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  • Our Wish List

    1.      Portabell Cases for 3 octave set of bells  = $1825 & shipping 2.      16” risers for our bass ringers  = $820.00 3.      Video recording equipment to replace current personally owned equipment  4.      Upper 7th octave bells (G#8-C9 = $1925 (plus case & shipping) 5.      7th Octave (C2-F#2) Malmark ChoirChimes (complete with mallets, stands, and cases) = $6,790 + shipping Contact Ring Sarasota at […]

  • Table Covers

    Table Covers (given in memory of Karen Miller) Deluxe two piece Corduroy fabric table covers. These covers Feature a top piece that cover the top and back side of the tables along with a matching separate three sided pleated front and side skirt that is fastened to the top cover with Velcro. Due to the […]

  • Schulmerich Table Wedges

    The Wedge, made for and compatible only with the Schulmerich Table is designed at a 60 degree angle to accommodate corners for various concert set ups. They come with a custom foam pad 30″ x 30″ x 30″ by 4″.

  • 3 Octaves (C4 – C7) of Petit & Fritzen Handbells

    (on loan to Ring Sarasota) The sound of Petit & Fritsen handbells is very complex. Upon first hearing these Dutch bells, people are often reminded of tower bells. The unique sound of the Petit & Fritsens comes from their differences in both the bronze alloy and the casting profile, resulting in a unique combination of […]

  • 2 Octaves (C6 – C8) of Malmark Cymbells

    Designed by Malmark, Inc. these Cymbells simplify the ringing of melody lines, percussive patterns and ostinato. Authentic Malmark handbell castings mounted to a convenient rack. Each octave set contains 13 chromatic rack mounted castings, stand, and 2 mallets.

  • 5 Octaves (C3 – C8) of Malmark ChoirChimes in Port-a-Bell cases

    (3 octaves (C4 – C7) in memory of Sondra Thompson) Malmark’s Choirchimes resemble aluminum tuning forks with exterior clappers. The chime’s prongs vibrate like those of a tuning fork, while the long tube serves as both a resonating chamber and a handle. They produce very quiet overtones relative to their fundamental pitches, which is why […]

  • 3 Octaves (C4 – C7) of Schulmerich Handbells

    The group’s secondary instrument, spanning three octaves, is used for doublings and alternate handbell assignments. Manufactured by Schulmerich Carillons, Inc, of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, these bells are also cast in bronze, an alloy made of approximately 80 percent copper and 20 percent tin, polished inside and out, and black handles.

  • 5+ Octaves (C3 – C#8) Malmark Handbells in Port-a-Bell cases

    (given in memory of Sondra Thompson) Ring Sarasota’s primary instruments. Spanning from two octaves below Middle C to three octaves above Middle C, this 62-bell set was manufactured by Malmark, Inc., of Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania. The bells are cast in bronze, an alloy made of approximately 80 percent copper and 20 percent tin, with individual weights […]

  • Chris Sheppard

    Chris Sheppard Chris began ringing handbells after college but was involved in music from an early age, singing in church choirs, community choirs, school choirs, and the Texas Lutheran College Concert Choir.  A trumpet player too, that can make for a busy Easter morning service singing, ringing, and trumpeting.   He has played handbells, mostly bass […]

  • Carolyn Schmidt

    Carolyn Schmidt Carolyn began her music career at age four, when her parents realized that she could play all of her nursery rhyme tunes on the family piano. Lessons followed. She became the school chorus accompanist at 14. She’s received a B.A. degree from Ithaca College in behavioral psychology with a music minor, playing bass […]