Winter Workshop January 31-February 1, 2020 UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA The Area 1 Winter Workshop will once again be at UMass Amherst but the format will be slightly different. Last year we had a ringing track called “Distinctly New England” with Karen James as...
Check out this new map of known handbell ensembles in Area 1. These groups are not necessarily members of Handbell Musicians of America, but as a service to you, we try to list every ensemble we can.
Lots of people have shared many pictures on facebook and other social media sites, but here is a selection of some of our favorites.
Anyone who has attended an Area 1 Festival Conference over the years will tell you that it is a fabulous, four-day handbell ringing extravaganza. Carrying the clout of being "The Area where it all began", our organizers work diligently to attract the best clinicians...
Lots of people have shared many pictures on facebook and other social media sites, but here is a selection of some of our favorites.read more
The first evening of Area 1’s 2019 Festival Conference brought the opening bell, the first Massed rehearsal, and the opening concert by Forté.read more