Handbells are part of a long-standing musical tradition in sacred music and more recently in school and secular music. PLU Ringers want them to become part of the musical tradition at PLU! We formed a club in 2016 and started ringing with handchimes. In the fall of 2017, we were invited to rehearse at Trinity Lutheran and use their handbells--but primarily only at Trinity. Bells have a unique and beautiful sound. We have rung with PLU choirs and will be giving our own concert on May 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in Lagerquist Concert Hall. Please join us if you'd like to hear the music we're exploring with handbells!
We want to ultimately gift a 5-octave set of handbells to the PLU Department of Music and ring them often at PLU and in the community! Below there are examples of how much it costs for bells of different sizes--the bigger the bell, the more it costs. We also need to purchase special foam covered tables, music racks for the tables, and mallets. Please help us get started by either donating an amount of your choice, or choosing an amount that will buy a particular bell (from the list below). Bells are numbered by octave--the lower the number, the lower the pitch, and the bigger the bell (3s are lowest, 8s are highest).
By donating to the PLU Ringers, you are ensuring that beautiful handbell music will be created at PLU for many years to come.