• Guest Post: How I spent my summer vacation

    In the fall of 2016, a group of handbell ringers organized by Steve Mazeau did something that perhaps hadn’t been done before–they played a concert at “The Big E.”  What follows is his account of the experience from start to end. How I Spent My Summer Vacation By Steve Mazeau Handbell groups usually follow the […]

  • New Scholarship Available for Festival Conference!

    The Area 1 Board is proud to announce a NEW scholarship opportunity At the January 21, 2017 Area 1 Board Meeting, a vote was taken to create a new scholarship line item in the Area 1 Operating Budget. The Board hopes to award partial scholarships to Handbell Musicians of America Area 1 members (or ringers […]

  • Festival Conference Group Pre-registration has begun!

    Check the Festival Conference Page for additional info.

  • Spring Registrations are open!

    Check out the spring ring page for a spring ring near you!

  • Winter Workshop@UMASS Amherst: Registration is open

    Winter Workshop A chance for directors (and Non-Directors) to get together and improve skills, share experiences and tips, and learn to be more effective teachers and ringers. The event runs Friday night through Saturday in the winter. Area 1 Winter Workshop 2017 Starting: Friday February 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM EST Ending: Saturday February 4, […]

  • Call to Action! Area 1 Seeks Communications Director

    The Area 1 Board would like to announce the posting of the job description of the Area 1 Communications Director position. This volunteer will be empowered to rethink the way we communicate with our members and lead a team to revitalize our communication mediums. That last part is important: this person will not be alone […]