The Stafford Handbell Society is the region's largest professional handbell organization with over 9 ensembles available for a variety of events like:
Handbells provide the perfect musical flourish to your event as no amplification is required and music can range from a full set up with tables and multiple instruments, to a small group of 3 8 musicians with a couple of stands. The bells -- and the musicians who play them -- always draw a crowd of fascinated onlookers. No amplification or power is needed -- no mixer, no cable, no mics, no hassle. Our professional musicians arrived wardrobed and ready to play.
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $1,000,000 - General liability
What to Expect
Our professional musicians will arrive appropriately wardrobed for any occasion -- formal to casual. We use only professional handbells and equipment. We will work with you to provide precisely the type of performance you desire - from background music to featured group. With 9 ensembles, we can supply you with a full set up -- over 154 instruments, to a handful of musicians with two - four music stands and bells. We play a wide variety of repertoire form sacred to secular; classical to pop favorites.
Whether you are looking for wedding music, background music for corporate parties and events, retail events, festival performances, Christmas Tree lightings, private parties, hotel lobbies or large public venues, handbells delight audiences young and old with their mellow sound and novel appearance. Our bells are professionally polished and maintained and are beautiful to look at and to listen to.
During the Christmas season, especially, handbells are very popular with audiences as bell-ringing goes hand in hand with holiday traditions.
The Stafford Handbell Society was founded in 2005 by Neesa Hart and Phillip W. Lanier. Strategically located between Washington, DC, Charlottesville and Richmond, the Society serves a wide range of clients.
We have performed at:
The White House
Washington Reagan Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport
Community Patriotic Events
Retail Christmas Events
Christmas parades, festivals, tree lighting ceremonies and promotions
We have 9 ensembles to meet the musical needs of any client and can perform in casual to formal environments.
We are proud members of Handbell Musicians of America
Additional Booking Notes
We need no additional equipment or set up. We can play with as little as 4 music stands -- which we provide, or, for a full set up, we need 40' of space to accommodate the tables.
We will bring everything we need. No amplification or power needed. Bells are strictly acoustic