Copyright 1998 Bell Tone Music
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
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
Bio: For over thirty years Steve C. Bell has arranged music, provided for camps and clinics, instructed private students, performed, and adjudicated contests as an independent contractor all across the nation. He has been involved with a multitude of ensembles within BOA, TOB, PASIC, WGI, DCI, Texas UIL, MCCGA, and MSHSAA. While several of the ensembles Steve has arranged music for and/or instructed with earned top awards, including best music and best percussion, he is most fond of the success many of his private students have had after they went out on their own. His professional memberships include ASCAP, PAS, the Vic Firth-Zildjian Educational Team, and he currently endorses DW drums, Evans heads, Zildjian Cymbals, and Vic Firth sticks. 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 performing with The Cavaliers and was on staff with Phantom Regiment.
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 failed at that task. During a moment of 2020 Christmas reflection I came to realize that my career had been in transition; akin to the bridge of a song. And much like the intro to my journey, my decision that day was influenced by the lyrics of another song, 'Revelation' by 3rd Day. So on New Year's Eve, when the clock struck midnight bringing in 2021, I did not make a customary resolution but instead began to play out a revelation. Although my interaction with music shall remain, 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 all.