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

February 2014 Bell-O-Gram posted
Scholarship forms updated for 2014-2015 year
2015 Composition Contest
2014 BRAVISSIMO! schedule posted
Rehearsal Notes for discoveRING YOUTH 2013 posted
Directors Seminar 2013
information posted
May 2013 Bell-O-Gram
Spring 2013 Festivals posted
Scholarship Information

Mysterium–a Virtual Handbell Ensemble–Premieres!

Misterium, our virtual handbell ensemble performance, premiered yesterday in E-Notes and on Facebook and Youtube.  In just one day we surpassed 1000 views.  Help us get even more! What a great way to introduce handbells to your friends and family!

Continuing Professional Development

Area 3 will verify participation towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units for specific classes, hands-on experience and leadership seminars. If you have a pre-approved personal professional development plan in place that includes Area 3, please contact Debbie Henning, Coordinator of Events, by email or call her at (410) 848-5482 at least 2 weeks prior to the event to arrange for a CPD Certificate to be issued.


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.

february 2014 bellogram<< Read the Bell-O-Gram

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