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...

Winter Workshop 2022 – Cancelled due to Snowstorm

Due to the pending snow storm — blizzard? — we have made the decision to cancel Area 1’s Winter Workshop for this weekend at UMass Amherst. If you made a hotel reservation under our group rate, we have been told that your reservation has been...

Area 1 adopts vaccination policy

The board of directors of Area 1 recently approved a policy to address the guidelines that will be followed at Area 1 events regarding COVID-19 vaccination and masking. The complete policy is published here.  It may also be viewed at any time at this link: Area 1...