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...

Thanks to you, Festival Conference is on!

Dear Friends and Area 1 Members,   As March comes to a close, I am pleased to report that our Planning Committee is making great progress in bringing you another memorable and meaningful Area 1 Festival Conference this June. We are inspired by hundreds of handbell...

SnagASub in 2022

SnagASub in 2022 Back in September, I collected up the material for SnagASub from Cindy McLean-Greeley as she wanted to retire as the coordinator. Cindy and Gail Granum  first organized the Area 1 SnagASub program in 2015. For anyone not familiar with SnagASub or how...

“Taste of Festival Conference” : A One-Day Pass

Are you unsure about making the full, four-day commitment, but you’d like to see what Festival Conference is all about? The new “Taste of Festival Conference” is a one-day experience, offered on Friday, June 24 or Saturday, June 25, for just $75 per person.   This...