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December Fundamental Tone Available now!

December 2, 2017 4:53 PM

See the latest fundamental tone for notes from our area chair, state chairs, Chime Loan Chair, and the Klapper Kafe.

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Spotlight on Chime In! Music With a Mission

December 2, 2017 8:20 AM

Chime In! Music With a Mission, directed by Rick Wood, was recently featured by WTNH News Channel 8.  The story can also be found on their website here: http://wtnh.com/2017/12/01/cruisin-connecticut-chime-in-bell-choir-christmas-in-bethlehem-ct/ I’ll reprint the text below, for historical purposes.  If anyone has a link to a video, I can post that here as well.  Email webmaster.area1@handbellmusicians.org BETHLEHEM, […]

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Spotlight on “Back To Bells”

November 22, 2017 4:45 PM

This Spotlight article is written by Steve Mazeau after he attended a 2017 Back to Bells event.  Area 1 Back To Bells workshops are sponsored by the national Handbell Musicians of America, but draws from the experience and leadership of the members of Area 1. The goal of these workshops is to get bells out […]

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Spotlight on Mary McCleary

November 5, 2017 9:07 AM

With sadness, the handbell world says our goodbye and godspeed to Mary McCleary, who passed away on October 15, 2017. She was a prolific composer, director, organist, and friend to many of the ringers in the Handbell Musicians of America. Mary G. McCleary was the Chairman of Area I of the New England Guild of […]

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Spotlight on The Connecticut Ringers

September 21, 2017 8:47 AM

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.    

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FREE! Fall Skill Building Workshops!

September 18, 2017 7:25 PM

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 […]

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New Community group for new ringers in NH

September 4, 2017 7:27 PM

Non Auditioned Adult Handbell Choir (18 and older) starting up September 18, associated with Granite State Ringers. Details in the flyer below.

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Holiday Rep Reading + Skill Building Workshop w/ Lincoln Ringers

August 10, 2017 6:45 PM

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 […]

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Festival Conference 2017: CD Orders

July 4, 2017 6:25 PM

It’s not too late to order a CD of the final Concert.  You have until JULY 31. Here’s the form and instructions.

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Spotlight: Special Guests from Area 3: Carol Ringers and Celebration Ringers

May 22, 2017 6:59 PM

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 […]

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