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About Us

Joyful Sound is an advanced community handbell choir based in the greater Indianapolis, Indiana area that was formed in 1999. Our mission is to promote the art of English handbell ringing through performance, education, and community outreach.

Joyful Sound is a member choir in Handbell Musicians of America and regularly participates in Area 5, national and international festivals.

We ring 6 octaves of Schulmerich handbells and 6 octaves of Malmark chimes.

In the spirit of joyful song, Joyful Sound ringers strive to:


  • Promote the diverse art of handbell ringing in Central Indiana.

  • Develop educational opportunities for youth and adults to learn the art of handbell ringing.

  • Participate in handbell festivals, workshops, and retreats for the purpose of continuously improving our ringing skills and technique.

  • Ring a wide variety of sacred and secular music.

  • Challenge ourselves to grow musically, spiritually, and professionally in a creative, caring and nurturing atmosphere.

  • Serve our community and choir with professionalism, pride and respect.

Joyful Sound, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You can view our bylaws here:






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