Handbell Choir

Join the First Pres Handbells for a unique opportunity to glorify God through the beautiful music of bells!


The handbell choir enhances worship through the beautiful music of handbells.  Led by Music Director Susan Schaefer, this talented group plays a variety of music for three to five octaves of handbells and chimes.

New members or substitute ringers are welcome, but must contact the Music Director first. Music reading skills and rhythmic proficiency are helpful.

The Handbell Choir rehearses 7:30-8:30 pm on Wednesdays in the Sanctuary. We will play in worship on the second Sunday of every other month. If you’re a handbell ringer or would like to join us or substitute, please contact Susan Schaefer: susan@firstpreswausau.org

We recently received a fourth octave of Handchimes from the memorial for our late colleague, “Les” Brenton.  We hope to honor his musicianship and leadership with the ringing of these new chimes.