Five ringers: Anne, Jody, Judy, Marguerite, Thomas. We raised 34567, a nice sound. We were able to strike fairly well even on these heavier bells; it was good practice to strive to do so. The band no longer whines when faced with a heavy bell; indeed, it was the ringers themselves who asked to raise and ring the heavier bells rather than the light five 12345.
Tonight we had whoever was ringing the treble call Go and Stop, which was Anne or Jody. After some practice hitting the right moment to make the call (the first word called out during the handstroke pause) both did so creditably.
- Plain Hunt on Four, then on Four with tenor behind. Anne trebled and called Go, Stop, and Stand.
- Plain Hunt on Five. The band is no longer content to ring only with a tenor behind, and demanded to have everyone in the hunt. Jody trebled and called Go, Stop (“That’s All”), and Stand.
- Plain Bob Minimus with tenor behind. Anne requested that we ring this because she wants to get started learning Plain Bob. Anne trebled and called Go, Stop, and Stand.
- Rang down in peal.
At each ringing session for the past few weeks I have been astounded at how much more the Miami band takes on and triumphs with than I had believed possible. I wouldn’t have thought it could continue for such a long uninterrupted sequence, but it is. This is a band with much potential, a strongly positive attitude, and impressive energy and momentum. Bravo, all! Long may this trend continue.