The Newsletter of Area 1 | Volume XXXVI No. 3 | June 2021
News for Handbell Musicians in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont 
Editor's Note: The delivery of the June Fundamental Tone was delayed in order to include the results of the recent Executive Board Member elections.

Meet Your New Executive Board Members

For more information about your new board members , click here
Notes from THE CHAIR
Lisa Arnold, Area 1 Chair
Greetings Area 1!
As I write this, the world is starting to open up again after 18 long months of quarantine and lockdown.
I don’t know about you, but I am so excited to get back to ringing bells with a group again, and to gather for some much needed community time.
Speaking of ringing together again, Area 1 just wrapped up an excellent Ringer Reunion under the direction of Marilyn Becker, the director of Hancock Carillon of Lexington, Mass. We had over 40 ringers participate from Areas 1, 2 and 12! .....More

Greetings from Connecticut -
It was exciting to take part in the recent Virtual Ringer Reunion. Not quite the same as playing live, but still great to once again ring in a group setting. There were many from Connecticut, who participated in the Mass Ring Workshop and hope you are also looking forward to the upcoming watch party....More
Notes from MAINE
On Friday, April 23rd, members of the Maine Spring Ring committee gathered in Auburn to celebrate Sue Evans, our top-notch leader who retired from her role as Maine State Chair, Area 1, last October....More
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The bells v the boutique hotel: the battle to save Britain’s oldest factory

Lemonade Recipe from the Pandemic
By Jane Nolan

As church musicians, we have had our share of lemons during the pandemic. No singing choir, no handbell choir, no fellowship, and, in most cases, no in-person worship. 

Before COVID I had an 11 member youth handbell choir from 3rd grade to 10th grade. That choir came to an abrupt halt in March of 2020....More
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