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

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...

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...