Check out some of the (mainly new) educational videos being produced during our time of coronavirus-caused absence from in-person tower and handbell gatherings. Ringing Education is Alive and Well! See the list here:
The University of Chicago ringers welcome you to join us on Saturday, May 16th for not the 8th Annual Illinois Tower Bell Bash, but rather the Illinois Online Bell Bash.
The Central Council has launched a YouTube competition that will run from May until November. Details can be found here https://cccbr.org.uk/youtube-competition/, where there is also a link to a YouTube video on how to make a YouTube ringing video!
The 2019 NAGCR Annual Report is now available. It can be found under Guild Documents on the Home Page. Printed copies were mailed on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
With the interruption of ringing activities due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Jeff Smith Memorial Young Ringer Award deadline for both quarter peal/peal ringing and nominations has been moved to October 1st, 2020. For more details, see
Nomination forms can be found at:
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Please will you look in your photo collections and see if you have photos of Roger? I have two photos right now, but I really need one that would be good for the cover of The Clapper. It would be lovely if there was at least one photo of him ringing. Surely, there is a photo out there somewhere. Any...
I am pleased to announce the following opportunity from the Central Council.
What happens when some "socially distanced" casual handbell ringers try to ring "together" via Zoom?
It is with great sadness that I let you know that Roger Savory died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 13. He was 90. Roger was an active and very accomplished tower and handbell ringer for many decades, both in North America and earlier in the UK, and he rang just over 800 peals and joined the NAGCR in...
Advice on how to deal with COVID-19 has been issued by the various states but the consensus is to enter a “state of self-isolation”. Many towers have already ceased ringing and the organizers of the upcoming Spring events in Philly, Kzoo and Little Rock have unfortunately had to cancel them.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus), and in the interest of health and safety, the Trinity Cathedral Ringing Society is cancelling the Seven Towers Festival and associated Module 2 and ringing course. Stay safe and healthy everyone!!
Kalamazoo's spring ringing weekend is cancelled in compliance with Kalamazoo College's policy concerning novel coronavirus.
The guild executive committee is pleased to invite nominations for the Jeff Smith Memorial Young Ringer Award between April 1st, 2020 and May 1st, 2020.
Registration is now open for the Seven Towers Festival, to be held April 17-19, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Please find the registration form on the Seven Towers Calendar posting. Hotel information will be posted shortly- so stay tuned!