas.

Located in the Rodeo Capital of Texas, this hotel and convention center just outside of Dallas is a spectacular destination for families and vacationers. Kick back and relax in fully renovated rooms and suites featuring flat-screen TVs and contemporary decor.

A quick drive will have you visiting the Mesquite Arts Center, the Mesquite Community Theater, and the Mesquite Community Band. You can also enjoy a round of golf at the nearby municipal golf course or browse the unique shops and farmers’ market of Heritage Square in Downtown Mesquite. After an exciting day exploring Mesquite, refresh back at the hotel with a swim in the outdoor pool or rejuvenate in the fitness center. Still need more? Find your real Texas flavor on the Mesquite Visitor’s Center website for a calendar of events, places to eat, and even more to explore.

Guest Room Details

Just renovated, these contemporary accommodations feature Clean & Fresh Hampton Beds® with duvet covers, spacious bathrooms, and personal coffeemakers. Stay entertained with the large flat screen TV with movies and free Wi-Fi access. Start your day the right way with a complimentary hot breakfast.

Standard Amenities
● Clean & Fresh Hampton Beds®
● Large workspace
● 32-inch HDTV
● Easy to Set Alarm Clock Radio
● On-Demand Movies & Video Games
● Free wi-fi (upgrades available)
● Hairdryer
● Waterpik(R) Showerhead
● Iron/ironing board
● Individual climate control
● Safety Deposit Box
● Personal coffeemaker, complete with condiments


Special Rate for Summit 2018

A special room rate has been secured for those attending Summit 2018. You will be able to select a room with either one king bed or two double beds for $114 per night (plus applicable sales taxes).


Registrations must be made prior to May 18, 2017. To update your hotel reservation, please use the link in the hotel-provided confirmation or contact the property directly at 972-329-3100.


The Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-Mesquite is served by Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Currently, there are no courtesy shuttles from either airport; however, you can secure a private shuttle service or use your favorite rideshare provider.

For those participants driving to Summit 2018, there is ample free parking at the hotel and convention center.

Area 9 reserves the right to cancel any portion or all portions of Summit 2018
if the number of registrations is deemed insufficient.

Summit 2018 Sponsors

Phillips 66
Dinner/Lunch Sponsor

Wilson Van Tine
Dinner/Lunch Sponsor

The Springer Company
Visionary Sponsor

Houston Bronze Ensemble
Director Sponsor

Malmark Bellcraftsmen
Musician Sponsor

Schulmerich Bells
Musician Sponsor

Austin Handbell Ensemble
Wi-Fi Sponsor

Heitz Handbells and Music
Wi-Fi Sponsor

Use of Tablets to Hold Music

Handbell Musicians of America is committed to upholding the copyright laws of the United States and protecting the rights of our publishers, arrangers, and composers. If you wish to use a tablet computer to hold your music in place of standard paper copies on a music stand, you must contact the publisher of each piece of music to first obtain permission to convert a purchased piece of music to the format required for the tablet you are using. Copies of the written permission received from publishers must be presented on request from the event organizer, event chair, or Handbell Musicians of America staff. Permission from a publisher for one piece does not imply permission for other songs from the same publisher. The title of each song used in this format must be included in the written permission received. Attendee should also have legally purchased copies of all music with them for verification.