Palmetto Bronze is an auditioned handbell ensemble that seeks to encourage others to explore the unique musical medium of handbells. We ring exciting music of many genres and styles : classical, original compositions, pop, jazz, patriotic, Broadway show tunes and movie themes - Always bringing smiles to the faces of our listeners!
Palmetto Bronze plays on 7 octaves of Schulmerich and Malmark Bells, 6 octaves of Malmark chimes, 3 octaves of Early Trusonic bells, 2 1/2 octaves of duplicate Malmark bells and 2 octaves of Mass Rowe bells. We rehearse on Sundays from 5:30-7:30 PM in the Bell Room at Summerville Baptist Church
Palmetto Bronze is directed by Marcia J. Brantley of Summerville, SC. Our members come from all over the Lowcountry and from all walks of life. We all share a love of handbells and enjoy the challenge that comes from playing exciting music with accuracy and musicality. We sponsor the Lowcountry Handbell Workshop annually bringing in a nationally known clinician and offering classes and massed ringing. We are a qualified non-profit organization.
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Palmetto Bronze is under the direction of Marcia J. Brantley. Mrs. Brantley holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University and has been teaching and directing Handbells for over 30 years. Before she retired, she was the Handbell director/teacher at Rollings Middle School of the Arts in Summerville, SC. In addition to directing Palmetto Bronze, she is currently employed as Pianist and Handbell Coordinator/Director by Summerville Baptist Church where she plays for services and ensembles and directs adult and children's Handbell ensembles. She also directs a Ladies SSA vocal ensemble and helps to direct the Low Country Singing Christmas Tree. She has studied conducting under Dr. William Payn and served as clinician for various seminars and workshops.
Georgia Spring Ring 2017
We'd love to share our exciting and unique art form with you! See our calendar for scheduled performance dates and workshops or call to set up a concert or workshop.
202 Caveson Dr, Summerville, SC 29483
Call Caroline at (843) 412-6168 to schedule a workshop or concert