ARC ~ Activities Recreation & Care

for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Building people & community through programs & activities, while promoting the welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities.



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(818)762-4365 Phone

(818)762-1048 Fax


6456 Whitsett Ave.

N. Hollywood, CA 91606

Both of the ARC has musical choirs play year-round!

    ALL year round The ARC English Hand Bell and Chime Choirs play for schools, clubs, businesses, fairs, senior centers... They not only share there wonderful musical talents, but also awareness to the community. If you would like one of the choirs to play at your next event call (818) 762-4365 ask for Carol for the Bell Choir or Pat for the Chime Choir.     Or send an email to

     The purpose of the ARC Hand Bell Choir & the ARC Chime Choir is not only to provide artistic expression for the musicians but also to let the world know that people with developmental disabilities have many abilities; and that they are ready, willing and able to be part of the community.  And each and every time we entertain, the Bell & Chime Ringers shine with success as they are recognized for their talents and contributions to the community.

The ARC Hand Bell Choir

  The ARC English Hand Bell Choir  began in 1985 when Founders Dixie Henrikson & Mary Schallert saw this special style of music performed in Missouri.  Thanks to a grant from HR Textron in the San Fernando Valley, we purchased 24  hand bells.  Originally, beginning by just learning one bell at a time, with practice and dedication our abilities grew and now we perform special music using 4 1/2 octaves—that’s 42 hand bells.  

    The Hand Bell Choir has performed at many functions and for many groups for more than 20 years averaging about 60 public performances annually:  The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Live on KCET TV at the LA County Holiday Celebration, Anaheim Stadium, for the Viking Charities, the Ronald McDonald Camp Good Times, LA City Council, the L.A. County Fair, Aquarium of the Pacific,  Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies, NOHO Arts Festival, for Special Education Administrators, Teachers and Students, for Rotarians, Knights of Columbus, Optimists, the Elks, Order of Alhambra, Women’s Clubs, Garden Clubs, Churches, Schools, and local businesses.


The ARC Chime Choir

     The Chime Choir has been performing since 1999 and their audiences are growing and growing! They practice weekly for two hours during the ARC Activity Day Program. The choir was developed to extend the opportunity of community outreach to more individuals at ARC.  The Chime Choir members practice and perform using Schulmerich Hand Chimes. The choir members are very proud of their success within the community.  Their performances include senior centers, churches & schools, assisted living & retirement homes, square

dance associations, O.N.E.

Generation, Veterans, Elks,

Masons, Women’s Clubs,

Garden Clubs, and for a

variety of other local groups.  


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Bell or Chime choir for your next event

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