Buy-a-Bell Campaign

Buy-a-Bell Campaign Donation Form

The Detroit Handbell Ensemble (DHE) currently owns only the outer two octaves of handbells on which they play (C3 to B4 and C#7 to D8), borrowing a three-octave set since the group’s inception in 1991.  The time has come, however, for DHE to purchase a three-octave set of bells of its own.  Fully owning its instruments is the next step in establishing DHE as an independent community organization.

We would like to enlist your support in reaching this important milestone.  There are 37 notes in the three-octave set (C4-C7) and individuals or groups may choose to purchase a bell for the ensemble at the cost of $250 per bell or $125 for half a bell.  Inscriptions will be placed inside the handle marking your generosity for the lifetime of the bells.  Bells may be designated as given in honor or memory of a loved one.  Each inscription is typed on a gold slip of special paper and placed inside the handle sleeve of the bell at the time of manufacturing.  Donors who purchase a bell may use three lines of text (30 characters each); those purchasing half a bell may use one line of text (30 characters total).

The Buy-a-Bell campaign began in December 2007 and will continue until all 37 notes have been donated.  When the full set of bells is purchased, DHE plans to hold a special concert with a reception in honor of all donors.

To contribute to the Buy-a-Bell Campaign, please use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the form below.  Complete the form and mail it, along with your contribution, to the address indicated on the form.

Buy-a-Bell Campaign Donation Form

DHE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All contributions are tax deductible.

For more information, please contact Lynette Hoelter, Business Manager (734 615-5653;