FUMC Carillons

FUMC Carillons

There are three handbell ensembles available for those interested in ringing and learning more about this unique instrument. Some music reading is helpful, but is not required to participate. Our adult ensemble, the Carillons, participates in the Knoxville Area Handbell Festival each year. Due to the nature of handbell choirs, it is helpful to know in advance if you are interested in joining us.

If you are an adult who has never rung a handbell before, we offer a basic introduction to the instrument when need arises. Contact our director for more information about our basic class.


JOsh Sumter, music associate

Genesis Ringers
Tuesdays 5:00-5:30
Begin your musical journey here! Adults and children who are curious about handbells or learning music in general are encouraged to join this group.

Grace Notes
Sundays 4:00-5:00
Older kids (Grades 7-12) with some musical experience can find a place to keep learning music and how to work together in this group!

Sundays 6:00-7:00
Looking for a challenge?
This is the perfect place for adults who have some musical knowledge and have rung in a handbell ensemble before.

Pictures from various years at the Knoxville Area Handbell Festival