Welcome to Area 1

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

Festival Conference 2019

June 27-30, 2019
University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

Recent News

Bells of Peace – November 11

Handbell musicians are invited to ring Bells of Peace on November 11 On November 11, 2018, at 11:00 am, handbell musicians across America are invited to toll bells in their communities to commemorate the centennial of the armistice that brought an end to hostilities...

Amy Rollins named Area 1 Communications Director

Carlene Ruesenberg, Chair of the Handbell Musicians of America Area 1, is pleased to announce that Amy Rollins has been appointed and is now serving Area 1 as its Communications Director. Working collaboratively with executive leadership, the Webmaster and Newsletter...

Spotlight on: Exploring Area 1 with SnagASub

A Common Problem; A Creative Solution; A Bit of Genius By Steve Mazeau      If bell choir directors were to create a list of their most nagging, non-musical problems, finding substitute ringers would probably be somewhere near the top of the list. Doesn’t the real...

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