Join us for Read & Ring 2024!

Read & Ring

We always have a great time discovering great music under Matthew Compton’s direction at our Read & Ring events! So we’d love to see you at Read & Ring 2024, happening on Saturday, August 17, in Vancouver, WA.

Handbell directors and ringers will be given an opportunity to read through music for all seasons, decide what you like, and purchase music at a discount for your choir to use during the year. Bring your choir or come alone and meet new people!

Early Bird registration, through Monday, August 5, is just $30 per person. On August 6 or later, registration is $45 per person.

Learn more about Read & Ring 2024 and register today.

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!