Spring Rings around Area 1

Scholarships Available

Individuals who are a member of Handbell Musicians of America (or who are part of a group that is a member) and have a need for some financial assistance in order to attend this event, please apply for the financial assistance scholarship.

Directors who are members of the Handbell Musicians of America and have never attended an Area 1 or National event may apply for the Bradford Scholarship for Directors.

Choirs/Ensembles who have at least one person who is a member of Handbell Musicians of America and are attending an Area 1 or National Event for the first time may apply for the Bradford Scholarship for Choirs.


Director’s Workshop Date:April 26, 2019
Director’s Workshop Location: St. James Episcopal Church, Essex Jct., VT

Spring Ring Date:April 27, 2019
Spring Ring Location: Champlain Valley Union HS, Hinesburg, VT
Clinician: Stephanie Rhodes

More Info/Registration PDF: 2019 VT Spring Ring registration

New Hampshire

Date: CANCELLED due to insufficient registrations
Location:  Rundlett Middle School, 144 South St., Concord, NH 03301
Clinician: Dan Moore
Info/Registration: Check back next year!

Event Contact: Joan Fossum jeafbell@gmail.com


Notes:Maine has a spring ring every other year, on even numbered years. The next spring ring in Maine will be in 2020.


Date: March 30, 2019
Location: Haddam-Killingworth Middle School, Killingworth, CT
Clinician: David Harris (Director of Raleigh Ringers)
More information and registration link here

The Spring Ring provides an opportunity for ringers to meet, share experiences, have fun, and develop musicianship and ringing skills. The event is open to all ringers; individuals, small groups, partial, and complete choirs are all welcome, as long as the choir or director has a membership in Handbell Musicians of America.  Cost is $15 per person.  Youth choir members are welcomed, but they must be accompanied by chaperones.  Non-ringing chaperones will not be charged a participation fee.

Extra Scholarship Available: The Shoreline Ringers will sponsor $300 in scholarships toward the purchase of music to be used at the CT Spring Ring. Full or partial bell choirs may apply. The maximum scholarship amount per choir will be $100. Bell choirs who wish to apply should do so by March 1.  Please contact Mobby Larson at ct.area1@handbellmusicians.org

Rhode Island

No Spring ring in Rhode Island this year.  Look for an event on October 5!

Date: Oct 5, 2019

Notes:  For more information contact:  Donna Horan at ri.area1@handbellmusicians.org




Date: April 25, 2020 (10AM – 4:30 PM)
Tewksbury Memorial High School, 320 Pleasant St., Tewksbury, MA 01876

More information and registration link to come


  • Massed – Glad Hearts Rejoice! – Michael Mazzatenta – AG35379 – Level 2+
  • Massed – The Church’s One Foundation – arr. Robert James Lamb – AG35380 – Level 2

  • Tins – Morning Glory – Brenda Austin – AG23056 — Level 2-

  • Coppers – When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – arr. Michael Kastner and Kevin McChesney – JHS9179 – Level 3

Rehearsal Notes: To come

Event Contacts:

Susan Lee or Abby Schoppe at ma.area1@handbellmusicians.org