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Woodstock Chimes

Woodstock Chimes Woodstock Chimes design and sell the world-famous Woodstock Chimes. Garry Kvistad and his wife, Diane, started Woodstock Percussion, Inc. in 1979 and it continues to be a family-owned business located in New York’s Hudson Valley. Garry is also a professional musician.

In the early 1970s, Garry began what would become Woodstock Chimes in an Illinois landfill. Garry had enrolled in a course that taught how to make instruments. Lacking financial resources, he visited his local landfill, hoping to find scrap metal that he could use. At the time, scouring landfills for usable materials was not an uncommon practice, says Garry. I was looking for any type of metal with a quality sound to it. I spotted a pile of discarded lawn chairs.

Using tubes from the chairs, Garry made a xylophone out of metal instead of wood.

Soon afterwards, Garry made a set of chimes and the rest is history.

Garry and Diane continued making windchimes in the kitchen of their new home. After an appearance on NPR’s All Things Considered in early 1980 and on the Today Show in 1983 Garry was devoting all of his energy to making and selling his windchimes. In the late 1980s, Woodstock Chimes were being sold in all 50 states and distributed internationally.

Two custom sets of Woodstock Chimes were commissioned for a special performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra commemorating the 100th anniversary of Carnegie Hall in 1990

Woodstock Chimes are world renowned for their quality, durability, resonant tones and the beauty of their designs, whether it be made in wood or metal, and hung indoors by a window or outside under a favorite tree or spot in the garden.

The Woodstock Chimes Fund was established in 1986 to support the local community Arts, Food and Shelter programs. Woodstock Chimes products which are tied to important causes through a sharing of profits. For example, proceeds from sales of the Tibetan Prayer Chime™ benefit the Tibet House New York™, which is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture and is associated with the Dalai Lama. Sales of the Chimes of Hope™ sends donations to organizations dedicated to the battle against breast cancer.

Woodstock  Blues Band Harmonica
Woodstock  Jambourine
Woodstock  Kid's Accordion
Woodstock Chimes - Asli Arts Autumn Leaves Capiz Chime C721
Woodstock  Chime of Patagonia
Woodstock  Chimes of Polaris - Bronze
Woodstock  Chimes of Polaris - Silver
Woodstock  Gregorian Chimes - Alto, Black
American Arts & Crafts Chimes
Aloha Chime - Purple Passion
Woodstock Chimes - Anniversary Chime™ ACS
Woodstock Chimes - Amazing Grace Chime- Large AGLS
Woodstock Chimes - Amazing Grace Chime - Medium AGMS
Woodstock Chimes - Amazing Grace Chime AGS
Woodstock Chimes - Amazing Grace Chime - Small AGSS
Woodstock Chimes - My Butterfly Chime by  BFC
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Bali BWS
Woodstock Chimes - Asli Arts Gamelan Chime - Medium C110
Woodstock Chimes - Asli Arts Mini Capiz Chime - Raspberry C129
Woodstock Chimes - Asli Arts Mini Capiz Chime - Coral C135
Whole Coconut Chime - Large
Woodstock Chimes - Asli Arts Whole Coconut Chime - Medium C201
Woodstock Chimes - Asli Arts Dark Blue Capiz Chime with Moon/Star C206
Woodstock Chimes - Asli Arts Black Ring Chime - Large C252
Woodstock Chimes -  Habitats - Butterfly Chime CBC
Chimes of Bavaria
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Bach CBWSI
Woodstock Chimes -  Chakra Chimes - Seven Stones CC7
Woodstock Chimes -  Chakra Chimes - Amethyst    CCAM
Woodstock Chimes -  Chakra Chimes - Red Coral CCR
Woodstock Chimes -  Habitats - Dragonfly Windbell CDW
Woodstock Chimes -  Feng Shui Chime - Chi Energy, Tiger's Eye CET
Woodstock Chimes -  Crystal Fantasy - Hummingbird CFHU
Woodstock Chimes -  Crystal Guardian Angel - Aurora Borealis CGAB
Woodstock Chimes -  Crystal Guardian Angel - Light Amethyst CGLA
Woodstock Chimes -  Crystal Guardian Angel - Rose CGRO
Woodstock Chimes -  Crystal Guardian Angel - Ruby CGRY
Woodstock Chimes -  Crystal Guardian Angel - Sapphire CGSA
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Provence CPS
Woodstock Chimes -  Chimes of Mercury - Bronze DCB14
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Mars - Bronze DCB17
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Neptune - Bronze DCB54
Woodstock Chimes - Encore Copper Bells DCCB
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Mars - Black DCK17
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Pluto - Black DCK27
Woodstock Chimes -  Chimes of Mercury - Silver DCS14
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Earth - Silver DCS37
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Neptune - Silver DCS54
Woodstock Chimes -  Chimes of Mercury - Verdigris DCV14
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Pluto - Verdigris  DCV27
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Earth - Verdigris  DCV37
Woodstock Chimes - Emperor Gong - Large Black EGC
Woodstock Chimes - Emperor Gong - Black EGCB
Woodstock Chimes -  Equestrian Spirit Chime ESC
Woodstock Chimes - Gregorian Baritone Chime GBS
Woodstock Chimes - Little Gregorian Chime GLS
Woodstock Chimes - Gregorian Tenor Chime GTS
Woodstock Chimes - Hummer Chime HBRS
Woodstock Chimes -  Healing Chime  HC
Woodstock Chimes -  Habitats - Hummingbird Spiral HHS
Woodstock Chimes - Heroic Windbell - Large HWL
Woodstock Chimes - Wedding Chime IDO
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Mozart - Large  MGL
Woodstock Chimes - Chimes of Mozart - Medium MGM
Woodstock Chimes -  Ode To Joy Chime  OJ
Woodstock Chimes - Pachelbel Canon Chime™ PCC
Woodstock Chimes - Pachelbel Canon Chime - Bronze PCCB
Woodstock Chimes - Precious Stones Chimes - Amethyst PSAM
Woodstock Chimes - Precious Stones Chimes - Crystal PSCR
Woodstock Chimes - Precious Stones Chimes - Turquoise PST
Woodstock Chimes -  Seashore Chimes - Sand Dollar SSA
Woodstock Chimes -  Seashore Chime - Sea Star SST
Woodstock Chimes -  Temple Bells - Trio TB3
Woodstock Chimes -  Temple Bells - Quintet TB5
Woodstock Chimes -  Victorian Garden Chime - Meadow VGCM
Woodstock Chimes -  Amber Chime WABR
Woodstock Chimes - Encore Water Bell Fountain WEWBF
Woodstock Chimes -  Turquoise Chime WTBR
Woodstock Chimes -  Turquoise Chime - Medium  WTBRM
Woodstock Chimes - Windsinger Chimes of Apollo - Black WWAB
Woodstock Chimes - Water Bell Fountain WWBF2
Woodstock Chimes - Windsinger Chimes of Orpheus - Black WWOB
Woodstock Chimes -  Zenergy Chime - Solo ZENERGY




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