Concerts & Events —FALL 2018!
Events are subject to change.
Zettek Carillon Composition Competition
11 AM EST (Worldwide) - 100th Anniversary Armistice Peace Bell Ring
4 PM - Veterans Day/Armistice Centennial Carillon Concert [click for program]
[click on images below for full poster]
Restoration - Summer Fall 2017 [UPDATE]
August - September, 2017 -
The initial phase of the restoration began August 24, and was completed on August 29 [see a photo essay here]. The 32 smaller bells were removed and loaded on a trailer to have their clappers rebuilt/refitted in Meeks & Watson’s workshop (in Ohio). The largest of these "small" bells was 12-14” in diameter and about 150 lbs. The 18 largest bells were too large to move. The clappers, however, were removed and replaced with new clappers.
In September, Meeks & Watson returned to replace the now-refurbished smaller bells. After some adjustments and a return trip, the bells are ringing again. And they sound fantastic!
The next chapter in the restoration saga will be upgrades to the keyboard, a new "umbrella" (which prevents water that collects at the base of the tower leaking into the cabin - and on the keyboard - should the water rise above a certain level) AND a complete restoration and refurbishment of the practice carillon which resides in Spurrier.
That being said . . . let the bells ring out!