Since 1996, Capital Carillon has been bringing the art of English handbell ringing to the metropolitan Washington area. Its mission is to educate, enlighten, and entertain national capital area audiences through the art of ringing with musical excellence. The choir works to achieve the following objectives:
- to attract, organize, educate, and rehearse qualified handbell ringers;
- to educate others in the community through performances of handbell music;
- to promote the art of handbell music;
- to encourage the public appreciation of and interest in handbell music.