Denton Community Band
CAROL LYNN MIZELL, Band Director at Strickland Middle School in Denton, has also conducted the Denton Community Band since 1978. She holds B.M.E. & M.M.E. degrees from the University of North Texas and has done extensive post-graduate work at UNT. She is also Conductor of the Handbell Choirs at First United Methodist Church, Denton, and a long-time member of the FUMC Chancel Choir.
Carol Lynn is a Charter Member of Concert Bells of Fort Worth, an auditioned community handbell choir in the Metroplex. She currently serves as a Ringer and was Co-conductor of CBFW for two years and on their Christmas Favorites CD. She has hosted the Denton Area Bell Jam for several years, and has served as Mass Ringing Conductor. Carol Lynn has rung since 2002 with Distinctly Bronze, an international event for advanced Handbell ringers, and rang with the Dream Team at Pinnacle, 2004, an event for Community Handbell groups. She has served as Handbell Clinician for area and national festivals including the National Seminar of the AGEHR (American Guild of English Handbell Ringers), the Music and Arts Camp of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, and Mo Ranch. Carol Lynn will be the AGEHR Area V Festival Conductor in October, 2008 where her winning composition of the Area V Composition Contest, Fiesta con Campanillas, will be premiered, and Festival Mass Ringing Conductor for the CORD (Central Oklahoma Ringers & Directors) Festival in November, 2008.
An active participant in community arts, Carol Lynn was a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Denton Arts Council for 9 years, served as Treasurer, served as President (1986-87), and was the recipient of GDAC’s Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) in 1989. She served as Associate Director and Mass Conductor of the Denton Festival of Carols for thirteen years.
Carol Lynn holds membership in Texas Music Educators Association, American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, and Sigma Alpha Iota. She is a published composer and an Oboist. She and her husband, Bob, have two daughters, Michelle Corazao and Jennifer Mizell, and son-in-law Marc Corazao.
Denton Community Band — 2722 Crestwood
Place — Denton, TX 76209