2019 Members

OUR MEMBERS

AGEHR Publishing

Jenny Cauhorn
262-285-3027

Handbell Musicians of America is no longer publishing new music. Our already-published music is available from our distributor, the Lorenz Corp.,  www.lorenz.com or from your favorite music retailer. 

Beckenhorst Press, Inc.

Jeff Hamm
614-451-6461
960 Old Henderson Road
Columbus, OH 43220

Beckenhorst Press is a publisher of sacred choral, handbell, keyboard, and vocal music. We have been in operation since 1972, founded by John Ness Beck and John Tatgenhorst.

www.beckenhorstpress.com

Bells of the Lakes

William Mathis
PO Box 3907
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Bells of the Lakes is a community handbell ensemble representing the Twin Cities of Minnesota and is directed by William H. Mathis, nationally known conductor and arranger of handbell and choral music. Besides presenting concerts, Bells of the Lakes sponsors a seminar each fall for directors and ringers. They also sponsor Bellfest! each March for handbell choirs.

www.bellsofthelakes.org

Bells of Whitechapel Ltd.

Kathryn Hughes
020 8462 9419
Unit Q Bromley Business Center
Bromley, Kent BR2 8NK
27 Hastings Road
United Kingdom

Bells of Whitechapel Ltd is delighted to offer a range of small Whitechapel bells, by licence agreement from The Whitechapel Bellfoundry Ltd.

Bells in our range include Whitechapel musical handbells, cup bells, ships bells, handled bells, clock bells and a selection of gift and presentation bells which may be personalised to your specific needs.

www.bellsofwhitechapel.london/

Black Ruby Ventures
DBA Suzuki Music USA

Darin Stinton
800-854-1594

Cantabile Press Genesis Press

Ardis Freeman
562-433-0334
23 Vista Del Golfo
Long Beach, CA 90803

Cantabile Press is the industry leader in small ensemble music. New Ring Alongs! brings people together.  A “must have” – no music reading – caroling, audience participation, assisted living, recruiting!

Genesis Press is synonymous with performance quality music for beginning choirs.

www.cantabilepress.com

Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble

General Manager
PO Box 1541
Matthews, NC 28106

The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble is the largest community handbell group in the Piedmont with twenty-two ringers ranging in age from 14 to 60+.  CBHE performs on two sets of Malmark, one set of Schulmerich, one set of Whitechapel and two set of Malmark chimes.  The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble includes two community handbell groups and was founded in March of 2011.  Just four years old, the group has already performed in many festivals and events in Charlotte and across the state.

www.charlottebronze.org

Choristers Guild, Inc.

Kathy Lowrie
800-246-7478
469-269-2421
12404 Park Central Drive
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75251 

Choristers Guild is a nonprofit, membership organization and publisher of choral and handbell music. With its broad spectrum of handbell publications raging from level 1 to level 5, Choristers Guild provides resources for beginning ringers as well as music for advanced handbell ensembles. Members receive sample packets of choral music and The Chorister, a bi-monthly music ministry journal.

www.choristersguild.org

Concordia Publishing House

Pam Cunningham
314-268-1058
3558 S. Jefferson Ave. St
St. Louis MO 63118

Celebrating 150 years of providing resources to the Church, Concordia Publishing House is known for having accessible and creative sacred handbell arrangements.

www.cph.org

Darby Handbell Services LLC

Jean Darby
816-665-4707
3924 SW Scherer Rd
Lee’s Summit, MO 64082

Professional full refurbish and repair of all American made handbells with quick turnaround time.

www.bellfixer.com

Forté Handbell Quartet

Megan Reishus
719-266-8152
PO Box 2662
Monument, CO 801352

Based in Colorado Springs, Forté is an advanced quartet marked by artistry, energy, and dedication to their craft. In pursuit of musical excellence, Forté strives to explore, innovate, inspire, and glorify God through the gift of music.

