Season Supporters

This list reflects 2024 Season Supporter donations and pledges made through March 14, 2024.

Maestro ($5,000+)

  • David & Kristina Harris

Concertmaster ($2,500-$4,999)

  • Jacob Marley

Director's Circle ($1,250-$2,499)

  • David & Ruth Brown
  • Dan Gaugert & Terry Harper
  • Bill & Cristi Heffelfinger
  • Richard & Elaine Mueller
  • Sherri & Kevin Shepard

Benefactor ($750-$1,249)

  • Tom & Ruth Bartholomew, in honor of Tiffany Bartholomew
  • Philip Cress and Chip Baker
  • Erin Glendening
  • The Lull Family, in honor of the Harris Family

Sustainer ($400-$749)

  • Marshall & Gerri Casse
  • Karen Copeland & Jim Rhew
  • Thomas Cullens
  • Kerry Johnston
  • Sandra Lowe, in memory of Carroll Lowe
  • Brent & Laurie Miller
  • W. Philip & Elsie Myers
  • The Saunders Family

Patron ($150-$399)

  • Laura & Dave Blauch
  • Angie Chiatello
  • Donna Countryman
  • Ellen & Allan Dickson
  • Lori Fenton
  • David & Nancy Haile
  • Danny & Waynette Ingram
  • Don & Lynn Knize
  • Laura & Dubba Lucas
  • Carolyn & Ronald Pittman
  • Brett & Jenny Richardson
  • Fred & Irma Schendstok
  • Nancy St. Onge & Tom St. Clair
  • Anna Stephenson, in honor of Michelle Stephenson Jones
  • Margaret Tiano
  • Lawrence Wikoff
  • Nancy Wise
  • Dean & Les Tryon
  • Laura Zielke

Steward ($50-$149)

  • Altered State Brewing Company
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Jim & Marcia Barber
  • Bill & Sandra Boyd
  • Barbara Bradley
  • Burial Beer Company
  • James A. Bustrack
  • Ruth Caudill
  • Dana Folley
  • Gizmo Brew Works
  • Lynn C. Harman
  • Andrea Hilliard
  • Jennifer Magee
  • Cindy and Phil Massey
  • William J. Murphy & Kathryn Jurado
  • New Anthem Beer Project
  • Cyril Sagan
  • Barbara Snyder

Contributor ($25-$49)

  • MaryCraven & Dennis Poteat
  • Monica L. Rollins

Corporate Matching Grants

  • Dominion Energy
  • Duke Energy
  • GA Financial
  • Genworth
  • HP, Inc.
  • IBM Corp.
  • Lenovo
  • Pfizer
  • XL America

Founding Friends

  • Anonymous
  • Jack & Sing Boddie
  • Ben & Laveita Brinson
  • Sarah Clark & Family, in memory of Frosty Clark
  • John & Amy Gaydos
  • David & Kristina Harris
  • Doug & Connie Harris
  • Theodore & Marsha Havens
  • Mr. & Mrs. T. Hopkins
  • IBM Corp.
  • IBM Funds for Community Service
  • George & Claire Latham
  • Barbara & Robin Marley, in memory of Bob & Sarah Marley
  • Cindy Massey, in memory of my Beatsy
  • Mr. & Mrs. George E. McGregor
  • David Metz
  • Richard & Elaine Mueller, in memory of Betty Garee
  • Sara Perkinson, in honor of my family & The Raleigh Ringers
  • Nancy Ritter
  • Linward & Beverly Shivers
  • Howard & Margaret Tiano
  • Emily & Byron Williams
  • In memory of Dr. Carol Williamson
  • In memory of H. Hawkins Bradley
  • In memory of Mr. & Mrs. A. Foster Williamson
  • To the Riordan Family, in memory of Stuart H. Riordan, given by a friend


Upcoming Concerts

Roanoke, VA
Grandin Court Baptist Church
Clarksburg, WV
The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center
Mt. Gretna, PA
Mt. Gretna Playhouse
Wake Forest, NC
Wake Forest Baptist Church

Audience Comments

"The music was beautiful, the entertainment hilarious, and the whole experience was wonderfully worthwhile. We loved it so much we tried to get a flight changed to come hear your concert again!"

- Anonymous Fan

“What skill and diversity of music! I could have listened another three hours! Thank you for the inspiration and entertainment!”

- Anonymous Fan

“I never would have thought I'd want to go to a handbell concert, but when I heard handbell rock ’n’ roll on the radio, I told my friends, ‘We're going!’ And it was just great.”

- Anonymous Fan

"The Raleigh Ringers are the best handbell ensemble on the globe!!!!”

Greg Pysh
Minister of Music and Composer
Midland, Texas

“Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! They never cease to amaze me. Their playing is so musical, their technique impeccable.”

Cordetta Valthauser
Handbell Soloist
Cleveland Area, Ohio

"Thank you all for being ambassadors of superb musicianship, amazing technique, and sharing the joy of doing something you love, which is contagious.”

Carolann Haley
Assistant to Director of Music Ministries
National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.

“The Raleigh Ringers are truly a wonderful instrument. It is a joy to watch how precisely they respond to director David Harris' musical goals, and how audiences respond as well. This group has definitely attained 'handbell superstar' status.”

Jason Tiller
Sonos Handbell Ensemble
San Francisco, CA

“The best part was, in spite of all the amazing things that they can do with bells – the bass ringer assignments, flawless technique, and all of those kind of things – the best part was that it was musical. I simply enjoyed the music.”

Dean Wagner
Associate Director of Music and Organist
First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

“...I did not know how good 'good' is in bell ringing until I heard you. It was simply superb, and you must have known that from the unusually enthusiastic response from the audience.”

Ross MacKenzie
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, New York