The purpose of Carolina Bronze is to further the musical art of handbell ringing in upstate South Carolina, to encourage worthy new compositions utilizing handbells, to educate the public about the musical art of handbell ringing and to promote the use of handbells in music education. We are a non-profit organization and are currently undergoing the process of incorporating as such under the laws of South Carolina. Following incorporation, we will file for taxpayer exempt status with the IRS under federal laws in section 501 (c) 3. Until such time as the IRS formally recognizes that status, we are considered to fall under the provisions of section 503 (c) 3 and all donations to Carolina Bronze are considered charitable donations.
Carolina Bronze was started in 2001 by a group of directors and advanced ringers who were seeking a challenging ringing experience. The group has grown both musically and in talent. We have some of the most dedicated and best handbell ringers from the upstate. Carolina Bronze performs on over five and a half octaves of Malmark handbells and five octaves of Malmark Choirchines. Our ringers come from many upstate communities. Most are versatile instrumentalists and/or vocalists and are active in other community and professional groups. Performance Venues: Upstate churches, Bell’s Crossing Elementary School in Simpsonville, Daniel Chapel at Furman University, J. Verne Smith Auditorium at Greenville Tech, Anderson Cancer Society’s Concert of Hope and Remembrance, Holiday Concert at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, American Guild of Organists Meeting in Greenville, The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Philadelphia United Methodist Church Concert Series in Fort Mill We welcome any experienced area ringers who would be interested in auditioning for the ensemble. Please e-mail us for a location and time [email protected]