Percussion instruments are used regularly in handbell and handchime arrangements -- and Handbell Services has taken the guessing game away for handbell musicians.

We have carefully selected non-pitched, hand-held percussion instruments to complement handbell/handchime choirs. 

These selections do not overwhelm any choir -- each has been carefully selected from a variety of brands and styles, and tested by several handbell ensembles.  We offer less choice -- but each perfectly fits with almost every piece written for bell and chimes.

Quality instruments for quality ensembles.  You'll notice the difference.  

  • Maracas

    These are RhythmTech plastic fiber maracas, specially selected by Handbell Services, and come as a pair. They work particularly well with handbells because they have a "light" maracas sound that blends with a set of bells, rather than a heavy...
  • Piccolo Triangle - 4"

    Handbell Services choice!  4" (on each side) bronze piccolo triangle, best for handbells. We sought a triangle that gave a clear, "golden" tone that didn't overpower a set of handbells.  We tried many – and found those that were less...
  • Rhythm Tech Tambourine, brass jingles

    Handbell Services choice!  Rhythm Tech Tambourine balances well with handbells. The brass jingles offer a deeper, richer sound than nickel jingles. The crescent-shaped tambourine is easy to grip and easy to maneuver, and takes less room on a...
  • RhythmTech Trigger Triangle (w/ stand)

    This is a great solution for any handbell choir  -- the trigger trianglefits right on top of table foam, and can be placed near the ringer that needs to play a quick triangle part that appears in the music. • Includes Triangle, mounting stand,...
  • Sleigh Bells - 12 Jingle Bells

    Handbell Services choice - these are genuine sleigh bells, not cheap jingly imitations or "jingle bells" They are made by Latin Percussion, and work perfectly in performance with handbell choirs.   There are twelve "jingles" on a strong...
  • Soft-sided Chime Gig Bag

    This is a musician's "gig bag" -- a carrying case for your performance windchimes.  Fits all medium-size chimes. It is a soft-sided case that will securely hold medium-size sets of windchimes for easy storage and for easy carrying to a performance...
  • TreeWorks Chime - 20 Bar Single Row

    This Treeworks® handcrafted studio percussion chimes has been specially selected by HANDBELL SERVICES for use with handbell ensembles.  It is made in Nashville, Tennessee, by TreeWorks.   20 individually tuned bars Wood: White...
  • TreeWorks Chime Mounting Bracket - Black

    Our TreeWorks® bracket is designed specifically to hold all styles of hanging performance chimes.   It offers a sturdy and secure placement for ease in performance and as a visual enhancement for the audience. Strong, secure mount with...
  • Treeworks Tabletop Chimes w/Steel Stand

    Perform upcoming seasonal music with a tabletop windchime - ideal placement near the bells, right on the table pad!  Crafted in Nashville, Tennessee, by TreeWorks.  There is no need for a separate stand and bracket, or even for an extra person...
  • Triangle Mallet Set

    Handbell Services choice!  Danmar Triangle Mallet Set, for great blending of triangle sounds with handbells, These are rofessional-level beaters that let the player blend the triangle sound perfectly with any handbell music that asks for triangle...
  • Zildjian Finger Cymbals

    Handbell Services choice! These are finger cymbals from the world-famous Zildjian cymbal company, and come as a pair. • They are 2.5 inches in diameter, made of solid brass with a mottled finish • They sound full and rich, unlike cheaper and...