Prior to contracting any services, Steve will work with you by gathering information concerning your specific needs. This attention to detail will greatly support the overall quality of your entire program or individual needs. Please note that BTM complies with all Copyright Laws as it applies to the arranging of Copyrighted Music.
Private Lessons, Camps, Clinics, and Judging
Drum Set and Rudimental Drum Lessons
Camp Instruction for Percussion
Clinic on Preventing Drumming Injuries
Judging for Percussion and General Effect
Music Arranging for Competitive Ensembles
Full Score (winds and percussion)
Winds Only (with w/w exposure)
Percussion Only (battery and pit)
Winter Drum Line Complete Shows
Special Note: As a young child, the lyrics of The Little Drummer Boy inspired me to pursue a life-long musical journey. This voyage has at times been quite euphoric with success, while at other times been rather crestfallen with mistakes. Along the way though, God has allowed me to interact with a wide range of remarkable people. More importantly, all of this was done while attempting to honor the phrase Soli Deo Gloria. I say attempting because I fear that many times I have failed at that task. Now, during a moment of Christmas reflection, I have come to realize that my career has been in transition; akin to the bridge of a song. And much like the intro to my journey, my decision now has been influenced by the lyrics of a song: Revelation, by 3rd Day. So when the clock strikes midnight and brings in the New Year I will not be making a customary resolution, but instead will begin to play out a revelation. Although my interaction with music shall remain, over the course of this next year my career will be moving into that inevitable bitter-sweet fade. A deep felt thank you goes out everyone who helped make the ride possible. And I will finish this post with the words of my Mom, “If you truly have Christ in your heart, all things will turn out fine in the end”. God Speed to everyone.
Bio: For over forty years Steve C. Bell has arranged music, instructed, provided for camps and clinics, performed, and adjudicated as an independent contractor all across the nation. He has been involved with a multitude of scholastic ensembles within BOA, TOB, PASIC, WGI, MCCGA, MSHSAA, and Texas UIL. While several of the ensembles Steve has arranged music for, and/or instructed with, have earned top awards including high music and high percussion, he is most fond of the success many of his private students have had after they went out on their own. Although no longer traveling to instruct summer camps he is still enjoying life owning his small-business BellToneMusic.com by writing music, adjudicating, and teaching privately. His professional memberships include ASCAP, PAS, the Vic Firth-Zildjian Educational Team, and he currently uses DW drums and Evans heads. Steve’s educational background includes receiving a scholarship to, and earning a Bachelor degree from, the University of North Texas. While there he studied music composition and arranging with Dr. Joseph Klein, Dr. Martin Mailman, and Paris Rutherford as well as percussion with Mike Drake and Ron Fink. Prior to going to UNT he also engaged in DCI by performing with the Cavaliers and was then on staff with Phantom Regiment.
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