Welcome to Area 1

Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

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Festival Conference 2019

Coming July 2019
University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

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State Spring Rings

Can’t make it to Festival/Conference?  Come to a Spring Ring for a chance to hone your skills and make beautiful music in a smaller venue closer to home!

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Local Skill Building Workshops

Area 1 tries hard to provide free opportunities to learn new skills, practice your old ones, and meet new ringers at our local skill building.

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Area 1 Calendar

Do you have an upcoming event that's not yet listed? Email webmaster.area1@handbellmusicians.org to get it added!

Recent News

MA Spring Ring registration is open

Attend the 32nd MA SPRING RING We hope you will register and join fellow ringers from all over Massachusetts and surrounding states for a day of Massed ringing under the direction of clinician Jane Nolan, Director of the Shoreline Ringers of southeastern Connecticut. ...

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...

Spotlight on Chime In! Music With a Mission

Chime In! Music With a Mission, directed by Rick Wood, was recently featured by WTNH News Channel 8.  The story can also be found on their website here: http://wtnh.com/2017/12/01/cruisin-connecticut-chime-in-bell-choir-christmas-in-bethlehem-ct/ I'll reprint the text...