Purdue Bells: History
Organized in September of 1979, the Purdue Bells combines a five-octave set of Whitechapel handbells with a four-and-a-half octave set of Schulmerich handbells for performances. Purdue Bells has represented Purdue on tours of Florida and New York, as well as throughout the state of Indiana. In 1995, the ensemble was honored to perform for the Indiana Musical Educators Association and Music Educators National Conference North Central Convention. The group was also invited to perform at the first-ever Pinnacle 2000 handbell convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The enthusiasm of each full-time student and their love for performing has made the Purdue Bells a unique instrumental compliment to the vocal ensembles of PMO.