Bears in the Belfry

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Ring out your Homecoming pride on the bells of the Jane A. Meyer Carillon! Take a brief lesson, climb up into the bell tower and sit alongside university carillonist, Dr. Jeremy Chesman to ring the bells. Walk away from this unique experience with a photo as well as a video of your carillon playing debut.

Date and time

Saturday, October 26
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Event details

  • This hands-on experience includes playing of the carillon bells.
  • No musical experience is needed.
  • Classes of five begin every 15 minutes beginning at 10 a.m. Each session will last 45 minutes.
  • To play in the tower, you will need to climb 90 steps from the top floor in the library.
  • If you are unable to climb stairs, you can still participate on the practice keyboard (identical to the tower).
  • Must be age 12 or older. Ages 12-16 are required to be with a parent.
  • Advance registration required.


$10 per person