Welcome to Area 1

Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Festival Conference 2019

June 27-30, 2019
University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

Recent News

Spotlight on Mary McCleary

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...

Spotlight on The Connecticut Ringers

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...

FREE! Fall Skill Building Workshops!

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,...

Int’l Symposium Travel Blog

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