30th Anniversary Concert Performance!

"Tell Me A Story" Bells of the Cascades 30th Anniversary Concert

Update: We have sadly decided to POSTPONE our 30th Anniversary celebration until either August or September, 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please stay tuned for further updates, and please take care of yourselves and your loved ones!

“Tell me a story!” That’s what we’ll do for you, in music, as we celebrate 30 years of bringing handbell ringing to the Portland/Vancouver area on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Each of the pieces in this concert has a story behind it. We’ll share them all, along with the beautiful, exciting, haunting, uplifting, and FUN music to go along with them. Held at First United Methodist Church in Portland, this is definitely not a concert to miss!
Here are the details!

See you at National Seminar!

Bells of the Cascades in concert with the Melodica Men

We’re going to Florida!

Bells of the Cascades is thrilled to have been selected to perform at Handbell Musicians of America’s National Seminar in Orlando, Florida in July, 2020.  Our 2019 concert with the Melodica Men was so much fun that we’ve invited them to perform with us as we celebrate 30 years of ringing by performing at National Seminar.  The concert will be July 18, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. (Eastern).  As we get closer, we’ll post information regarding live streaming of the concert.

In the meantime, enjoy this clip from this past June!


Read & Ring 2019

UPDATE: Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the Read and Ring event this year. Thanks to all who have expressed interest. Stay tuned for more opportunities to engage with Bells of the Cascades’ ringing events in the future!

On Saturday, August 17, Bells of the Cascades offers a wonderful opportunity for handbell directors and ringers to read through music for all seasons, decide what you like, and purchase it for your choir to use during the year. Bring your choir or come alone and meet new people!

"A Winter Holiday"

Sit back and relax with Christmas music and cheer presented by Bells of the Cascades! Enjoy a concert full of traditional carols and holiday favorites arranged in nontraditional ways!

We’re offering two concerts to choose from:

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Forest Grove United Methodist Church, 1726 Cedar Street, Forest Grove, OR
View more information about this event.

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
Salmon Creek United Methodist Church, 12217 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA
View more information about this event.


3rd Annual Bells of the Cascades Handbell Festival Concert

Alex Guebert - Conductor

On Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Salmon Creek United Methodist Church in Vancouver, WA, we will be hosting the 3rd Annual Bells of the Cascades Handbell Festival, culminating in a free concert at 7:30 pm of massed handbell choirs from the Portland and Southwest Washington regions directed by clinician Alex Guebert.

It’s a great opportunity to hear handbells in a big way! In addition, Bells of the Cascades, directed by Matthew Compton, will also perform a piece or two, which means you can hear us outside of our usual concert series performances.

View complete details about this concert!

NOTE: If you are already registered for the day-long Festival that happens just before this concert, you can view the schedule for the day here. We are advising no new registrants at this time, due to the requirement of purchasing and learning the music well enough to fully participate in the concert.