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.  

  • Guiro


    MSRP: $22.45
    A guiro (gwee'-row) is an Afro-Latin instrument that is commonly used with handbell percussion parts.   Size: 15" w/ 5-1/2" ratchet playing surface Shape: fish-like shape with unique tapered throat and slot in the body to concentrate and project...
  • Maracas


    MSRP: $16.95
    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

    Piccolo Triangle

    MSRP: $55.00
    Handbell Services' choice!   Size: 4"  Metal: bronze alloy (gives a clearer, light resonating sound) Custom-selected to complement, not compete with English handbells Perfect for lighter applications and smaller ensembles Protective...
  • Rhythm Tech Tambourine (brass jingles)

    Rhythm Tech Tambourine (brass jingles)

    MSRP: $50.95
    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)

    RhythmTech Trigger Triangle (w/ stand)

    MSRP: $65.05
    This is a great solution for any handbell choir  -- the trigger triangle fits 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...
  • Sleigh Bells

    Sleigh Bells

    MSRP: $46.99
    An essential holiday sound, our sleigh bells are perfect for a single performing choir or even within a massed ring.   Twelve, 1-1/4" jingle bells  Size: 12" length x 4" width, including handle Comfortable grip Made by Latin...
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    Soft-sided Windchime Gig Bag

    Soft-sided Windchime Gig Bag

    Now: $25.00
    Was: $29.00
    This is a musician's "gig bag" -- a perfect carrying case for your performance windchimes.  Fits all small and medium-length chimes. It is a soft-sided case that will securely hold windchimes for easy storage and for easy carrying to a performance...
  • TreeWorks Chime - 20 Bar Single Row

    TreeWorks Chime - 20 Bar Single Row

    MSRP: $116.00
    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

    TreeWorks Chime Mounting Bracket - Black

    MSRP: $41.00
    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

    Treeworks Tabletop Chimes w/Steel Stand

    MSRP: $116.00
    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

    Triangle Mallet Set

    MSRP: $26.25
    Handbell Services choice!  Danmar Triangle Mallet Set, for great blending of triangle sounds with handbells, These are professional-level beaters that let the player blend the triangle sound perfectly with any handbell music that includes triangle...
  • Wood Block

    Wood Block

    MSRP: $26.40
    Handbell Services choice!  Rich-sounding wood block producing a clear full tone that doesn't overpower the sound of handbells. Size: 7" x 2-1/2" Wood: hard maple Perfect for lighter applications and smaller ensembles Manufactured by...