Welcome to Sonos Handbell Ensemble!   Artistic Director: James Meredith

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Widely considered the best handbell group in the US.

-- Sarah Cahill
East Bay Express

Their music stunned us all. The four thousand audience members went wild, just as we knew they would.

-- Garrison Keillor
Host, A Prairie Home Companion

Olympians of handbell ringers.

-- Joyce Johnson Hamilton
Music Director, Diablo Symphony

The musicianship ... is solid, and the musical values regarding repertoire and its execution are invariably of the highest order. So is the sound.

-- David Vernier

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Friends of Sonos

Friends of Sonos is made up of individuals and organizations all over the country who have committed to helping Sonos on its way to becoming a full-time professional ensemble through their generous financial support. All donations to Sonos Handbell Ensemble go directly towards funding the exciting performances and projects you see outlined here on our Web site.

Levels of giving for the 2010 - 2011 season are as follows:

  • Friend (up to $49)
  • Supporter ($50 - $99)
  • Benefactor ($100 - $249)
  • Patron ($250 - $499)
  • Sponsor ($500 - $999)
  • Director's Circle ($1,000 and up)

Sonos Handbell Ensemble Ring

This season we are listing all members of Friends of Sonos in our concert programs. Membership in Friends of Sonos also insures that you will receive any newsletters and other informational mailings that we send out regarding concerts or other special events.

To become a member of Friends of Sonos, enter in the amount you wish to donate and click on the PayPal Donate button. This will take you to PayPal's secure Web site where you can make the donation using a credit card or a debit card. Once complete, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your donation. You may keep this e-mail as a receipt. The donor's name will be listed as it appears on your PayPal account. If you wish for the donation to be under a different name, fill out the "Donor Name" box. If, however, you wish for your donation to be anonymous, please indicate so by checking the box marked, "I would like my gift to be anonymous".

If you would prefer to send a check, you may do so. Simply make the check payable to "Sonos Handbell Ensemble", and indicate "FOS/website" on the memo line. You can send the check to:

Sonos Handbell Ensemble
P.O. Box 5492
Berkeley, CA 94705-0492

Matching Gifts: If your employer has a matching gift program, pick up the application form in your personnel office, fill out the donor portion, and send it along with your gift. These programs can double and sometimes even triple the value of your donation!

If you have any questions about this program, or need more information, please contact us. Join those who help keep Sonos on the cutting edge of handbell artistry! Become a member of Friends of Sonos today!

All donations are tax deductible.


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