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

The Area 3 Board Election 2017 is here! Voting begins May 1. Click here for more info!

Directors Seminar 2017 | August 11-12 | Raleigh, NC

  • Level 1 Theory & Conducting HMA Certification classes & exam with Michael Glasgow
  • Non-certification classes taught by Raleigh Ringer members and others; Music for Small Number of Ringers (less than a 3-octave group), Creative Use of Bells in Worship, Sacred Repertoire, and Techniques
  • Registration opens in June; check the Area 3 website for registration materials.

More Upcoming Area 3 Events: Save the date!
Click here for more info!

Calling All Subs…
The Area 3 Board wishes to update the Ringer Substitute List available on the Area 3 site. If you are currently on our sub list, or would like to be, please click here and submit your information via the substitute form. Please make your updated or new submissions by June 1, 2017.

Ring with us at the Nationals Game on June 8 at 7:05 p.m.! Click here for more info!
The 2018 Composition Contest rules have been posted.
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


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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