Practice · 2013Aug20 (Thomas’s last practice in Miami)

Ten ringers:  Anne, Barbara, Eoin, Jim, Jorge, Judy, Lynn, Marguerite, Rob, Thomas.  This was Jorge’s first time ringing in a band.  Barbara’s son and Eoin’s brother Liam sat quietly.  We raised all eight 12345678.

The largest number of ringers to attend practice in the last two years (and perhaps, ever) attended tonight’s practice;  no one wanted to miss the last opportunity to ring with their teacher/tower captain who would be saying goodby to Miami after a two-year stint.

  • Raised 12345 in peal, then 6, 7, and 8 individually.
  • Rounds
  • Plain Hunt on Five with tenor behind.
  • Plain Hunt on Six.
  • Rounds and Rotate.
  • Call Changes.  We attempted the 36 Changes but that was far too ambitious;  instead we rang to Queens and back, which was probably also too ambitious.
  • Rang 12345 down in peal, then 678 in peal.

Jim, Lynn, Eoin, Anne, Thomas, Rob, Judy, Marguerite, Barbara

One of the most heartening things about the rejuvenated Miami band is how much time they spend laughing together.  This bodes well for the band’s future.

Afterwards much of the band adjourned to a newly discovered pub next door to send Thomas off with toasts of gratitude and good wishes for his next steps.

Anne also contributed to this post.