Hand-Bells are color-coded, easy to play, and provide opportunities for many creative group ensemble activities.


Hand-Bell Choir: Meet regularly with a group to create a hand-bell choir.  Name That Tune! Prepare a poster with colored dots, preferrably spaced to signify basic rhythms. Individuals will be ready to play when it is their turn. If reading the colors alone is difficult, you may conduct the song. The group tries to guess the tune!


Strutzel, Michelle. (June 9, 2011). Jason Mraz group handbell activity. [Web log comment].  Retrieved from  handbell-activity.html

Strutzel, Michelle. (May 1, 2010). “New Soul” on handbells. [Web log comment]. Retrieved  from


Further ReadingEdit


James E. Riley, MT-BC

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