The Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower is now a full four octave 47 bell instrument with the additional bells installed before the 2017 Bell Tower Festival. A truly unique experience for musicians with at least two years of piano experience is to play the digital keyboard located just one floor up from the lobby. In the past two years, 40+ local and visiting musicians have shared their music at the “Tower Tunes Live” daily concerts from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m. These concerts are played live each day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Since the musicians choose their own music, many people eat their lunch near the square and try to name the tunes played by the musicians.
Throughout the entire year, three songs are played on the bells digitally after each hour so visitors always have a chance to hear the Carillon Tower. The Westminster Chimes chime on each quarter hour with each hour sounded as well.
A music committee from the Bell Tower Community Foundation have been organizing these concerts through an online calendar. Musicians who would like to be contacted should email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Becky Greiner, Pat Richards or Peg Raney with contact information. Check out the schedule on the Mahanay Bell Tower Facebook page or at the website www.mahanaybelltower.org. See the Image Gallery of our Mahanay Maestros!