Season Supporters

This list reflects 2022 Season Supporter donations and pledges made through October 16, 2022.

Maestro ($5,000+)

  • David & Kristina Harris
  • Vanguard Charitible on behalf of Malmark, Inc.

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

  • Jo Brown
  • Bill & Cristi Heffelfinger
  • Richard & Elaine Mueller

Director's Circle ($1,000-$2,499)

  • David & Ruth Brown
  • Christine Fox-Roberts
  • Mark & Cammy Mullen
  • Sherri Shepard

Benefactor ($500-$999)

  • Bob & Cathy Auchter
  • Laura & Dave Blauch
  • Thomas Carey & Mary Orazem
  • Jay, Andrea & Maya Carter
  • Marshall & Gerri Casse
  • Stephenie Drerup
  • Lori Fenton
  • Dan Gaugert
  • Erin Glendening
  • Mark Goettsch
  • Scott & Amy Harris
  • Sharon Lindsley Howell
  • JAECO
  • Dale & Susan Jones
  • Jim & Donna Kumorek
  • Mrs. Claire Latham
  • Leslie Lewis
  • Sandra Lowe, in memory of Carroll Lowe
  • The Lull Family, in honor of the Harris Family
  • Brent & Laurie Miller
  • W. Philip & Elsie Myers
  • William Payn
  • The Saunders Family
  • Hugh & Ellen Wentz

Sustainer ($250-$499)

  • Don & Stephanie Alm
  • Thomas Blalock & Kristine Otte, in memory of Pete & Sandy Otte
  • Angie Chiatello
  • Sam & Susan Clopper
  • Karen Copeland & Jim Rhew
  • Scott & Allison Hemphill
  • Henry & Deanna Huber
  • Danny & Waynette Ingram
  • Kerry Johnston
  • Carl Loutzenheiser
  • James & Dubba Lucas
  • David & Grace Martin, in honor of Judy White
    Organist, Choir Director, Friend
  • Mr. & Mrs. George McGregor
  • Darwin & Debbie Roseman
  • Janet E. Rush, MD
  • Anna Stephenson, in honor of Michelle Stephenson Jones
  • Drew & Judy Trump
  • Dean Tryon

Patron ($100-$249)

  • Jay & Barbara Baldwin
  • Marcia Barber
  • Bill Boyd
  • Nancy & Bill Brawley
  • Emily Briney
  • Donald & Elaine Fletcher
  • Dana Folley
  • John & Amy Gaydos
  • Cynthia Geiger, in honor of Thomas "Buster" Grinstead
  • Pamela & Richard Gragg
  • Violeta & Algirdas Gruodis
  • Steve & Tish Hagler
  • William & Marie Heffelfinger Sr.
  • Andrea Hilliard
  • Beth A. Hilt, for Julie
  • Tim & Terri Hopkins
  • William & Jane Keene
  • Roland & Ardis Kunde
  • Sue & Jerry Lefton
  • Paul Lewis
  • David Lyon
  • Cindy & Phil Massey, in memory of Beatsy
  • Janice Perry
  • Donald Peterson
  • Carolyn Pittman
  • Rugwasher.com
  • Barbara Snyder
  • Nancy St. Onge & Tom St. Clair
  • David & Sally Traylor
  • Paul & Karen Turinsky, in honor of Cindy Massey
  • Mike & Emily Uhland
  • Larry Wikoff
  • John & Laura Zielke

Contributor ($25-$99)

  • Jean Adams
  • Charles & Carol Bender
  • Bill & Peggy Birkemeier
  • James Bustrack
  • Diane Fischer
  • Marjorie Heyman
  • Drake Orfeo
  • Ann & Irv Pearce
  • Julie & Reid Ricciardi, in honor of Les & Pam Wright
  • Ellen Zuppani

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

Support

Upcoming Concerts

Dec
3
Shippensburg, PA
Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University
Dec
4
Henderson, NC
McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center
Dec
17
Raleigh, NC (Holiday Concert)
Meymandi Concert Hall
Apr
15
Bethesda, MD
Bradley Hills Presbyterian 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