Make Music Winter 2022: Bell By Bell

Make Music Day

Make Music Winter’s signature Bell by Bell returns nationwide in 2022, featuring the world premieres of new compositions by Brian Chase (Grammy-nominated Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Glenn Kotche (Wilco), named one of the “Greatest Drummers of All Time” by Rolling Stone.

An event leader will distribute dozens of color-coded diatonic bells to the crowd, one color per note. At the front of the group, a team of conductors will wave corresponding colored flags to lead the group in slowly moving music by the composers, creating a sonorous, atmospheric soundscape. No one needs to be a musician in order to join in and play the pieces.

Come join this magical musical experience on Wednesday December 21, 2022!

More about Make Music Winter

Astoria, OR
Location: Ten Fifteen Theater, 1015 Commercial St
Time: 5:00 PM
This event is free and open to all!
Auburn, CA
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Join Make Music Auburn at Bell by Bell. This event is free and open to all!
Land O’ Lakes, WI
Location: Location: LOLA Arts
Time: 10:15 – 10:45 AM
Come play music! Using a color-coded system, try your hand at playing handbells with Jennifer and McCall. Anyone can do it!
Los Angeles, CA
Location: Sunset Triangle Plaza
Time: TBD
Join Make Music Los Angeles at Bell by Bell. This event is free and open to all!
Montclair, NJ
Location: Gift Bar 465 Bloomfield Ave
Time: 2:00 – 2:30 PM
Join Make Music Montclair at Bell by Bell. This event is free and open to all!
New London, CT
Location: The Telegraph, 19 Golden St
Time: 4:00 PM
This winter solstice, we’re excited to once again participate in Make Music Winter. This year, we’ll have a special program called Bell by Bell. Up to 24 people can participate and make some live music with instruments we’ll provide. There will be a handful of pieces performed including two new contributions from Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Glenn Kotche of Wilco. All ages are welcome!
New York, NY
Location: Astor Place Plaza
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Join us to (literally) ring in the winter season! Bell by Bell is a fun Make Music Winter tradition designed to transform first time participants and non-musicians into Music Makers, and it is a perfect program for kids and families.
Salem, OR
Location: 102 Liberty St NE Suite 100, Salem, OR 97301
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Decked out in festive holiday gear, Make Music Salem and the Salem community will be ringing RBI bells while strolling the streets of downtown Salem on December 21 from 4-5pm. The group will stop along the route to perform bell songs such as “Jingle Bells,” “Ode to Joy,” and more. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration of music and the holiday season!


Footage from Bell By Bell | Make Music Winter 2012