The St. Matthew's UMC Handbell Program has ten English Handbell Choirs with a total membership of 150 children, youth, and adults. The youth go on a ten day tour every summer, attending a 3 day festival, and performing in churches on the way and the way back. They give a 90 minute performance on 7 octaves of handbells & 6 octaves of choir chimes. The most advanced group plays at the Kennedy Center each December, has performed at Constitution Hall, the White House, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and other venues in the DC area. Each worship service from September to June has a bell choir as part of the music. The group has four CD's.