• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Need-based Festival Conference Scholarship deadline extended to April 30

    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!

  • Spotlight: World’s Oldest UCC Congregation Celebrates with Commissioned piece

    West Parish of West Barnstable will be celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the congregation at a service on Sunday, October 16th at 3:00 PM in the Meetinghouse (2049 Meetinghouse Way, Rte. 149, West Barnstable).  The public is invited to attend.  A commissioned piece of music by Ted. L. Hine will be offered by choir, handbells, organ […]