About the Series

The Shallow Ford Foundation is excited to launch a new program – The Bingham Art Series, with the goal to contribute to arts and culture in the Clemmons area. The series features 4 events in 2023-2024, offering both visual and performing arts. The program is underwritten by the Thad and Mary Bingham Community Fund of the Shallow Ford Foundation. Thad and Mary loved the community and set up a Fund with the Foundation to help it flourish long after their lifetimes. The Bingham Arts Series reflects the Foundation's and the donors' desire for philanthropy to further Clemmons area health and vibrancy. Check back to this page for the latest event information.

Location for All Events:

The Historic Broyhill
3540 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012

Thad and Mary Bingham photo
Thad and Mary Bingham

2023 Shore Scholar Graduates

See the names of the 2023 graduates listed below:


Caden Abernethy
Emily Brewer
Hannah Hall
Tania Lorenzo
Mairely Maldonado
Dylan Montoya-Rodriguez
Jasmine Rosario
Allison Vazquez

Forbush High school

Morgan Beamer
Demi Moore
Carly Phillips
McKenzie Pruitt
Jacob St. John
Caitlyn Whitman


OCT 8, 2023
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

An afternoon of music featuring NOTA (None of the Above) with treats available for purchase by Abbotts Frozen Custard. Concert will be held at The Dock at Historic Broyhill, a newly updated outdoor space located behind the Historic Broyhill. Free admission. Bring your lawn chairs!

About NOTA: noneoftheabove.net
DEC 3, 2023
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the first day of advent by listening to local bands/groups share some of their favorite Christmas carols. Free cider, cocoa, and cookies will be served. Held in the Magnolia Room at Historic Broyhill.

Performances by:
Salem College Chorale
Clemmons Moravian Church brass band
New Day Community Church praise band
Minor (all-female Christian acapella group from Wake Forest University)

MAR 17, 2024
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Spend the afternoon admiring original pieces from surrounding area artists from the Muddy River Art Association. Artists will also have items available for purchase. Held in the Magnolia Room at Historic Broyhill.

About the Muddy River Art Association: muddyriverartassociation.org
JUNE 9, 2024
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy the inspiring sounds of the Salem Community Orchestra with Danny Green, Music/Artistic Director. They will wrap up the schedule with a classical, pops, and patriotic concert performance. Held in the Magnolia Room at Historic Broyhill.

About the Salem Community Orchestra: salemcommunityorchestra.org

Christmas Concert

1st place –Harry Respess, “Remembrance”
2nd place –Laura Le Moolinski, “Elephant Walk”
3rd place –Viktoria Majestic, “God’s Half Acre”
Honorable Mentions: SusanMorris, “Remember When”; Linda Fowler “Misty Morning in the Tetons”; Barbara Satow “Lucky Lewie Llama” 

1st place –Stewart Hodges, “Dragging Canoe”
2nd place –Sunsuk Lee, “Butterfly Weed Jar”
3rd place –Barbara Campbell, “Ginko Vase” 

Wood Craft: 
1st place –Bob Cambell, “Arts and Crafts Lamp”
2nd place –Jim Connor, “Segmented Plate”
3rd place –Sara Reinthaler, “Hometown Hero”

Upcoming Event:

Celebrate the first day of Advent and get into the Christmas spirit at a Christmas Concert part of the Bingham Arts Series, a program of the Shallow Ford Foundation underwritten by the Thad and Mary Bingham Community Fund. The event will be held in the Magnolia Room at Historic Broyhill on Sunday, December 3rd, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The concert features four local bands/groups showcasing their talent in the form of their favorite Christmas songs.

The Foundation is excited to have performances by Salem College Chorale, Clemmons Moravian Church brass band, New Day Community Church praise band, and Minor Variation, an all-female Christian acapella group at Wake Forest University. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available from Be Kind Coffee along with Moravian cookies provided by the Shallow Ford Foundation.  

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 PM. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. Performances will be 20-30 minutes each and there will be a brief intermission.

Performer Information:

Salem College Chorale: Salem Chorale is the oldest vocal ensemble at Salem College. This ensemble is composed of students of all majors and performs multiple concerts and collaborations each year. During its rich history, the Salem Chorale has traveled to Washington D.C., New York, Greece, and Italy. More recently, the ensemble has performed at Centenary UMC, the Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting in Winston-Salem, and the All-Collegiate Choral Festival sponsored by North Carolina ACDA at Duke University. The ensemble is under the direction of Patrick Schell.

New Day Community Church Praise Band: New Day Community Church is a local church in Lewisville North Carolina offering modern Christian fellowship and active community service since 1994. Their contemporary praise band is led by Worship Leader Jeffery Sweet. To learn more about New Day Community Church, visit: https://www.newdaylewisville.org/index.html

Clemmons Moravian Church Brass Band: Clemmons Moravian Church has been serving the Clemmons community for many years. In the Moravian church, the Band is a integral part of music programming and the rich heritage of band participation. The band plays half-hour preludes of traditional chorales before all lovefeasts and communion services, church festivals, Christmas Eve, the Easter Sunday resurrection service and for funerals when called upon. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings where instruction and instruments are often provided for beginners (no age limits). To learn more about Clemmons Moravian Church, visit: https://clemmonsmoravian.org/

Minor Variation:
Minor Variation is Wake Forest University's premier all-female Christian a cappella ensemble. They perform at various on-campus events as well as at local churches and community gatherings. They are currently celebrating the release of our latest studio album, “Run to You” that is available on all major streaming platforms! Minor Variation's music-based ministry started in 1998 under the name "Agape" — the Greek word describing love at it's highest caliber — the unconditional love that God has for his children. Before becoming Minor Variation in 2005, the group was also named One Accord. This year,  Minor Variation is celebrating 25 years as a sisterhood dedicated to growing closer together and closer to Christ. To learn more about Minor Variation, visit: https://www.wfuminorvariation.com/

Salem Community Orchestra Concert

Don’t miss the inspiring sounds of the Salem Community Orchestra with Danny Green, Music/Artistic Director performing classical, pops, and patriotic pieces as part of the Bingham Arts Series, a program of the Shallow Ford Foundation and underwritten by the Thad and Mary Bingham Community Fund. The concert will be held on Sunday, June 9th in the Magnolia Room at the Historic Broyhill from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Procession of the Sardar -
Old American Songs - Aaron Copland -
soloist Jonathan Sidden
The Little Horses
I Bought Me a Cat
At the River

Funiculi-Funicula - Denza
Concerto for Four Solo Violins - Vivaldi
National Emblem March - Bagley
America the Beautiful - Ward
Duke Ellington Medley - Ellington
Berceuse and Finale - Stravinsky

Founded in 1984, the Salem Community Orchestra has served as an outlet for the musical talents of professional and amateur musicians from all walks of life residing in or around Winston-Salem, NC. The all-volunteer orchestra has added members of diverse ages, races, and backgrounds and has performed in churches, hospitals, retirement centers, shopping malls, and more. Danny Green, their Musical/Artistic Director, is a professional musician and educator of the highest caliber who is giving back to the community after serving in the local school system for many years. From classical to modern, the volunteer musicians of the Salem Community Orchestra strive for a high level of musical performance, but never forget to have fun. Learn more about the Orchestra here:https://www.salemcommunityorchestra.org