North Texas Giving Day - September 22, 2016!!
Join the CBFW Bucket Bridgade!
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.
Our latest CD “Radiance” is available for sale!
It has been quite a few years since we produced our last CD “Christmas Favorites” and now the long wait for our next CD is now over.
We have really enjoyed putting this new collection of spiritually invigorating pieces together. Some are original handbell compositions and others are inspired arrangements of old favorites. Visit the our store page to see a complete track listing.
Please visit our CBFW Online Store to purchase your copy today!
Cost $15 + tax/shipping
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Thank you to all who have supported us over the years.
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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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