Bells of the Bluffs Handbell Ensemble

A nonprofit organization

$625 raised by 10 donors

31% complete

$2,000 Goal

Bells of the Bluffs is 10 years old this year.  We have already started our celebration by presenting a concert in Goodhue, MN the last Sunday of September.  We also played on the streets of Red Wing on October 9 for the town's Fall Festival.  This is a fun event of playing some fairly simple handbell music for people who may not know the exciting sounds handbells can produce.  Many questions are asked and some even like to try ringing the bells.  

Because handbells are especially beautiful at Christmas, we are presenting two concerts -- one in Cannon Falls and one in Red Wing.  Information is on the flier printed below.  

 We completed 4 music videos which are posted on our website.  They are really different and fun to watch.  Here is the link  with explanations on each video:  River City Meander~Rings  We guarantee your time will be worth it.

Other activities for the season are:  

Playing for the Big Turn Festival in Red Wing in February.

A huge event of 4 community handbell ensembles is going to take place in May at St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Hastings.  Four outstanding community handbell ensembles:  Bells of the Bluffs,  Bells of the Lakes from Minneapolis, Twin Cities Bronze from Twin Cities, and Rochester Area Handbells will be coming together to present HUGE concert in May.  This is the first time these four groups have come together in one place.

We had our handbells refurbished this summer.  The projected cost is around $2000.00.

We are waiting for a commission piece from a prominent handbell composer with a cost of $1000.00

Music is one of our big expenses.  We purchase one copy per person which means 16 copies are purchased.  Each set of music costs around $100 and we buy alot of music for our season.  Even with replaying music we have in our files, it still gets expensive.  

We are starting to put money away to help us purchase the lower 6th octave handbells which can run up to $3000 each.  We would like to purchase 5 of these bells.

Thank you for your support.  We hope you will be able to help us out and then come to one of our concerts this year.  Check out for more information.

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Bells of the Bluffs Handbell Ensemble

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Arts & Culture Education Community


615 W 5th Street
Red Wing, MN 55066


651 808 4589

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