Music City Bronze

Nashville’s Premier Community Handbell Ensemble

In January 2006, Susan Nance and John Pfeiffer held an organizational meeting of those interested in being part of a community handbell choir, the purpose of which was to play secular music at a more difficult level than is traditionally found in church groups.

The group chose the name Music City Bronze to reflect the home city of the group and the material from which bells are made.

The mission statement created by the ensemble is “to reach for higher levels of musicianship in handbells/chimes, and to promote, educate, and share the passion of handbell/chime music with the community.

In August 2006 the group was determined to be a charitable organization under section 501 c (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and welcomes contributions which are tax-deductible to the donor.  The group belongs to the Handbell Musicians of America (HMA) in which Susan has served as Tennessee Chair and John serves as national President.

A broad-based repertoire is available, and selections may be requested for specific events.  Repertoire for Christmas 2013 includes:


Ding Ding Merrily on High - Fred Gramann

God With Us for All Time - Betty Garee

Symphonia on Hyfrydol - Kevin McChesney

August 9 Adagio - Chad Etzel

O Holy Night - Joel Raney

Silver Bells - Cynthia Dobrinski

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Cynthia Dobrinski

The Newborn King - Julie Turner

A Christmas Festival - Martha Lynn Thompson





Music City Bronze

Board of Directors

Sandi Baker, Rebekah Lacy, John Pfeiffer,
Betty Lee Nolan, Susan Nance, and Carol Gundy


Dennis Anderson, John Pfeiffer, Julie Turner


Susan Nance, John Pfeiffer

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