Concert Bells of Fort Worth

A nonprofit organization

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Concert Bells of Fort Worth is an auditioned community handbell ensemble privileged to share unique repertoire across DFW and beyond, both to seek new audiences and share the joy of ringing handbells. Community education and enrichment through handbell musicianship is the focus of our biyearly concert seasons. We are active in the national guild organization Handbell Musicians of America and boast ringers who are well-known clinicians, ringers, and composers within the handbell community!

Our Needs

Concert Bells of Fort Worth was "born" in the fall of 1998 when Karen Thompson gathered a small group of like-minded musicians to establish a new handbell ensemble. This fall Concert Bells of Fort Worth celebrates 25 years!  One of the ways we will celebrate is by performing two World Premieres – Prelude and Fugue on Noël Nouvelet by Fred Gramann, in December and The Girl I Left Behind by Leroy Anderson, arranged for handbells by charter member Carol Lynn Mizell, in the spring.

Over the past few years we have requested help in purchasing new equipment--aluminum bass bells, Silver Melody Bells, the lower 7th octave of chimes... This year our primary need is operational support--purchasing music, maintenance of our bells and chimes, insurance premiums, printing programs and marketing expenses. Will you help us celebrate our 25th season by contributing $25 (or more) this North Texas Giving Day? Your support will help us continue bringing artistic handbell performances to North Texas and beyond.

Here are a few of our accomplishments and highlights from the past 25 years:

Performed 100+ concerts

Produced 3 CD recordings

Recorded 100+ pieces for Choristers Guild demos

Performed at Pinnacle 2015

Performed joint concerts with other ensembles: The Irving Chorale, Arlington Master Chorale, Richardson Symphony Orchestra, The Selkie Girls, The Denton Community Band and the Austin Handbell Ensemble

Purchased Silver Melody Bells

Purchased 7 octaves of chimes

Purchased lower 6th octave aluminum bells plus C2 and D2

Performed for National Seminar (HMA) 2023

Commissioned 25th anniversary piece by Fred Gramann

Giving Activity


Concert Bells of Fort Worth is dedicated to musical excellence through artistic handbell performance.

Organization Data


Organization name

Concert Bells of Fort Worth

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant


7901 Kandy Lane
North Richland Hills, TX 76182



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