Judson Maynard Summer Carillon Series Drawing to a Close

The series includes two performances left before the end of the summer.

Summer series carillonneur William Balch plays the Charles and Ruth Baird Memorial Carillon located in the west tower of the administration building.

Summer series carillonneur William Balch plays the Charles and Ruth Baird Memorial Carillon located in the west tower of the administration building.

The Summer Carillon Recital Series, featuring the refurbished Baird Memorial Carillon located in the west bell tower of the Administration Building, has two more performances before the end of the summer.

The programs are 40 to 45 minutes long and include popular songs, classical, folk music, hymns, songs for children and original compositions for the carillon. Families and children are invited to bring their lawn chairs and picnic blankets to listen from Memorial Circle, north of the Administration Building. The bells will be demonstrated after the performance and patrons are invited to feel the different weights of the clappers.

Final Performance Dates

  • July 25: Denise Koncelik, Wichita Falls
  • Aug. 1: Cole Shooter, Lubbock

About the Carillonneurs

  • Denise Koncelik: flute instructor at Midwestern State University
  • Cole Shooter: political science graduate and music minor from Texas Tech

For further information e-mail Roy Wilson or call (806) 799-7227.

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The Charles and Ruth Baird Memorial Carillon

  • The bourdon (the largest bell) weighs approximately 800 pounds; the smallest weighs only about eight pounds.
  • 12 of the bells were cast by Whitechapel Bell Foundry in England.
  • 24 were cast by the Paccard Foundry in France.
  • The newest bells were cast by Meek & Watson Foundry in Ohio.
  • The estimated value of this collection of bells today is $250,000.