The Peaceful Music Windchime Project

Garry Kvistad describes the Peaceful Music Windchime Project.

Following the November 2018 Paradise, California Camp Fire—the worst wildfire in California state history—Woodstock Chimes was contacted by an officer of the Oroville Foothill 4-H Club to see if our company would be interested in partnering with them to aid survivors of the fire. We were more than happy to participate and donated 125 Bells of Paradise™ windchimes to be personalized by members of the 4-H Club and distributed to the fire’s survivors as a way to help them heal psychologically and emotionally.

The donated Bells of Paradise windchimes were offered to survivors nominated by the community. The windchimes were decorated by local club members and middle school children with colorful beads and charms; the charms were inscribed with inspirational words having special significance to each recipient.

“As a company that believes in the healing power of music, we felt privileged to be involved, and the Bells of Paradise name synergy was especially fitting,” said Garry Kvistad, founder and owner of Woodstock Chimes. “We were touched by the generous spirit of the 4-H members, who found the giving phase to be the most rewarding part. To those who nominated the recipients and personalized the chimes, and especially to the survivors who received them, we hope the peaceful and calming tones will be a source of comfort and inspiration, and a little piece of paradise for all.”


Click here to watch a music video made by Spencer Hill, an alumnus of the Oroville Foothill 4-H Club. In addition to making the video Spencer also composed the video’s music, which includes the notes of the Bells of Paradise chime.