International Make Music Day

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Malmark, Inc. - Bellcraftsmen invites everyone from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument to join in the global music celebration by attending our community tent event. Our staff musicians will teach, direct and lead a fun-filled, educating, and community-building experience with handbells, handchimes, and cajons. Rain or shine, ring or drum under the tent! The one hour sessions will be held at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. at 5712 Easton Road near the heart of Plumsteadville. Guests can experience our instruments, view our LoraBell gift line, and enjoy delicious treats available from one of Plumsteadville’s newest family businesses, The Salt Box, owned and operated by the Marinelli family.

Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year. Musical festivities in Plumsteadville, PA are part of a global celebration of music making in over 1,000 cities inspired by France’s FĂȘte de la Musique.

Jake Malta, the world’s foremost designer of musically tuned bronze handbells, incorporated Malmark in November of 1973 and sold their first set of bells to Doylestown Presbyterian Church in 1974. He named the company to sound like “hallmark”, a word which conveys quality.

The company started in a 3000 sq. foot building in Doylestown and in 1978, moved a few miles away, to a facility approximately 6000 sq. feet. In 1985, the company moved to Plumsteadville occupying the former Keller Glove Factory site. Today, with additions, the company occupies almost 46,000 sq. feet.

Due to the many design innovations, Malmark grew to lead the world in handbell quality and sales. The company offers the world’s largest range of both handbells and handchimes in which the sets are matched to pitch within 4/100ths of a semitone on an A440 scale. Custom tuning and handle inscriptions are available as well as gift bells in many designs.

Our customers consist of both secular and faith-affiliated groups: schools, churches, community organizations, nursing homes and in music therapy. Many have found our instruments to be extremely useful in this COVID-19 environment. As percussion instruments, Malmark products have allowed music-making to continue during the pandemic.

In addition to producing quality instruments, Malmark, a family owned and operated business, takes pride that its products are made MADE IN AMERICA.

About Make Music Day:
Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international FĂȘte de la Musique, taking place in more than 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, nearly 100 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music Day celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation, and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit


Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Malmark Bellcraftsmen

Street Address

5712 Easton Road
Plumsteadville, PA 18949


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