The Metropolitan Bells is an advanced community handbell ensemble consisting of 13 auditioned ringers from the greater Chattanooga area. They perform on 6 octaves of Malmark bells and six octaves of Malmark choir chimes. Established in 1993, The Metropolitan Bells was the vision of founding director, Ken Cochrane. Under his ten years of leadership, The Metropolitan Bells performed with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, the Chattanooga Boys Choir, and the Chattnaooga Girls Choir.
The goal of the organization is to bring advanced sacred and secular handbell music to the community and to promote the art and enjoyment of handbell ringing. Over the years, the group has performed for weddings, civic groups, and community events. The group is currently under the direction of Gary Bynum.