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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit 2020 has been CANCELLED


All event activities will take place at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, Texas.

Special Rates for Summit 2020

You can pick your path to rest and relaxation as there is no event hotel for Summit 2020.

Waco is served by most of the large hotel brands and offers many local options. For those who are not internet research warriors, our friends at the Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau have offered to help you find the best place to rest your head.


Waco, TX is served by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport for commerical flights and by Waco Regional Airport for private and charter flights. Currently, there are no courtesy shuttles from any airport; however, you can secure a private shuttle service or use your favorite rideshare provider.

For those participants driving to Summit 2020, Waco is located along I-35 between Autin and the Dallas/Fort Worth metro; there is ample free parking at the venue.

Area 9 reserves the right to cancel any portion or all portions of Summit 2020
if the number of registrations is deemed insufficient.

Firearms or weapons of any type are strictly prohibited at Summit 2020.
Columbus Avenue Baptist Church is a smoke/vape/tobacco free facility.

Summit 2020 Sponsors

To learn how to become a sponsor of Summit 2020, please click here.

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.