The Kalamazoo Ringers are the longest-running bronze-level community handbell ensemble in the USA. Okay, that’s a mouthful, so let’s break that down:
- Longest-running: We’ve been performing continuously since 1981. That’s a unique claim in the American handbell world.
- Bronze-level: We have the privilege of learning and presenting some of the most challenging music in the handbell literature. Our repertoire includes hymn arrangements, classical music, and popular music, among other genres.
- Community: We are an independent 501c(3) nonprofit entity. It’s true that we perform in churches and that we perform church music as well, but we also share our skills with audiences of all types as well.
- Handbell ensemble: Well… that’s what we do! We seek to charm and thrill our audiences using seven octaves of handbells, six octaves of handchimes, and various other instruments.
We invite you to browse what’s here. You can see some of what we’ve done, get recordings we’ve made, contribute to our efforts, and even look into whether ringing with KR is for you.
One more thing: If you’ll look in the sidebar to the right (or below, for smaller screens), you’ll see the list of our upcoming events. We hope you’ll be in the audience for one… uh, ALL of them!