This site represents handbell ringers from Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and North Carolina. Our organization promotes the musical art of handbell ringing.

Latest Updates

2017 discoveRING Youth Festival information added.
2017 Directors Seminar information added.
Ring with us at the Nationals Game on June 8 at 7:05 p.m.! Click here for more info!
May Bell-O-Gram has been posted.
The Area 3 Board Elections Nomination Form has been posted.
We’re now on twitter! Check us out using the link above
or find us at https://twitter.com/Area3Handbells.
CHIME Grant forms
updated for 2017

2017 Area 3 General Election Results

Congratulations to the following candidates for the Area 3 Board of Directors who have been elected as the Class of 2021:

  • Chair Elect: Al Reese
  • Treasurer: Leslie Lewis
  • At-Large Board Members: Neesa Hart and Barb Scheffter

Thanks to all of the candidates for their willingness to be on the ballot and to serve the members of Area 3 through these leadership positions.

More Upcoming Area 3 Events: Save the date!
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Want to post information about upcoming events and concerts? You can find special announcements on the Area 3 Online Calendar. If you have something you want to get rid of, or you are looking for something, and the something is handbell related, then we have the place for you! Check out the Classified Ads. In need of a substitute ringer on short notice? See who’s available in your area on our Substitute Ringer List. Also, through our CHIME loan program, Area 3 offers two 3 octave sets of hand chimes to groups hoping to introduce ringing opportunities in classroom, church and beyond. We also offer a CHIME grant program, supplementing the loan program, that will support the establishment and growth of strong ringing programs throughout schools in the Area 3 region.

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The latest area and state news, interesting articles, and upcoming events.