Paloma is “almost 9” and had her first opportunity to give-it-a-go on Easter Sunday. We are thrilled to have Stuart’s expertise, patience and dedication to teaching at the Trinity Bell Tower and for advancing the band. We are also grateful to Kemp each time he is able to join the tower band with his ringing skills and his hand bells for even more fun and practice after service. We honor those who teach and look forward to more willing recruits to learn the ancient art of bell ringing.
Congratulations to Judy on ringing her first quarter peal today!
1260 Plain Bob Doubles! 1Casey McLellan, 2James Ramsbottom, 3Robert Bannister, 4Stuart J Barton, 5Kemp Brinson (C), and 6Judith Paul.
“Great news indeed Kemp – many congratulations Judy and happy Easter from Lithuania.” Andrew
“That is truly AWESOME! Way to go! I am so proud of you!!” Bobbie
“Fantastic news, made my Easter! Well done all.” Pxx
“That’s fantastic Judy. Congratulations! So proud of you.” Bob
“Woo Hoo. You go girl!!!!!” Joanne
Is bell ringing a sport, an art or an exercise? Are bell ringers athletes, musicians or mathematicians? Is this highly regarded skill set based on the memorization of methodologies, the counting of places, the navigation of rope sighting, the following of audio patterns or merely muscle memory? Come to find out muscles don’t have memory and bottom line, like with anything, it’s all about practice (and passion) AND the “myelination of neuro pathways!” Great video from Ted Ed on “practice” in the effort to attain any skill.
With Stuart at the helm, it is with great pleasure that we host the upcoming ringing weekend February 8, 9, 10 with SEVEN ringers visiting from NY and DC, as well as Kemp who will be joining us to ring a peal on the Sunday. Everyone is looking forward to a fun weekend and we encourage everyone who can to join us! There will be plenty of experienced ringers to help advance Miami ringers with lots of opportunities.
The schedule at the moment is as follows:
Friday, Feb 8 18.30 – 20.00 : Practice with local and visiting ringers
20.00 – Late : Dinner and drinks nearby
Saturday, Feb 9 10.00 – 11.00 : QP of Surprise Major (major opportunity to listen)
11.00 – 12.30 : Practice with local and visiting ringers
12.30 – 13.30 : Lunch with local and visiting ringers
13:30 – 14.30 : QP attempt/practice of PB doubles + Minor *you know who you are 🙂
18.00 – Late : Drinks and dinner in Miami
Sunday, Feb 10 09.00 – 10.00 : Service Touch
10.00 – 12.00 : Brunch nearby
13.00 – 16.00 : Visiting band peal of Surprise Major (major opportunity to listen)
16.00 – : Pub!
A warm welcome from Pamela! We’ve been blessed to have her ringing with the band this fall. Andrew, in his travels, has also been to the tower more often than not to captain the ship, and we are very excited to have another seasoned ringer Stuart, who will be joining us from Delray Beach when his schedule allows. Last but not least, Rob is back in town for a bit, so we look forward to recruitment efforts and teaching opportunities.
A charming group of change ringers from the United Kingdom visited the bell tower of Trinity Cathedral on April 17th to ring Trinity’s eight peal bells. The visitors numbered approximately 35 ringers, many of whom were from Yorkshire and Essex. They began a 2-week trip on April 2 to visit the bell towers of the southern United States where the art of change ringing is practiced. These included Hendersonville, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Augusta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Sewanee, Tennessee; and Houston, Texas.
Miami was the final stop on the tour. All passersby who were interested were able to listen to the ringing of the bells from the garden outside Trinity’s bell tower from approximately 9:30-11:45 a.m. The ringing included a quarter peal which takes approximately 50 minutes to ring from start to finish.
A few members of the UK group were kind enough to join the local ringers on Tuesday to help them advance their skills at their weekly practice. It was our pleasure to host their visit and to share our lovely tower.
We had a really good ring Easter morning with Kemp and our two visiting ringers (from Christ Church, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK ) making eight. Thanks to all who were able to attend.
Tuesday night we have 5 ringers signed up for Rob’s last practice night with us before he leaves to return to DC. We were thinking of celebrating his last evening with us for a while by maybe grabbing a bite after practice together.
Please join us if you’re able – Marguerite