The musicians of Forté – Luke Nabeta, Megan Reishus, Dillon Ekle, and Tory Marting – continually challenge themselves to “Rethink Possible,” expanding their musical and performance horizons and adding original compositions and arrangements to their ever-expanding repertoire, while challenging audiences’ perceptions of what handbells can really do.

Since forming in 2007, Forté has had an increasingly active schedule of concerts and recordings, made possible with the help of their growing team of monthly supporters. They have been featured performers and faculty at Handbell Musicians of America events, have presented several successful tours across the country, and released two CDs and a DVD of music videos filmed around the state of Colorado.

www.fortehandbells.org

 

From the Top Publications

Leila Norris
505-839-4554
2700 Vista Grande NW #105
Albuquerque, NM 87120

From the Top Music is committed to bringing all genres of handbell music to the handbell repertoire and our catalog is “eclectic.” We welcome all composers – published and unpublished – and value our composers and customers, giving individual and personal attention to all. 

www.fromthetopmusic.com

Gia Publications

Philip Roberts
800-442-1358
7404 S Mason Ave
Chicago, IL 60638 

As one of the most respected publishers of sacred music and music education materials in the country, GIA Publications, Inc. is committed to providing high-quality music resources with the most advanced research and pedagogy in the field today. GIA also continues to be an industry leader in providing environmentally friendly resources. We’ve become a certified “carbon-free” partner, and our unparalleled hymnals continue to be recognized as a great way to be green.

www.giamusic.com

Global Bronze Productions

Julia Falkenburg
203-461-0192
New York City, NY

Global Bronze Productions (GBP) strives to bring the artistry of Handbell Music to audiences and renowned venues around the globe.  GBP is a standout concert production company solely dedicated to quality performances of extensive Handbell literature.

www.globalbronzeproductions.com

Handbell Services, Inc.

Susan and Dave Berry
800-372-3557
Detroit, MI

Handbell Services, Inc. is a distinctive online gift shop for handbell and handchime enthusiasts, with a selection not found elsewhere.  We pride ourselves in offering quality American-made artisanship and manufacturing with every product we offer.  Our clever, unique, and popular designs are found on t-shirts, stoneware, jewelry and notecards.  We also carry many other gifts, cleaning supplies, and educational resources for ringing.

www.handbellservices.com

Heitz Handbells and Music LLC

Carol Scheel
612-418-4038
6300 Queen Ave S Suite S
Richfield, MN 55423 

Heitz Handbells and Music LLC originated with Norm P. Heitz in 1980 and is now a partnership with Carol A. Scheel. We sell handbell music, Malmark products, handbell accessories, maintenance items, and gifts, both in a store and online.

www.heitzhandbells.com

Hope Publishing Company

 

Brenda Austin
800-323-1049
380 S Main Pl
Carol Stream, IL 60188 

Hope Publishing Company has been providing excellent hymnals, choral, handbell, instrumental and keyboard music for worship services and concerts since 1892. The Hope handbell catalog was started under the editorial direction of David Weck and continues to thrive today under the direction of Brenda Austin.

www.hopepublishing.com

Jeffers Handbell Supply, Inc.

Customer Support
800-547-2355
455 Western Lanes
Irmo, SC 29063 

Founded in 1975, Jeffers Handbell Supply is the most comprehensive source of handbell-related products in the world. Focusing on serving handbell ringers, directors, and clinicians, Jeffers offers handbells and handchimes, handbell equipment and mallets, handbell gloves, handbell maintenance and repair, handbell gifts, and a complete catalog of handbell music.

www.handbellworld.com

Jubilate Music Group


Sondra Tucker
866-742-7212
fax 615-819-2654
PO Box 3607
Brentwood, TN 37024

Jubilate Music Group consists of Alfred Sacred, Jubilate Music, HW Gray and Alfred Handbell, with a combined 150+ years of music publishing history.  It contains choral, piano, organ, handbell, vocal, and instrumental publications, ranging from adult choral anthems, extended works and folios to music for children’s choirs and praise teams.  The Alfred Handbell catalog was founded in 1989.  Sondra Tucker currently serves as its Editor.

www.alfred.com

LDM Embroidery

Linda Minnotte
412-848-3233
115 Abington Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15216 

Full service embroidery business. Small jobs are gladly accepted. Official supplier of apparel to Handbell Misicians of America, Three Rivers Ringers, and the nationally recognized Mt. Lebanon Percussion.

www.ldmembroidery.com

Lorenz/ Soundforth Corp.

