What is Area 3?
Handbell Musicians of America is a non-profit organization established in 1954 to promote the art of English Handbell Ringing.
The Guild strives for musical excellence through: national and area events; publications; the exchanges of ideas related to techniques of ringing, composing, and arranging music, conducting, and other timely information. National events are held to bring together ringers and directors from all over the world, while area events permit a more limited geographical participation. These events are a prime source of new ideas for both ringers and directors, thereby “uniting people through a musical art.”
The Guild is organized into twelve geographical areas. Area 3 is comprised of the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina and also includes the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
If you are new to handbells, or new to Area 3, please take the time and read about our Area 3 Events. You will find the information to be useful! Also, you will want to check out the services that Area 3 provides.
Past Chairs of Area 3
Area 3 would like to thank the Area 3 Past Chairs for their dedication of time and talent which has helped Area 3 better serve its members.
|Slater C. Mounts||1960-1962|
|Mary Emma Allen||1965-1967|
|Mrs. Howard Albright||1968|
|Slater C. Mounts||1968-1970|
|Slater C. Mounts||1971-1973|
|Herbert D. Maynard||1973-1974|
|James D. Reich||1974-1976|
|Jerry D. Jones||1989-1991|
|Mark K. Gourley||1995-1997|
|Ann Y. Schmidt||1999-2001|
|Frances S. Vaughan||2001-2003|