Concert Bells of Fort Worth wants to take you to the movies!
Whether your jam is solving crimes with The Pink Panther, letting the sun shine in with Hair, or riding off into the sunset with The Magnificent Seven, step into the fantasy world of film this spring. You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen handbells doing the Baby Elephant Walk!
BENEFIT CONCERT – Friday, April 28 | 7:30 pmSt. Stephen Presbyterian Church
Proceeds from the April 28th concert will benefit St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, which recently experienced a large scale act of vandalism.
CONCERT – Tuesday, May 2 | 7:30 pm
King of Glory Lutheran Church – Dallas
Suggested donation: $10 adults / $5 students and seniors
Save the Dates!
2017 is shaping up to be a busy year. Some 2017 Holiday concerts are already scheduled. Once again we will have two performances at the Hurst Library. We will also be doing a joint concert with the Irving Chorale.
Friday, December 15
Plymouth Park United Methodist – Irvingwith the Irving Chorale
Saturday, December 16 | 2:00 pm
Thursday, December 21 | 7:00 pmHurst Public Library
“Let All the Earth Rejoice and Ring” our new Christmas CD has arrived!!
The long wait is over and we couldn’t be more excited!
Be sure to stop by the Friends table before or after to our concerts this Christmas to purchase a copy. A complete track listing is available on our online store page.
The CD is now available at our CBFW Online Store
Cost $15 + tax/shipping
North Texas Giving Day - September 22, 2016 Was A Great Success!!
Thank You for joining the CBFW Bucket Bridgade!
Donation Update: Our bucket brigade included 35 gifts totaling $3,115. Well Done!
Above: Your donations will help us fill the buckets! (L to R: Alys Lindholm, Valerie Martin, Elizabeth Garvin, Ashley Blaha, Shari Gibson, Nicole Culp, arol Lynn Mizell, Pam Adams, Brenda Swindle and Karen Thompson)
We started with one “big guy”... Last year on North Texas Giving Day you helped us buy the second... But what’s this? Now we have FIVE!
In the handbell community, we call these giant bells “the buckets.” There are twelve buckets total in this octave, and we were blessed with a surprise opportunity this year to purchase three of them used, extending our range down to G2 for the first time ever. Can you tell we’re excited about it?
We’ve immediately put them to use on Choristers Guild’s most recent demo recording, and we’re looking forward to finding as many excuses... er, opportunities... as possible to show them off to you at our concerts, where you’re always invited to come up to the tables afterwards and try ringing one yourself.
Of course, even at used prices these buckets are not cheap, so we’ve been “passing the bucket”? amongst ourselves for contributions to help defray the cost. Would you like to join us?
On North Texas Giving Day — September 22 from 6:00am to midnight — your donations over $25 have the chance to be increased by a portion of the over $2 million available bonus funds and prizes... meaning $25 can become a lot more than $25!
September 22nd is a great time to drop your donation in the bucket! No need to write a check or find a stamp, because you can donate online.
Signup for the 2016-2017 Kroger Community Rewards® Program
Do you shop at Kroger? Link your Kroger Reward card to Concert Bells of Fort Worth and CBFW will receive additional funding through Kroger’ Community Reward Program. CBFW Kroger Number is 81021. More information is available HERE.
We Need YOU!
Thank you to all who have supported us over the years.
Your contributions have been an important part of our success.
Of course, we are always looking for new friends and supporters.
Consider becoming a Friend of the Concert Bells of Fort Worth.
Click here to find out more about our Friends program.
See What People are Saying…
Thank you to everyone who has had wonderfull things to say about Concert Bells.
I heard and INCREDIBLE concert last night by the Concert Bells of Fort Worth. Their technical mastery was astounding and their musicianship was first rate. They didn’t just play the music. They WERE the music. Congratulations to music director Stephanie Rhoades and the entire group!”
Handbell Composer and Clinician
The Concert Bells of Fort Worth “wowed” us all with an exciting concert during the Area IX Festival. Their performance was clean, sparkling and oh, so musical! Kudos to every ringer AND the director!!”
Anna Laura Page
Handbell Composer and Clinician
Concert Bells of Fort Worth, under the direction of Stephanie Rhoades, gave a concert that was nothing short of brilliant. With their concert titled “Young at Heart,” they wowed the audience with their musical precision and mastery. The selections they shared were a perfect combination of toe-tapping, young-at-heart music with occasional unexpected antics blended with pieces displaying the depth of soul the entire group has for music and handbells.”
Area IX 2010 Festival
Concert Bells ring with an enthusiasm and sparkle that engages the listener. Precision in the execution of simultaneously rung notes and accurate ringing clear the way for their beautiful musical expression to thrill the listener. The ensemble’s dynamic palate extends from the softest of pianissimos to the loudest fortissimos. Concert Bells are a “must hear!” I am very proud that I am a part of the history of this outstanding ringing ensemble!”
Beth Judd, 2010
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