Email
800-444-1144
501 E Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402 

The Lorenz Corporation is home to the Soundforth and Lorenz Publishing Company handbell catalogs, edited by Alan Lohr and Michael Helman, respectively.

View our video HERE.

www.lorenz.com

Malmark, Inc.

Kathy Ebling Shaw
215-766-7200
5712 Easton Road
PO Box 1200
Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Malmark, Inc. is the only company in the world dedicated solely to the manufacturing and distribution of Malmark handbells, Choirchime® Instruments and ringing accessories. Malmark is a leader in design and manufacturing innovations as we produce the largest range of handbells and handchimes in the world.

www.malmark.com

Morningstar Music Publishers

Mark Lawson
800-647-2117 ex 102
636-305-0100
1727 Larkin Williams Rd
Fenton, MO 63026 

Morningstar Music has been offering a wide variety of sacred music for all denominations since 1986. We are pleased to provide quality liturgical music to meet the needs of the traditional and modern church musician. We offer selections in choral, vocal, organ, piano, instrumental, and handbell, as well as a selection of CDs and literary books.

www.morningstarmusic.com

Music City Bronze

John Robertson
615-837-4003

We are Nashville’s premier community handbell ensemble. We are fully affiliated with the Handbell Musicians of America and are a non-profit organization. A repertoire is available across a variety of musical styles and genres.

www.musiccitybronze.org

Paradigm Press

David K Tiller
703-264-0883
11421 Tanbark Dr
Reston, VA 20191 

Port-A-Bell Inc.

Thomas Smith
866-532-8222
Toll free USA & Canada
211 E 2nd Street
Weatherford, TX 76088

Port-A-Bell cases has been producing handbell and chime cases with wheels and pull handles since 2001. Stronger, lighter, and mobile – they meet airline specifications for weight and size. The best way to protect and move your bells across the hall or around the world.

www.bellcase.com

Resonate Tours

William Kyle
859-359-3000
415-412-5421
310 Hampton Ct #4
Lexington, KY 40508 

At Resonate Tours, we believe that travel doesn’t have to be just an escape – it can be a journey. By bringing like-minded people together, bound by a common interest in music, art, culture, and travel, Resonate Tours helps you find your frequency while discovering the rhythm of the world.

www.resonatetours.com

Ringing Restorations

Monica S McGowan
605-673-2333
25405 US Highway 385
Custer, SD 57730-3019 

We restore the ring in your handbells!

I am proud to be able to offer repair and restoration services to handbell and handchime owners and ensembles in the Rapid City, South Dakota, throughout the Midwest, and Canada.

www.ringingrestorations.com

ringTrue

Kath Wissinger
540-289-6973

Schulmerich Bells, LLC

Marie Page
800-772-3557
215-257-2771
11 Church Rd.
Hatfield, PA 19440

Innovators since 1935, Schulmerich has a rich legacy of bringing the joy of musical excellence in bells, to people the world over. Whether it’s the beautiful sound of our handcrafted handbells, the resonant timbre of our MelodyChime® Instruments, or the innovative designs of the Bell Matrix™ System or Silver Melody Bell™ Instruments, you can count on us for support, quality, and groundbreaking ideas. With a wide range of uses from worship, to education, to performing arts in general, Schulmerich’s versatile products offer the perfect blend of old-world craftsmanship and leading-edge technology which motivates and inspires, wherever people worship, work or play.

www.schulmerichbells.com

The Bellman

Mark E Bond
888-311-9955
800-375-2355

America’s first and only full-time, fully independent handbell service provider offering professional cleaning, service, and repair on all brands of American and European-made English handbells since 1987.  In-shop service available in Kerrville, TX, and on-site service available coast to coast.

www.thebellman.com

The Great Christmas Ring

The Handbell Doctor

Gregg Porter
800-943-9458

The Raleigh Ringers Inc.

