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, and our youth ensemble tours alongside the Youth Choir on summer tour. 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.


Seth o'kegley: sokegley@fumcor.org

Genesis Handbells: 3rd-6th graders, combined with adults. This group meets on Tuesdays from 5:00-5:30 pm.

Wesley Ringers: 7th-12th graders. This group meets on Sundays from 4:00-5:00 pm.

Carillons: This group meets on Sundays from 6:00-7:00 pm


Pictures from various years at the Knoxville Area Handbell Festival