Upcoming Events


Twin Cities Bronze
is a 501(c)(3)Non-Profit organization. 

All donations are tax deductible.




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Performing       Innovating      Educating

Our Mission:  to provide musical excellence through innovative performances and education

using the medium of handbells

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Concert Season version of Twin Cities Bronze!

According to Artistic and Music Director Amy Maakestad, "If these names look familiar, we are the same group from last season. We will be terrifyingly good after this much time together. Look out!"
Let the ringing begin!


Annual Christmas Concert - The Meltdown

December 3, 2017      4:00pm

Peace United Methodist Church/ Peace Community of Faith

5050 Hodgson Road, Shoreview MN

Immerse yourself in sounds of the season at our annual Christmas Concert.  Favorite carols, an audience sing-a-long and a few surprises are sure to warm your spirit.  Join us for the popular basket raffle and remain to mingle at the decadent dessert reception.

Tickets available online here. Tickets also available from any Ensemble or Board member.


MID-WINTER WORKSHOP with Dean Wagner and Twin Cities Bronze

Saturday, January 20, 2018  8:30am-4:00pm     

Peace UMC/Community Church, Shoreview, MN

$55/person   $30/student  (After December 11, 2017  $70/person    $40/student)

Hot lunch and snacks included. All music and equipment provided. Dean Wagner will conduct ringers on a journey of discovery as we explore wonderful pieces by various lesser-know composers.  Focusing on musicality, participatnts will be challenged and instructed on utilizing the techniques unique to handbells to make beautiful and engaging music. PLUS! A sneak preview of our new commission written by Dean.

Heitz Handbells and Music will be there! Thank you Carol Scheel for being a part of this event.  Everyone leaves this Mid-Winter Workshop a better handbell musician. Come by yourself, bring a few friends, or attend as a complete choir.  Don't forget to bring gloves and a standup binder. Online registration is open NOW! Click here.

Congratulations to composer Jason W. Krug and Twin Cities Bronze.  Jason's handbell composition "Novus" - commissioned by Twin Cities Bronze - was debuted at The Annual Christmas Concert on December 4, 2016.


TWIN CITIES BRONZE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF OUR NEW ALBUM "DANCES" - available as an online download.  Purchase yours HERE!


Twin Cities Bronze offers Mobile Classroom! We come to your group, teach you what we know and what we do on your bells and equipment, and help your group get to the next level. With a variety of classes to choose from, we'll be able to address what matters the most to you. Read more about what we offer...

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Twin Cities Bronze is a performing ensemble specializing in the music and art of English handbells. Selected by annual audition, this ensemble of advanced ringers hails from the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Shared Values statement for Twin Cities Bronze captures the essence of the organization:

As professionals, to strive at all times for musical excellence
As educators, to share our technical knowledge of this unique medium
As artists, to showcase the diversity of handbells through innovative performances
As friends, to support each other and have fun