Welcome to Area 1

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

Ringer Reunion

Virtual Event

Area 1 Spring Rings

All Spring Rings cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 precautions. 
Click the button to learn more about your state’s spring ring.

Friends and Family Handbell Camp

Camp Wightman, Griswold, CT

Recent News

Area 1 Elections 2021

The nominating committee has been hard at work, and we now have six candidates running for the executive board of Area 1.  Click to find out who is running!

You’re invited to an Area 1 Ringer Reunion!

Through the magic of technology, Area 1 presents a joyful return to the music-making that unites us.  Join in remotely via YouTube Live for a handbell family reunion that brings us back to the tables to celebrate the artistry of massed ringing! The Virtual Massed Ring...

Area 1 Welcomes New Board Members  

November 19, 2020 – Lisa Arnold, Chair of the Board of Directors for Area 1 Handbell Musicians of America, has announced the appointment of two individuals to the Area 1 Board. Effective immediately, Charles Arnold will serve as Membership Chair, and Suzanne Neafus...

Submit your Margaret Shurcliff Award nominations by Dec 31, 2020

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE AREA 1 Margaret H. Shurcliff Leadership Award Is there someone special you know who tirelessly promotes handbells and HMA for Area1? Is there a teacher or director who had the patience and took the extra time to get you and...