Welcome to Area 1

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

Festival Conference 2022!

University of Hartford
June 23-26, 2022

Winter Workshop 2022

Umass Amherst
Jan 28-29, 2022

Recent News

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...

Friends and Family Handbell Camp 2020 Cancelled

Dear Directors and Handbell Musicians, It is with heavy hearts that we have made the decision, based upon the guidelines of the healthcare experts, to cancel this year’s Friends and Family Handbell Camp. We are sure this announcement comes as no surprise to most of...

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