As of October 1, the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers is now doing business as Handbell Musicians of America (“The Guild” for short). Their updated website is live, and they hope the new name will prove to be more accessible to the next generation of ringers.
The Guild’s New Initiatives campaign extends to the various regions as well. In the future, you will always be able to find us by visiting http://area6.handbellmusicians.org. Right now that link points to our old site, but we hope to update that soon. We also expect to receive a new Area 6 logo incorporating elements of the new brand.
It being October of an odd-numbered year, our newest slate of officers is now in effect, and our Officers page has been updated to reflect this. The next regional board meeting is happening in Birmingham on October 21, and there should be more news to report coming out of that meeting.
Our Events page has also been updated with information from the most recent Alabama newsletter. If you know of any other events coming up as we enter the busy holiday season, please send in the information so we can spread the word!