Lowcountry Auditioned
Community Handbell Ensemble

Spring Concert Schedule



April 6 - Workshop with St. Helena's Parrish Church and Baptist Church of Beaufort,  Concert at 5 PM

April 27 - Joint Concert with Carolina Bronze  - Greenville County Library, Greenville, SC -  2:00 PM

April 28 - Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay, Summerville, SC 4:00 PM

May 3 - North Charleston Arts Festival -Eternal Father of the Sea Chapel , 1096 Navy Way, North Charleston, SC at 7:00 PM

May 26 - Piccolo Spoleto - Circular Congregational Church, Downtown Charleston, SC at 5:00 PM

Some of our Songs

Bugler's Holiday, Meditation on Beautiful Savior, Help! by John Lennon, Over the Rainbow, Fly Me to the Moon, How Far I'll Go from Moana, Tarantella, Dorian Dance and more

Hope to see you there!!

About Us


The Lowcountry's Premiere Handbell Ensemble

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! 


A huge assortment of bells and chimes!

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


501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

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 Performances

Palmetto Bronze Has Played for:

  •  Handbell Musicians of America (formerly AGEHR) National Seminar in Atlanta, GA - July 16, 2014
  • Georgia Spring Ring 2017
  • At Large concert/session at the South Carolina Music Educator's In Service Conference, 2014, 2015 and 2018
  • Piccolo Spoleto 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • North Charleston Arts Festival 2010 - 2013, 2016
  • Pre-concert Music - Charleston Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops 2017

Palmetto Bronze Has also played for:

  • Living Springs Lutheran Church - Columbia, SC 2017
  • Church of the Resurrection - Surfside Beach, SC 2017
  • Joint Concert with Carolina Bronze - Greenville, SC 2017
  • Nights of a Thousand Candles - Pawley's Island, SC 2011-2016
  • Bethel UMC - Charleston, SC 2017
  • Christ St. Paul's Church - Hollywood, SC Holiday 2013-2016

Directed by



Marcia J. Brantley

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. 


Annually in January

Fill out the form, print it out, scan then email it to mbrantley@palmettobronze.com

Will consider qualified ringers anytime

Call Marcia at (843)729-6275 if you are interested

Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

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.

Palmetto Bronze

202 Caveson Dr, Summerville, SC 29483

(843) 729-6275

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