Rainier Ringers is a 14-member community handbell ensemble based in Tacoma, Washington. We perform two concert seasons annually, a Christmas program in late November or early December and a second program in late May or early June featuring a different theme each year. Click here for information about upcoming concerts. Rainier Ringers is also available to perform at public or private gatherings; contact us for more information.
Named for Washington State's highest peak, the goal of Rainier Ringers is to both educate and entertain. We strive to provide programs of exciting, challenging music which also inform our audiences about handbells and the music that we play.
Rainier Ringers was founded in 1997 by Lois McMonnies and subsequently directed by Doug Mjorud and then Ron Mallory from 2012 to 2015. Lois McMonnies returned as our director in 2016 while we were searching for a new director. Anastacia Caswell is now our director as of January 2017.
The Rainier Ringers consists of experienced ringers who enjoy performing a wide diversity of handbell repertoire while challenging their musical skills. We plays on 5 octaves of Malmark bells and 5 octaves of Malmark chimes. The bells along with our weekly rehearsal space are provided through an agreement with Little Church on the Prairie in Lakewood, Washington.
Rainier Ringers is a 501.c.3 organization, and relies on donations to present our music to the public. Click here for information on how to make a donation.