"Encore! Encore!"

"Encore!" Bells of the Cascades and Cathedral Bells in Concert

This June, join Bells of the Cascades for “Encore!” as we collaborate once again with Cathedral Bells of St. John’s Lutheran Church directed by Alex Guebert. BOC performed with this Orange, CA based ensemble in 2021 as the closing concert in Handbell Musicians of America’s National Seminar. As a major highlight in our performance history, we’re extremely excited to host and perform again with this incredible group! Featuring a wide range of high energy and emotional music, it’s a concert you will not want to miss!

Follow the links below for details about our concerts in Vancouver and Portland.

Many thanks to the Oregon Arts Commission for their generous funding support this year!

Wanted: Community Support for Bells of the Cascades

Bells of the Cascades

Passionate about innovative, advanced handbell ringing in the Portland area? Or would you like to help promote our musical artform? Can you engage with creative ideas and do what it takes to help carry them out? BOC wants to invite you to join us in ramping up toward our 35th Anniversary year in 2024-25 and beyond!

Join the board of directors

We’re always looking for new folks to help guide our 501(c)(3) nonprofit, whether you’re a director of a church or community ensemble, a ringer yourself, or simply a supporter of the musical arts.

While fundraising and budgeting is a big part of the board’s role, we’re also looking for people with experience in event organizing, communications, grantwriting, and strategic planning. No prior board experience necessary. Members of our board are not paid in money but in camaraderie, love for one another, and satisfaction in advancing the art of handbell music.

Interested? Send an email to president@bellsofthecascades.org and we’ll be in touch!

Volunteer as a substitute ringer

As we know you understand, a handbell ensemble is one instrument played by several people, and when one person has to miss a rehearsal the instrument simply isn’t complete!

We’re looking for ringers who have some experience playing intermediate or advanced-level handbell music and are willing to be on call (with advance notice) to step in when we need a substitute ringer for Tuesday evening rehearsals. This is also a great way to get to know the ensemble if you’d like to explore the possibility of auditioning in the future.

If you’d like to volunteer, please email director@bellsofthecascades.org and we’ll put you on the list!