Welcome to Area 1

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

Festival Conference 2023!

Worcester State University
June 23-25, 2023

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Recent News

HMA Area 1 COVID-19 Policy Updated (9/11/2022)

This policy is intended to cover all Area 1 Sponsored events.  It does not affect endorsed events.  Policy as follows:HMA AREA 1 COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY (Updated 9/11/2022) PARTICIPANTS To ensure that Area 1 sponsored events are as safe as possible from the...

The Power of Self-Confidence

by Steve Mazeau While we like to describe handbell workshops as "skill building", I feel the real culprit, hiding in the shadows, is a lack of self-confidence. I see this in people who sit in the pews and say how nice the bells sound, and they want to try it, but...