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Austin Handbell Ensemble

Austin Handbell Ensemble


The Group

The Austin Handbell Ensemble is an auditioned non-profit community ensemble dedicated to excellence in ringing and to promoting musical education at all levels. The ensemble was founded in 1995 by Austin area directors and ringers and is directed by Bob Avant and Linda Rutherford.

The Instruments and Music

Our fifteen member choir plays on five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and five and a half octaves of Malmark handchimes. Each

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The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.