BBC Music Day is returning for its third year on Thursday 15 June 2017, celebrating music’s ability to unite communities across generations, and this year bell-ringers have been asked to play an even bigger role.
Posted May 05, 2017 by Bruce N Butler
Thanks Tony for working on this committee and representing North American interests.
Posted May 05, 2017
The eleventh annual Pittsburgh ringing course will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 11-13 August 2017.
Posted Apr 29, 2017 by Don Morrison
The AGM Team in Toronto is working hard to put together another wonderful AGM. Check back soon for current information.
Posted Apr 16, 2017 by Madeleine Cheesman
Please will you share your memories of Tom? Tom knew every one of us. Please send your memories and photos to me and I will put them into the issue. If you remember the format of Beryl's obituary and memorial page, I'd like to do something similar to honor Tom. Thank you, everyone.
Posted Mar 31, 2017 by Diane M Amison-Loring
Posted Mar 04, 2017 by Bruce N Butler
UPDATE: I now have the church time confirmed.
Funeral arrangements for Tom Miller
Visitation at Layton...
Posted Mar 06, 2017 by Bruce N Butler
I had no idea Bruce was so young! Wonderful article which, strangely enough, a fellow parishioner who knows me to be a bell ringer clipped for me to see.
Hope to see you all at the Spring Dinner in March.
Posted Mar 01, 2017
I actually contacted and have been discussing the issues with Benjamin Sunderlin and in the process the senior warden has shut us down saying the church doesn't have the funds to proceed at this time (and they just spent multi millions on a new parish hall, go figure).
So unless there is financial aid or we run some sort of successful crowd funding campaign (as if!) I'm sad to report Abilene's bells will be silent for the indefinite future. It really looked like the powers that be were on board with this but I guess I was mistaken.
I wish I had better news.
Posted Feb 02, 2017
Taylor's is the obvious alternative to Whitechapel, now that the latter is no longer an option.
Posted Jan 30, 2017
As a follow-up to this article, we have more information now concerning the state of our frame and fittings.
After an initial evaluation by the Verdin company (who bought Schulmerich who originally installed the bells) we might have even more on our plate than just a new frame and fittings. The frame was measured to sway over an inch in the direction opposite the swing of the treble. It was also noted that as the bells are cast to the carillon standard as opposed to the change ringing standard it might be the case that the bells themselves fail due to the force of the clapper strikes. The company has actually recommended an entirely new ring and to move the existing change ringing bells up into the rest of the carillon.
We were ready to commission the work to Whitechapel but as they are no longer taking on new projects we are looking for alternatives. If anyone has any guidance, suggestions or whatever regarding this matter please share them with me so I can forward them on to the vestry. They are wanting to be proactive about this so any help anyone could possibly provide would be appreciated.
Posted Jan 26, 2017
The registration forms for the Seven Towers Festival, to be held May 4-7, 2017 in Little Rock, is now posted in the NAGCR Calendar section. Please note again the change in date. Also, should you make your way to Little Rock a day earlier, we invite you to join us for our Wednesday evening practice. If you can't access...
Posted Jan 23, 2017 by William Hronas
UPDATE: Registration Deadline has been extended- please be sure to submit your forms as soon as...
Posted Apr 17, 2017 by William Hronas
Posted Jan 11, 2017 by Bruce N Butler
UPDATE: Only 60 ballots received? Shameful.
Posted Jan 13, 2017 by Madeleine Cheesman
Quarter Peal Weekend January 13-16 in Philadelphia: We ring from Friday evening until Monday afternoon quarter peals at both Philly towers. Please see the calendar listing. There is a Groupon for overnights at the Warwick Hotel at 17th and Locust Sts which is half a block from St Mark's and a great base if you are bringing non-ringing...
Posted Jan 04, 2017 by Bruce N Butler