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Getting A Choir Started

What Do We Need as a New Choir?

Every choir is unique; the answer depends a great deal on the number of ringers, their ages, and your budget. We examine all of this information with you to help make the best decisions for your choir. Budgets should be designed to include not just the instruments, but all the equipment, supplies, and music you need to enjoy them. A typical list of accessories might include:

For Handbells:
  • Polishing cloths - one for each ringer.
  • Polish - to keep your bells' original luster.
  • Gloves - a pair per person. We have a variety of styles and sizes, in both black and white.
  • Music stands or notebooks - to hold the music; one for every one or two ringers.
  • Tables - we recommend a 29" or 30" height, with the total length determined by the number of ringers (allow 20" to 24" per ringer). We can recommend tables for specific needs you may have.
  • Foam pads - we recommend 4" thickness, with length determined by the tables you select.
  • Music - allocate at least $150.
Be sure to ask our customer support staff about our Handbell Music Package.
For Handchimes:
  • Gloves - needed only for appearance.
  • Music stands or notebooks - to hold the music; one for every one or two ringers.
  • Tables - we recommend a 29" or 30" height, with the total length determined by the number of ringers (allow 20" to 24" per ringer). We can recommend tables for specific needs you may have.
  • Foam pads - we recommend 2" thickness, with length determined by the tables you select.
  • Music - allocate at least $150.
Be sure to ask our customer support staff about our Chime Music package.

You may also consider a number of optional items, including music risers, table covers, lights, mallets, etc. All of these items can be found in the Vibrations catalog, so gather your list of questions and dial 1-800-JHS-BELL or email support@jhsbell.com. We're here to assist you!

Handbell Starter Kits

Handbell Starter Kit

Everything you need to get your choir up and ringing! We understand that there are many details involved in setting up a handbell choir. With this in mind, we have created our handbell Starter Kits. Designed to help you with all those little details that make starting a choir challenging, these kits contain almost everything you need - from foam and polish to music and instruction books - to start ringing the right way!


Each Starter Kit Includes:


Supplies/Resources 2 octave 3 octave 4 octave 5 octave
Foam 18 ft. 24 ft. 30 ft. 36 ft.
Notebook Stands 5 7 8 9
UltimaGloves and Ultima2 Gloves 12 pair 16 pair 20 pair 24 pair
TruTimbre Mallets 8 12 14 16
Shino Polishing Cloths 5 7 8 9
7oz jar of Blue Magic Polish 1 1 1 1
16 oz Pack of Polishing Cloths 1 1 1 1
Learning to Ring Director's Manual 1 1 1 1
Handbell Method 1 1 1 1
Packet of Music Titles 1 1 1 1
 
Price if Items Were Purchased Individually $945.00 $1250.00 $1540.00 $1810.00
Discount from full retail 21% 20% 22% 23%
Handbell Starter Kit Price $750.00 $1000.00 $1200.00 $1400.00

To order Handbell Starter Kits or to speak with a customer support representative,
please call us toll free at 1-800-547-2355.


Free shipping on all Starter Kits to the 48 contiguous U.S. states.
Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and all international orders will be billed actual shipping.



Dress up your performance with table covers from Custom Covers! With 1, 2, and 3 piece designs, your choice of corduroy or velvet, and a variety of colors and other options, you can create a unique style that fits your choir. Receive 20% off any Custom Covers order - includes covers, banners, even custom embroidery - for up to 3 months after you receive your handbells!