Events

  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2020
    4:00 pmGrace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Lane, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

    Join the Kalamazoo Ringers for their 39th annual Spring Concert as they present an exciting program of music on seven octaves of handbells and six octaves of handchimes!

  • Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019
    4:00 pmGrace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Lane, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

    Come celebrate the season with the Kalamazoo Ringers as they play Christmas favorites, both secular and religious, on 7 octaves of bells and chimes! Experience the sound of handbells as they resound throughout the concert space and enjoy songs of the season. The Kalamazoo Ringers sponsor a community outreach activity where audience members bring hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves for people in the Kalamazoo area. Concertgoers can bring their winter gear donations to the concert and adorn the Christmas tree with those donations. All outerwear will be donated to three area missions: The Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, Ministry with Community, and the YWCA Domestic Assault Shelter. This concert is free to the public and a freewill offering will be taken during the concert. Cookies and punch will be served after the concert so everyone can meet the ringers...please join us! Our audience will also have the opportunity to come to the tables and look at the bells and chimes up close. We can't wait to see you all!

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2019
    6:30 pmGrace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Ln, Kalamazoo, MI

    May 28, 2019 @ 6:30pm

    K.R. is always looking for more ringers to join their team! If you are interested in joining a bronze-level handbell group, please review the acceptance details below and then submit an Audition Application at least 3 days prior to the Auditions date.

    • Acceptance to Kalamazoo Ringers involves the following steps:
      1. Online application
      2. Interview with KR board members
      3. Ringing audition including rhythm exercises, sightreading, technique, form
      4. Vote by existing members
      5. Director approval
    • A newly accepted ringer is on probation for one year.  Following that year, pending approval, the ringer becomes permanent.
    • Commitment to Kalamazoo Ringers requires attendance at rehearsals, concerts, fund raisers and other events.  For more information, including policies and procedures, please contact Martha Matthews at director@kalamazooringers.org.
  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019
    4:00 pmGrace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Lane, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

    Concert Repertoire:

    Pinnacle
    Moon over the Ruined Castle
    Carmen Fantasy
    Misty
    In the Mood
    Rhythmic Rip
    Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
    Magnificent Seven
    Dixieland Swing on What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    Now the Green Blade Riseth
  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019
    4:00 pmHillsdale First United Methodist Church, 45 North Manning Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019
    5:00 pmChrist Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423

  • Sun
    10
    Mar
    2019
    4:00 pmBattle Creek First UCC, 145 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

    Come join us in Battle Creek at Saturday Afternoon Live for a wonderful concert with the Kalamazoo Ringers!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2287398951585528/

    Concert order:

    1. All Glory, Laud and Honor
    2. Greensleeves
    3. Moon over the Ruined Castle
    4. Finlandia
    5. Misty
    6. In the Mood
    7. Rhythmic Rip
    8. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
    9. DixieLand Swing on What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    10. Now the Green Blade Riseth
  • Sun
    16
    Dec
    2018
    4:00 pmGrace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Lane, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

    Come celebrate the season with the Kalamazoo Ringers as they play Christmas favorites, both secular and religious, on 7 octaves of bells and chimes! Experience the sound of handbells as they resound throughout the concert space and enjoy songs of the season. The Kalamazoo Ringers sponsor a community outreach activity where audience members bring hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves for people in the Kalamazoo area. Concertgoers can bring their winter gear donations to the concert and adorn the Christmas tree with those donations. All outerwear will be donated to three area missions: The Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, Ministry with Community, and the YWCA Domestic Assault Shelter. This concert is free to the public and a freewill offering will be taken during the concert. Cookies and punch will be served after the concert so everyone can meet the ringers...please join us! Our audience will also have the opportunity to come to the tables and look at the bells and chimes up close. We can't wait to see you all!

    Note: Grace Harbor is a handicap-accessible facility.

  • Tue
    04
    Dec
    2018
    7:30 pmCenterpoint Church, 2345 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

    The Kalamazoo Ringers and Kalamazoo Male Chorus ring in the 2018 Christmas season with guest artists Matt Giraud and the Kalamazoo Youth Jazz Orchestra! This event is open to the public and free for all. This concert is attended by over 1,000 people each year. Bring a friend, come early, and be ready to open your hearts to a new Christmas season. A free will offering will be taken at intermission to help offset the costs of the 10th Annual Christmas in Kalamazoo.

  • Wed
    18
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    22
    Jul
    2018
    Grand Rapids

      Kalamazoo Ringers is Pleased to announce that it has been selected to be the opening Concert in this years National Seminar. Please Join us on Wednesday July 18th at 7:30pm. For all full schedule of events and performances go to http://seminar.handbellmusicians.org

  • Tue
    22
    May
    2018
    6:30 pmGrace Harbor (formerly Westwood Church of God) 811 Gorham Lane
    Kalamazoo Ringers is announcing its spring auditions.  Candidates should possess a strong ability to read music and have prior handbell ringing experience.  All candidates are welcome, however, we are especially looking for strong base ringers.
    Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at Grace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Lane, Kalamazoo, MI
    For more information please contact Janet VanValey at jvanvaley@gmail.com.
  • Sun
    20
    May
    2018
    4:00 pmGrace Harbor (formerly Westwood Church of God) 811 Gorham Lane