Center Stage: Purdue Bells at Bickford Cottage
Monday, October 3, 2011
The Purdue Bells complete their properties setup and discuss last minute details with Director Michelle.
The treble bell players flash their dazzling smiles to the audience at Bickford Cottage in Lafayette.
A variety of songs are played including “Rondeau Fanfare” from the Masterpiece Theatre and the classic “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Bronze Leader Kirsten demonstrates the Four-in-Hand technique, by flicking her wrist to play both bells simultaneously.
Sophomore Eric Tolbert shows the largest, eleven pound C3 bell to an audience member.
Ringers Nathan and Erica explain how the bells work before wrapping up their performance.