Read & Ring 2019

UPDATE: Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the Read and Ring event this year. Thanks to all who have expressed interest. Stay tuned for more opportunities to engage with Bells of the Cascades’ ringing events in the future!

On Saturday, August 17, Bells of the Cascades offers a wonderful opportunity for handbell directors and ringers to read through music for all seasons, decide what you like, and purchase it for your choir to use during the year. Bring your choir or come alone and meet new people!

"A Winter Holiday"

Sit back and relax with Christmas music and cheer presented by Bells of the Cascades! Enjoy a concert full of traditional carols and holiday favorites arranged in nontraditional ways!

We’re offering two concerts to choose from:

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Forest Grove United Methodist Church, 1726 Cedar Street, Forest Grove, OR
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Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
Salmon Creek United Methodist Church, 12217 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA
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3rd Annual Bells of the Cascades Handbell Festival

Alex Guebert - Conductor
Alex Guebert - Drummer

Join us on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Salmon Creek United Methodist Church in Vancouver, WA for this fun and educational event, hosted by Bells of the Cascades! Challenge yourself, learn new skills, and meet musicians from around the region. The festival will include optional individual group rehearsals and massed rehearsals, with a free public concert.

View the repertoire, learn more, and register today.

Our clinician this year is Alex Guebert. Alex is a composer, arranger, percussionist, music director, and music teacher who lives in Orange, California. He is currently the director of Cathedral Bells, a community advanced-level handbell ensemble based out of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Orange. His compositions and arrangements have been performed nationwide and overseas. He even directed his own setting of a Hungarian folk song for 5-octave handbells at various venues in Hungary. In the past four years he has won two handbell composition contests, for his pieces “Duel!” and “Out of the Silent Planet.” Alex has an M.M. in Music Composition from Cal State Long Beach, where his graduate recital featured a 25-minute work for handbells, strings, and percussion. He is passionate about sharing his percussion background with the handbell world. He has taught several percussion and mallet technique classes at handbell events nationwide. Alex currently teaches music classes at three schools in the area, and spends most of his free time composing and arranging music, and bicycling all over Southern California.


Cruise XVI

Bells of the Cascade’s next handbell cruise (our sixteenth!) is in the planning stages for 2022. More information will be announced right here as we get closer to that time!