Handbell Ensemble Capital City Ringers Handbells

The Capital City Ringers Handbell Ensemble

COVID-19 Update: Due to the recent uptick in Covid-19 situation, the Fall 2020 season continues to be temporarily delayed for an undeteremined amount of time until it is safe to resume rehearsing.

We hope to resume rehearsals in early 2022!

Stay tuned and stay safe!

Music Director News:


After five years directing and leading the Capital City Ringers, Nicole Leppala has
announced her intention to step down from her position as the CCR Music Director at
the end of the 2020-2021 ringing year (Spring 2021). While we are saddened by her
decision, we are also very grateful for her years of leadership and dedication.
CCR is currently searching for a new Music Director to join us as we continue to share
the joy of handbells in the Lansing area and beyond. Come make music with us!

The application deadline is: December 15, 2021

Click HERE for more information.

Questions may be directed to: capitalcityringers@gmail.com

CCR will not be rehearsing or performing this fall due to the COVID pandemic, but if we
are able to return in the spring 2021 season, this position could begin in January 2021.


Celebrating 36 Years of Ringing Excellence!


From Bach and Mozart, to Glenn Miller and Leroy Anderson, to Elvis and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the Capital City Ringers (the other 'CCR') continually amazes audiences with their flashy style and musical diversity.

Comments, such as, "I never knew handbells could do that!" and "Wow!" are often heard after CCR's performances. Drums, bass guitar, and keyboards add to the rich, musical texture of handbells and chimes, from classical, jazz, sacred, and blues, to rock-and-roll and original works. Be sure to attend a concert to see (and hear) mid-Michigan's premiere handbell ensemble for yourself!


What they're saying...

"Bravo on an absolutely gorgeous CD ... and, of course, HUGE KUDOS to their director for instilling musicality and finesse into their playing. . . . . . Some descriptive words as I was listening to "Reunir": clean, clear, musical, nice tempos, and very expressive. I LOVE the last two measures . . . WOW!"

Dr. William A. Payn - composer/arranger/conductor, Dept. of Music, Bucknell University

"IT'S SHOWTIME! is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! . . . just finished listening to your impeccable performance. You are truly one of the very few ensembles performing today who actually make MUSIC in this idiom! . . . Thank you for such a lift at the end of a drab, routine day! Blessings.

Douglas E. Wagner - composer/arranger

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