David Harris
919-847-7574
8516 Sleepy Creek Dr
Raleigh, NC 27613 

The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers have been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular, and popular music, including famous rock-n-roll tunes arranged just for handbells.

Click HERE for videos of The Raleigh Ringers.

www.rr.org

Third Bell on the Right

Wendi Levitt
816-805-3150
30800 W 95th St
DeSoto, KS 66018

Specializing in handmade gifts for handbell ringers, handbell marking kits, Singing Handbell Dowels (over 3,000 sold to date), custom printed shirts including short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts, v-neck women’s t-shirts, and handbell gloves. Custom printed mugs, water bottles, magnets, key chains, license plates and much more are also available. 

www.thirdbellontheright.com

Three Rivers Ringers

Nancy Lutz
412-341-1404
218 Dan Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216 

Three Rivers Ringers is Pittsburgh’s premier community handbell ensemble.

www.threeriversringers.org

Twin Cities Bronze

Amy Maakestad
651-225-9598
1960 Asbury St
Roseville, MN 55113

Twin Cities Bronze is a performing ensemble specializing in the music and art of English handbells. Selected by annual audition, this ensemble of advanced ringers hails from the metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.

The Shared Values statement for Twin Cities Bronze captures the essence of the organization:

  • As professionals, to strive at all times for musical excellence
  • As educators, to share our technical knowledge of this unique medium
  • As artists, to showcase the diversity of handbells through innovative performances
  • As friends, to support each other and have fun

Click HERE for videos of Twin Cities Bronze.

www.twincitiesbronze.org

Ultimate Ring Binder

Alanna Teragawa
612-819-5778
6600 Pleasant Ave S #154
Minneapolis, MN 55423 

The Ultimate Ring Binder (URB) specializes in providing rehearsal CDs for your ringing year, your concerts and festivals, and special ringing events (i.e. Bayview and Distinctly Bronze) where you want or need to rehearse repertoire apart from the entire ensemble.

www.ultimateringbinder.com

Virginia Bronze Handbell Ensemble

Betsy Preston
888-824-2541
703-666-8255
PO Box 844
Alexandria, VA 22313 

Virginia Bronze is an auditioned, community-based handbell choir. The group is known for performing thematic concerts that include a wide range of handbell music including secular, sacred, popular and original pieces. Virginia Bronze welcomes opportunities for artistic collaboration, and concert performances have included selections with voice, strings, winds, brass, percussion and keyboard, as well as dance. The choir performs throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area and features a diverse membership including professional musicians, students, business persons, entrepreneurs, and government employees.

www.vabronze.org

Westminster Ringers Inc.

Larry Henning
410-848-5482
737 Holland Lane
Westminster, MD 21158

The Westminster Ringers, an auditioned community ensemble based in Westminster, Maryland, offers gifted musicians the opportunity to play advanced handbell repertoire at the highest possible level of musical sensitivity and technical clarity. Founded in 1997, the group advances the knowledge, awareness, and viability of the art of handbell ringing through performance and educational opportunities. The Westminster Ringers has been recognized as one of America’s premier professional ensembles.

www.thewestminsterringers.org

Witte Travel & Tours

Keith Cole
616-957-8113
615-298-6606
3250 28th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, MN 49512

At Witte Travel & Tour, our goals are to make your performance and travel experience enjoyable, to ensure your concerts are well received, and to meet or exceed your expectations for a memorable trip. We have been designing and operating custom designed performance tours since 1975, and our repeat clients and their referrals are our best proof that we are meeting our goals time after time. Additionally, we are dedicated to making touring with handbells as easy an experience as possible and thus, have invested in tables, foam and table coverings that can be used while touring in Europe.

We would be honored to help you design your own future tour. Please contact our performance tour division for further information.

www.wittetravel.com

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