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 and for audiences
all across Texas during our Annual
Tour each spring.  We receive support
from the Greater Denton Arts Council,
The Arts Guild of Denton, the Texas
Commission on the Arts, and the   
National Endowment for the Arts.
Principal funding is from  our friends   
in the community.  Contact us at
(940)453-3273 (C), or by email 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,
not for its value to the
arts community but for
the ideas presented
here that may help
others who wish to start
a group similar to the
Bell Band.  Our ability to
distribute these ideas is
limited, so we hope to
attract support from
organizations like the
Macdonald Foundation,
the ASCAP Foundation,
and/or the GRAMMY
Foundation.  We have
seen the value of this
work and hope to share
our ideas with others.
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 this year to Dr. Oran Nabors,  
a former member of our Board of Directors, who passed away on
September 21, 2014.  When the Bell Band first moved to the
Denton Community, Oran provided handbells and a space for our
rehearsal at First Christian Church.  In more recent years he was a
member of our Board of Directors.  He will be missed by all.