Spring Rings around Area 1

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all 2020 Spring Rings have been cancelled.  Some events may be rescheduled to the Fall.  The information below will be updated with details about Fall 2020 dates as it becomes available.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available on a variety of levels. If you are in need of financial assistance in order to attend one of these events, please review the scholarship information and application directions on our scholarships page.


Director’s Workshop Date:April 23, 2021
6 – 9 PM.
Director’s Workshop Location: Newport Church of God, Derby, VT

Spring Ring Date:April 24, 2021
Spring Ring Location: North Country Union High, Newport, VT
Clinician: Monica McGowan

More Info/Registration PDF:
To Come

New Hampshire

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020, from  8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
Location:  Abbott Downing School, 152 South Street Concord, NH 03301
Clinician: Dan Moore
Existing registrations will be refunded
Event Contacts: Heidi Prior & Hilary Justice nh.area1@handbellmusicians.org


Date:  Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location:  Auburn Middle School, 38 Falcon Drive, Auburn, ME 04210
Clinicians: Dan Moore (Coppers and Massed) and Kim Visbaras (Tins)
Rescheduling under consideration
Stay tuned for further details
Event Contact: Sue Evans, me.area1@handbellmusicians.org


Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Haddam-Killingworth Middle School, Killingworth, CT
Clinician: Jane Nolan
Existing registrations will be refunded
Event Contact:
Gina Williams
CT State Chair
Extra Scholarship Available: The Shoreline Ringers will sponsor $300 in scholarships toward the purchase of music to be used at the CT Spring Ring. Full or partial bell choirs may apply. The maximum scholarship amount per choir will be $100. Bell choirs who wish to apply should do so by March 15.  Please contact Gina Williams at ct.area1@handbellmusicians.org.

Rhode Island

5th Annual RI Holiday Handbell Spectacular

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: TBD
Clinician: TBD
Info/Registration: N/A
Public Concert at 7pm

Notes:  For more information contact:  Donna Horan at ri.area1@handbellmusicians.org




Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Tewksbury Memorial High School, 320 Pleasant St., Tewksbury, MA 01876
Clinician: Diane Burke
Info/Registration: EVENT CANCELLED
Event Contacts:
Abigail Schoppe
MA State Chair

Karen Leonard
Event Co-Chair