Bell Try-ell

The University of Chicago Guild of Change Ringers invite you to learn the fascinating art of change ringing. It’s a combination of physical activity, mental concentration, structured patterns and teamwork. Mostly teamwork. That teamwork tends to foster deep and lasting friendships.

For more information about change ringing, visit the North American Guild Website.  Alternately, UChicagoCreative produced a nice documentary about the University of Chicago change ringers, which can be seen on YouTube.

Come to the bell tower (you might need directions) and see what it’s like.  If you are intrigued, we would be happy to teach you how to do it. To encourage you to give it a try, we’re offering some incentives.

tshirta Anyone who

  • comes to at least 10 sessions for at least 1/2 hour per session during winter quarter (see our schedule for times) and
  • participates in the final Saturday practice of winter quarter (Saturday, March 11th, 10:30-1)

will receive a University of Chicago Guild of Change Ringers T-shirt. You can’t get these anywhere else and they’re pretty slick!

Groups of 3 or more who

  • come together to at least 10 sessions for at least 1/2 hour per session during winter quarter and
  • participate in the final Saturday practice of winter quarter

will also receive a $25 Medici gift card. Go out for a pizza together to celebrate your accomplishment!

We have all the equipment and expertise necessary to become a top-flight change ringing guild. Now all we need is you!