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...

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...