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

Area 3 Board General Election
Area 3 is holding an important election to fill the board positions of Chair-Elect and three Board-At-Large Directors. Please click here to vote by Monday, September 21, at 5:00 PM.

washington-nationals-logoHandbell Musicians of America Area 3 3rd Annual Ringing of the National Anthem

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Game Time: 4:05 p.m.

Latest Updates

September 2015 Bell-O-Gram has been posted
2015 discoveRING YOUTH has been posted (2 festivals this year!)
2015 Directors Seminar has been updated with a downloadable brochure
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 2015
Scholarship forms updated for 2015


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.