Category Archives: People

News and notices of birth, death and life events

Introducing the GCNA’s new blogger

Hi! I’m Sally Harwood, and, when I’m not travelling, I play the carillon at Michigan State University’s Beaumont Tower, as a volunteer assistant carillonneur. I will be posting to the GCNA blog, regularly I hope, and I would appreciate your … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Carl Bangs, 68

To all my GCNA friends, GCNA Carillonneur member Carl Bangs died yesterday, Dec. 10, in Spokane Washington. He had been suffering for years with multiple sclerosis and died of MS complications and pneumonia. Born Feb. 20, 1945, in California, Carl … Continue reading

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New concert-hall carillon debuts online

Koen Van Assche and Anna Maria Reverté are introducing a new mobile carillon. The Bronzen Piano “Reverté i VanAssche,” produced by the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, can be played inside a concert hall, and may also be used in a house as a concert or study instrument. The … Continue reading

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New Associate Carillonneur member: A. Mitchell Stecker

From GCNA President Tim Sleep: I would like to announce that  A. Mitchell Stecker recently passed the ACE and became qualified as an Associate Carillonneur Member on June 26, 2013.  ACE Chair Margo Halsted and President Tim Sleep have signed … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Albert Frederick Fahrner Jr., 82

GCNA member Albert Frederick Fahrner Jr. passed away June 20 at age 82. An obituary notice may be viewed here.

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ENS highlights duet recitals by Philadelphia-area carillonneurs Lisa Lonie and Janet Tebbel

A story from the Episcopal News Service focuses on this summer’s series of duet programs from Lisa Lonie and Janet Tebbel. The site includes two video demonstrations of their duets. Lisa and Janet will be playing the remaining duet concerts … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Judson Maynard, Ph.D., 83

Judson Maynard, longtime carillonneur at Texas Tech University and a one-time board member of the GCNA, has died.  Judson taught organ and theory for over 30 years at Texas Tech in Lubbock. He died Thursday afternoon at Denton Regional Hospital. … Continue reading

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