Handbell Ringing Like You've Never Heard Before....

ETHE in Concert
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 6:00pm
Gambrell Street Baptist Church - 1616 W. Gambrell Street - Fort Worth, TX

ETHE in Concert
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
First UMC - Henderson - 204 N. Marshall Street - Henderson, TX

Annual Memorial Weekend Concert
Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
1st Presbyterian Church - 230 Rusk Street - Tyler, TX
ETHE is a 501(c)(3) IRS designated organization - your gifts are tax deductible

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SpringRing 2014 IS CANCELED
Unfortunately, due to the small number of registrations by deadline,we are canceling SpringRing 2014.
We apologize if this will cause anyone an inconvenience.

East Texas Handbell Ensemble
Gratefully Acknowledges The Following
For Their Generous Support
During The 2012-2013 Concert Season
Director's Circle
J Sugar Co Inc
Lee & Debbie Montgomery
Tyler Pipe Company
To become a supporter of East Texas Handbell Ensemble,
please click on the button below to download a sponsorship form.
ETHE is a 501(c)(3) organization and your contributions are tax deductible.

East Texas Handbell Ensemble at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas - October 27, 2012

The EAST TEXAS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE under the direction of Arnold Sherman is a professional group with fifteen members and was formed in 1994 to provide ringers in the Tyler area with an opportunity to advance their ringing skills and broaden their knowledge of handbell literature. Since that time the group has performed numerous concerts throughout the Dallas-East Texas area and other venues across the USA.  In 1996 and 1998 the ensemble rang the opening concerts for the AGEHR (American Guild of Handbell Ringers) Area IX Festival/Conference in San Antonio, Texas and the AGEHR Area XI Festival/Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, respectively.  In January 2000 the East Texas Handbell Ensemble was one of ten ensembles to give a Showcase Concert during Pinnacle 2000, a handbell event for advanced ringers held in Las Vegas, Nevada.  January 2001 and 2003, the ensemble was showcased as the premier concert at the Handbell Exploration in Hershey, Pennsylvania and in June 2002 the group performed concerts in Reno, Nevada, Grass Valley and Stockton, California.  The group has also presented concerts in Little Rock and Texarkana, Arkansas, Pinnacle 2004 Dallas, Texas, the 2005 HEB Handbell Festival, Hurst, Texas, and Lombard, River Forest & Downers Grove, Illinois.  East Texas Handbell Ensemble has also been feature as the annual Christmas concert on the Tyler Community Concert Association's concert series for the past four years and has already been invited to appear on the 2008 series.

Dedicated to advancing the art of English Handbell ringing, the group performs on 4 1/2 octaves of Malmark and 1 octave of Schulmerich bells, 7 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes and often incorporates various percussive and woodwind instruments into its performances which help to create the group’s unique and dynamic style of musical interpretation.

Equally at home ringing sacred and secular repertoire, ETHE has dedicated a large share of its’ programming to American music, ringing everything from spirituals & folk hymns to ragtime, movie & show tunes. ETHE's first CD, Cafe' Noel, was released in the spring of 2005.  In addition to concertizing, the group has done demonstration recordings for Hope Publishing, Red River Music, Alfred Publishing Company, Bechenhorst Press and Concordia Publishing House.




"Café Noel" featuring East Texas Handbell Ensemble playing Christmas music.
To Order One or Both of These CD's, Click Here To Download Order Form
"If It Ain't Baroque" featuring a collection of Baroque and Nearly Baroque music performed by vibré
Mainline Ringers
Bells In Motion


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