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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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Area 1 Election Results

May 6, 2017 12:00 PM

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.  

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Guest Post: How I spent my summer vacation

February 9, 2017 5:15 PM

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 […]

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Festival Conference registration closes May 28!

January 27, 2017 6:26 PM

Check the Festival Conference Page for additional info.

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Call to Action! Area 1 Seeks Communications Director

November 3, 2016 1:49 PM

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 […]

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Spotlight: World’s Oldest UCC Congregation Celebrates with Commissioned piece

September 16, 2016 3:05 PM

West Parish of West Barnstable will be celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the congregation at a service on Sunday, October 16th at 3:00 PM in the Meetinghouse (2049 Meetinghouse Way, Rte. 149, West Barnstable).  The public is invited to attend.  A commissioned piece of music by Ted. L. Hine will be offered by choir, handbells, organ […]

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Spotlight: Bronze Ambassadors at the Big E!

September 2, 2016 8:52 AM

The Bronze Ambassadors of the United Christian Academy in Newport, VT will represent the state of Vermont on Vermont Day at the Big E, September 24. They will be playing two concerts, one at 1:00 and the other at 3:00 on the Storrowtown Tavern green. They will be joined by some special guests, and will […]

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Oct 1: The Bells of St. Matthews and The Lincoln Ringers host Rep Reading/Skill Building Workshop

September 1, 2016 8:46 AM

The Bells of St. Matthew’s and The Lincoln Ringers are pleased to sponsor our third annual Holiday Rep Reading and Skill Building Workshops. KICK OFF THE FALL WITH THE FOURTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY REP READING AND SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS We’ll have a variety of skill building and fun workshops in the morning followed by an afternoon of rep […]

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In the Spotlight: Ed Henderson on “A Unique Instrument”

August 16, 2016 6:43 AM

[This article has been reposted from the Lowell Sun.  See the original article for an additional video.] TEWKSBURY — It started when his parents put him in the handbell-ringing choir at his church in Newton. “They needed to have something for this crazy teenager to get involved in,” Edward Henderson Jr. said. Now 68, Henderson […]

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Festival/Conference 2017 Repertoire posted

May 16, 2016 11:00 AM

Please check out the Festival Conference page for details. (Or click this header to bring you to the page.)

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