Handbell Ensembles

Hear the bells ringing, they're singing, "Christ is risen from the dead!"   

Easter Song,  text by Anne Herring

We encourage musicians who are interested in participating in music ministry to explore the full range of opportunities available to them. 

One of the most popular opportunities is the handbell ensembles
at St. Andrew. We offer a handbell ensemble for almost any age. 

For more information, contact Matthew Penning at 319/338.7523.

  • Resound! 

    Resound! is an ensemble for ringers experienced in ringing handbells. Ringing in worship monthly, there are several opportunities to discover new ways to incorporate bells into our worship life as well as traveling to area churches and assisted living facilities for additional appearances.

    Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

    Ages: Adults with experience ringing handbells

    Laura Kastens, Director

  • Laudate & Jubliate Ringers

    The techniques of English Handbell ringing along with advanced skills in music reading and musicianship are utilized by junior high and high school youth and adults in preparing creative and challenging music for worship and outreach events.

    Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Ages: Youth and Adults

    Matthew Penning, Laudate Director

    Lee Rabe, Jubilate Director

  • Alpha Ringers

    Alpha Ringers is an introduction into the world of handbells and handchimes that incorporates music reading and musicianship. This ensemble participates in worship regularly in addition to special Christmas Eve services and community mini-concerts.

    Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:00-7:45 pm

    Ages: Grades 3-6

    Laura Kastens, Director