Welcome to Area 1

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

Festival Conference 2023!

Worcester State University
June 23-25, 2023

[Area 1’s event was] the best festival I’ve been a part of…it really had a National Seminar feel, but was much more personal and so professionally done! Thanks for making me feel at home and for taking such good care of me while I was there! I’m now an Area 1 fan!!
— Brian Childers, F/C2022 Massed & Tins Clinician

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Recent News

Handbell musicians present free concert on June 25

Worcester, MA – Whether you are a fan of handbell music or someone who has never seen a handbell concert, there will be an opportunity to experience this musical art form in all its glory, on Sunday, June 25, at Worcester State University. Handbell musicians,...

Area 1 Festival/Conference LIVESTREAMS!

Our closing concert is free and open to the public to attend. If you are near the Worcester Area, please consider joining us in person at the Worcester State University Wellness Center Competition Gym, as there is nothing that compares to hearing 325 handbell...

2023 Election Results Are In!

Every two years, elections are held in Area 1 to elect people to the following positions: Chairperson, Treasurer, and Secretary. In 2023, the Election Results are as follows: Chair Elect: Greg Urban.  Chair-elect serves for 2 years and then moves to Chair for 2 years...