Welcome to Area 1

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

Festival Conference 2021

University of Hartford, June 24-27, 2021

Area 1 Spring Rings

All Spring Rings cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 precautions. 
Click the button to learn more about your state’s spring ring.

Friends and Family Handbell Camp

Camp Wightman, Griswold, CT

Recent News

Submit your Margaret Shurcliff Award nominations by Dec 31, 2020

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE AREA 1 Margaret H. Shurcliff Leadership Award Is there someone special you know who tirelessly promotes handbells and HMA for Area1? Is there a teacher or director who had the patience and took the extra time to get you and...

Friends and Family Handbell Camp 2020 Cancelled

Dear Directors and Handbell Musicians, It is with heavy hearts that we have made the decision, based upon the guidelines of the healthcare experts, to cancel this year’s Friends and Family Handbell Camp. We are sure this announcement comes as no surprise to most of...