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Hopeman Memorial Carillon

Concert Schedule—Fall 2017

Carillon bells

Concerts are subject to change.

Boar's Head Baroque Bells - Thursday, November 30 at 4:30 on the Eastman Quad

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Testa di un cinghiale

Russian Holiday Bells - Saturday, December 9 at 12 noon

Celebrating the carillon's 44th Anniversary and dedicated to donors who generously provided funding for the 2017 restoration via the Hopeman Carillon Fund.  The concert has a stellar line up of some of the finest student carillon performers we've ever heard on campus.

And it's on a Saturday, so parking is FREE!

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Student Rings

Monday 6:30-8pm (class), 9:30-10pm (Carillon Society)
Tuesday 7-8:30pm (Carillon Society)
Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm (class)
Thursday 4:30-8:30pm (class)
Thursday 9-9:30am (Carillon Society)
Saturday 10am-12:30pm (class)

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.

If you wish help with the restoration funding, your charitable contribution is most welcome.  And a "Thank you" to all those already supporting the restoration via donations to Hopeman Carillon Fund

That being said . . . let the bells ring out!