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

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Latest Updates

February Bell-O-Gram has been posted.
Area 3 Composition Contest rules posted.
2019 Directors Seminar information added.
2019 Youth Festival information added.
2019 Ocean City Festival information added.
2019 Chesapeake Festival information added.


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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 four 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.