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 sup-
port 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.  You may contact  
us at (940)453-3273 (C), or by email at:
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.  Our
ability to distribute
these ideas is limited,
so we hope to attract
support from funding
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 in 2016 to Charles Kella, who
was a charter member of the Bell Band.  Charles inherited a love
of music from his mother, who was a piano teacher.  He passed
away on December 15, 2015, and was buried in a Bell Band t-shirt.
Click this link to see a video about the Denton Bell
Band from Texas Country Reporter:
Denton, Texas