September 20 was Connecticut Day at the Big E in Springfield. A group of handbell musicians under the direction of Samanatha Beschta practiced all summer and performed in the CT Pavillion. Thanks for representing Connecticut at this Big Event, Samantha, and all your ringers! Here’s the writeup from last year’s event.
FREE Fall Skill Building Workshops — Scheduled throughout Area 1 — sign up for one near you! NEW THIS YEAR! REGISTRATION IS FREE FOR MEMBERS and THEIR RINGERS! Bring your whole choir, or come on your own to brush up on or learn new skills, including four-in-hand, music reading, weaving and more! Great for beginners […]
Non Auditioned Adult Handbell Choir (18 and older) starting up September 18, associated with Granite State Ringers. Details in the flyer below.
The Bells of St. Matthews and The Lincoln Ringers are sponsoring a Holiday Rep Reading/Skill Building Workshop! This event is endorsed by the Handbell Musicians of America. Saturday, September 30, 2017, St. Matthew’s Church, Acton, MA, 8:30 am to 4 pm Register Here Join us for a day of Skill-Building, Rep-Reading, Bell-Ringing and FUN!! A […]
It’s not too late to order a CD of the final Concert. You have until JULY 31. Here’s the form and instructions.
Every two years, for as long as I can remember, there has been a fantastic handbell choir from outside of Area 1 attending Festival Conference. They are the Carol Ringers and Celebration Ringers from St. Matthew’s UMC in Annandale, VA. They are always a pleasure to listen to, and bring some youthful liveliness to the […]
Our Area 1 Elections have now concluded and I am happy to announce to you the new officers that will assume their positions this year: Lisa Arnold – Chair-Elect Cheryl Harger – Treasurer Diane Burke – Secretary Krishna Ersson will transition to Past-Chair and Carlene Ruesenberg will be your next Chair.
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 […]
Check the Festival Conference Page for additional info.
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 […]