Winter Workshop 2020 Information

Winter Workshop January 31-February 1, 2020 UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA Register Now! 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...

A Gallery of Festival Conference 2019

Lots of people have shared many pictures on facebook and other social media sites, but here is a selection of some of our favorites.   2019-06-28-festival-conference-215 2019-06-28-festival-conference-055 2019-06-27-festival-conference-024...

New video captures the spirit of Area 1 Festival Conference

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...

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...