We're cruising to Panama!

Handbell Cruise XV: Panamania!
Cathy Moklebust

Bells of the Cascades has become known as the “cruising choir” within the world of handbells, having sponsored 14 cruises during our history.

Our next handbell cruise runs from Jan. 6 to 16, 2019 — from Florida to the Panama Canal!

Featured clinician Cathy Moklebust will lead participants through exciting and innovative handbell pieces, with positions open to ringers at all levels. Meanwhile, you’ll enjoy ten days on the Holland America ms Zuiderdam, with stops at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curaçao; the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake; Colón, Panama; and Puerto Limón, Costa Rica.

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We can’t wait to see you on the high seas!

Read & Ring: Aug. 19, 2017

Bells, chimes and music

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 19 for this year’s read and ring!

This is an opportunity for handbell directors and ringers to play through selections, decide what you like, and purchase it for your choir to use during the year! Selections to include Christmas/Advent, Lent/Easter, and general.

Come as a choir and get some no-pressure practice in before the season starts!

Cost: $15 per person, or $100 for choir of 7 or more when you bring your own bells (tables and pads provided).

Learn more and register now!

Bells of the Cascades Handbell Festival

Handbell tree

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Salmon Creek United Methodist Church in Vancouver, WA, for this fun and educational event! Challenge your ringers and yourself, learn new skills, and meet musicians from around the region.

The festival will include massed pieces, Tins and Coppers choir, and an auditioned Bronze choir. When your choir is not in rehearsal, classes will be offered on topics like ringing bass bells, four-in-hand, weaving and mallet techniques.

Register by Oct. 1 for early-bird rates!

View the repertoire, learn more, and register today.

Our spring concert series: Rhythm's Gonna Get Ya!

Rhythm's Gonna Get Ya!

Bells of the Cascades is excited to present our first concert under the direction of renowned handbell composer Matthew Compton. This concert will be an excited exploration of rhythm and is sure to quicken your pulse and cause involuntary movement of your feet as “Rhythm’s Gonna Get Ya!”

This year, we have four spring concerts for you to choose from!

Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 1:30pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 16001 NE 34th St, Vancouver, WA
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Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Tualatin Presbyterian Church, 9230 SW Siletz Dr, Tualatin, OR
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Saturday, 20 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Forest Grove United Methodist Church, 1726 Cedar St, Forest Grove, OR
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Sunday, 21 May 2017 - 3:30pm
First United Methodist Church of Salem, 600 State St, Salem, OR
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For all concerts, admission is just $10, with no one turned away for lack of funds. We hope to see you at one of these concerts!