Welcome to the the web site of the
Denton Bell Band, Inc.  We perform
music with handbells, chimes and
synthesizer for local events during
the school year.  Our members are
adults with intellectual challenges who
live in the Denton community.   We
receive support from the Greater
Denton Arts Council, The Arts Guild
of Denton, the Denton Benefit League,
the Texas Commission on the Arts,
and the National Endowment for the
Arts. Principal funding is from our
friends in the community.  For more
information, call (940)453-3273 (C), or
send an email to our director at:
joseph.pinson@verizon.net
The man playing the
drum in the photo is
James Peacock.  He
was a member of the
Bell Band for many
years.  He lost a long
battle with Alzheimer's
disease in December,
2007.  There was a
service in memory of
James at the Denton
State School Chapel.  
There were almost 200
people in attendance -
a fitting testimony to
the impact that he had
on many lives.  We will
miss James but will
remember all the good
things he taught us.
The information on this
website is important,
because the ideas
presented here may help
others who wish  to start
a group similar to the Bell
Band. Mr. Pinson is
available for online
consultation with no
charge.  He can do on
site consultation, if
transportation and one
night housing are provi-
ded. The Bell Band uses a
method that is useful
with all disabilities.  It is
a compilation of the
many programs that he
has studied extensively.
Byron Kelley - Associate Director
Click this link to see a news report about the Bell
Band produced by Channel 5 in Dallas:
National Endowment for the Arts
We are dedicating our performances in 2017 to Timothy Harbour,
who was one of the younger members of the group.  He passed
away on August 10, 2016, at age 27
, after a life-long battle with
ill
nesses that required 49 major surgeries.  His spirit was never
dampened by adversity, and he lived life
to the fullest - an
inspiration to everyone who knew him.  We will miss you, Tim.
Click this link to see a video about the Denton Bell
Band from Texas Country Reporter:
Denton, Texas