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 served as national President.

A broad-based repertoire is available, and selections may be requested for specific events.  Repertoire for Christmas 2014 includes:


It Came Upon the Midnight Clear  Arnold Sherman 

Trepak  Cathy Moklebust

Dance of the Reed Flutes  William Griffin

Carol of the Drum  Michael Glasgow

Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy  Fred Gramann

Away in a Manger  Joel Raney

Highland Cathedral  Julie Turner & Kevin McChesney

I Saw Three Ships  Julie Turner

Air on the G String  Lloyd Larsen

Gloria Hodie  Julie Turner & Kevin McChesney

Sleigh Ride  Martha Lynn Thompson

A Charlie Brown Christmas  Kevin McChesney














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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