Navigating the World of Handbells

We invite you to visit the sites of bell teams from all over the U.S. The handbell world is exciting!


Agape Ringers

The Agape Ringers is a Chicago-based, auditioned community handbell ensemble, founded in 1992 by David L. Weck. This group has been privileged to share its joy of ringing with concert audiences across the U.S. and in England.

Austin Handbell Ensemble

Austin Handbell Ensemble was founded in September 1995 by Austin area directors and ringers who were interested in establishing a community handbell choir. Dedicated to excellence in ringing and to promoting musical education at all levels, AHE is under the direction of Bob Avant. Assistant director is Elizabeth Avant Gilligan.

Bells of the Sound

Bells of the Sound is a nationally acclaimed handbell ensemble that has been pioneering handbell artistry and excellence since 1989. This group of 15 auditioned musicians is known for their high-caliber, energetic and entertaining performances.

Cast of Bronze

Cast of Bronze is a 15-member auditioned handbell ensemble from Dallas, Texas. Directed by Chris Nabors, this handbell team performs on more than 300 handbells and chimes. They have a rich history, performing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Women’s Chorus, the Plano Civic Chorus and have been featured performing ensemble for the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar.

Concert Bells of Fort Worth

Concert Bells of Fort Worth is an auditioned community handbell ensemble of advanced ringers from the North Texas area. CBFW is dedicated to musical excellence through artistic handbell performance. This group is under the direction of Stephanie Rhoades.


Embellish is a community handbell ensemble representing the greater Grand Rapids area. Embellish was founded in the fall of 1995 to be a professional level group that promotes the art of handbell ringing by providing a high quality musical experience for diverse audiences. Director is Stephanie Wiltse.

Handbell Musicians of America

Handbell Musicians of America This is the official site for updates and information on the progress of new initiatives being developed by AGEHR (American Guild of English Handbell Ringers), now called the Handbell Musicians of America.

Pikes Peak Ringers

Pikes Peak Ringers is a professional auditioned community handbell ensemble under the direction of Kevin McChesney. Their home base is Colorado Springs, CO. Through their ringing, this group hopes to help other ringers, directors and musicians as they achieve artistic excellence in presentation.

Raleigh Ringers

The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. On their webpage, one can listen to their music, buy recordings, and find other interesting information. David Harris directs this fine group.

River City Ringers

River City Ringers was founded in the summer of 2005 by a group of dedicated directors and ringers who had long been interested in establishing a community handbell ensemble. They serve San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Director is John De La Rosa Burke.


Sonos has been at the forefront of handbell artistry since its founding in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1990. In its desire to move handbells into the musical mainstream, Sonos has sought the best transcriptions and original material available today, encouraging composers to write works for bells alone and in combination with other instruments and voices. James Meredith serves as Artistic Director of Sonos.