Join Us

Interested in joining the Kalamazoo Ringers?  Auditions are held at the end of the Spring season in May.  Mid-season auditions may be held based on current needs.

The ability to read music is required. At least five years handbell experience or equivalent musical training or education is preferred. Please contact us to visit a rehearsal and ring with us, ask any questions you may have, or sign up to audition for the upcoming season.

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 current 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.