Rhode Island RING-a-Palooza 2023

Spring Ring provides an opportunity for ringers to meet, share experiences, have fun, and develop musicianship and ringing skills. This event is sponsored by the Handbell Musicians of America for the benefit of its members. Registration is available only for current members of the Handbell Musicians of America, or members of any ensemble they represent. To join HMA, go to https://handbellmusicians.org/membership/join-the-guild/ Individuals, small groups, partial choirs, and complete choirs are all welcome.


Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9 AM to 12 PM


Dunn’s Corners Community Church
221 Post Road (Route 1)
Westerly, Rhode Island 

Event Schedule

  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Arrive and Check In
  • 9:00 – 11:00 AM: Small Group Games and Bell Olympics Events
  • 11:00 – 12:00 PM: Massed Ringing and Full Group Activities
  • 12 PM: Pack and Clean Up



Suzanne Neafus
RI State Chair
Handbell Musicians of America, Area 1

Susan Schultz
Event Registrar
Handbell Musicians of America, Area 1

Event Details

Are you in a Ringing Rut? Leave your inhibitions at home and join us. This half-day event will allow ringers of all ages to grow in their bell ringing experience. All levels are welcome, and no music to learn ahead of time. We will ring, we will laugh, and we will learn!

What to Bring

Each ringer should bring gloves and a music binder.

Registration Information

This event is free to all active HMA members. Pre-registration is requested by March 15th. Participating ringers may register individually or register more than one ringer, if they choose. Youth ringers are welcome! Please register at least one Adult as a chaperone for every ten registered ringers under the age of 18.


Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available on a variety of levels for members of the Handbell Musicians of America and the ensembles they direct. If you are in need of financial assistance in order to attend this event, please review the scholarship information and application directions on the scholarships page of the Area 1 website.


(Updated 1/26/2023)


Area 1 no longer requires masking for our events for participants or audience members.

All participants and audience members at Area 1 events are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in indoor venues, regardless of their vaccination status. The Area 1 board will revisit this policy and amend it as circumstances change and as required by venue.


By attending/participating, you acknowledge and fully understand the nature and extent of the risk related to the COVID-19 virus and other contagious diseases and agree to attend this event at your own risk. You expressly acknowledge that COVID-19 is highly contagious, and infection can result in death, the risk of infection and transmission are higher in indoor facilities, there are no safety precautions that totally eliminate the risk of contracting COVID-19, and individuals with various underlying medical conditions may experience worse outcomes.

NOTE: Where state, local and/or venue policies vary from the Area 1 policy, the more strict policy will be in effect.