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.
We are hoping to
eventually get some
sponsorship from
corporations.  We are
making some changes
that should help us be
more "marketable".
We know that we
cannot be that which
we are not, but if
changes can benefit
members in any way,
we need to move in
that direction.
If you have ideas and
want to help, please
contact Mr. Pinson.  
Your suggestions and
assistance are always
welcome.
Byron Kelley - Associate Director
On Sunday, December 19, 2010, the Bell Band was featured in
a segment of
Texas Country Reporter.  Channel 21in Dallas
was the broadcaster.  The program is syndicated to twenty other
cities in Texas.  It was aired again in December 2011 and 2012.
You may see this very fine video by clicking on the box below.
Click this link to see a news report about the Bell
Band produced by Channel 5 in Dallas:
National Endowment for the Arts