In July 2013, Bells of the Cascades was invited to perform at the Handbell Musicians of America national convention. One of our signature pieces was this performance of “The Bells,” arranged by David York, with Edgar Allen Poe’s famous 1845 poem as the text.
Thanks to your help, 2013 has been one of the most successful years ever for Bells of the Cascades.
If you act by Dec. 31, Bells of the Cascades ringers will match your donation dollar for dollar up to $1,200. That means your donation will have twice the impact — but only if you act now!
As you know, Bells of the Cascades is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations will be fully tax-deductible for 2013 if you donate online by the end of Dec. 31 or send a check postmarked by Dec. 31 to Bells of the Cascades, P.O. Box 151, Tualatin, OR 97062.
As a nonprofit, Bells of the Cascades is committed to supporting and expanding the performance of innovative handbell music. With the launch of Rose City Ringers, we’re training the next generation of advanced handbell ringers, while the creation of the Holiday Ringer ensembles has allowed us to bring handbell performances to more audiences than ever.
We’re committed to making the art of handbell ringing more accessible, more available, more interesting and more exciting to both audiences and other bell ringers in the Portland area. But with these new ventures, expenses are also rising, and we need your help.
This holiday season, Bells of the Cascades is proud to oﬀer performances by Bells of the Cascades Holiday Ringers. This group of talented ringers is the perfect entertainment addition to your holiday gathering — whether corporate event, holiday bazaar, religious celebration or intimate dinner party!
What better way to ring in the season than with actual ringing of bells? Imagine “Carol of the Bells” or “Jingle Bells” actually performed on bells!
The Holiday Ringers would love to bring the special sounds of the season to your holiday event.
Join Bells of the Cascades Jan. 4–11, 2015, as we sail Holland America ms Eurodam from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, through the blue waters of the Caribbean to the ports of Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and the private island Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.
The days we’re not in port, you’ll be making music with two distinguished and well-known, handbell clinicians, Stephanie Wiltse from Grand Rapids, Michigan and Michael J. Glasgow from Raleigh, North Carolina. Your evenings aboard the ship will be free for mingling with your fellow bell ringers and other passengers, enjoying the on-board entertainment, and of course, doing what cruises are known for … eating!
Bells of the Cascades, Oregon’s premier community handbell ensemble, is always looking for Bronze-level ringers who are interested in the next challenge!
In 2013, we were honored with an invitation to perform at the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar, and we’re continuing the excellence this season with our conductor and renowned composer Matthew Compton. Join us!