Corpus Christi Bell
Tower Foundation Board

Joe McComb

Joe G. Frazer
Vice President

Melinda Lyles

Dr. Richard Ingraham
Karen Beard
Cynthia Smith
Darla Henderson
Mary K. Oliveira Fant
Celeste McCraw

CCBT Foundation Advisors

Johnny Glover
Loyd Lott


About the Instrument

The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) defines a carillon as "a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of carillon bells played from a keyboard. A carillon bell is a cast bronze cup-shaped bell."

The carillonneur or carillonist is the title of the musician who plays the carillon. The carillonneur/carillonist usually sits in a cabin beneath the bells and presses down, with a loosely closed fist, on a series of baton-like keys arranged in the same pattern as a piano keyboard. The keys activate levers and wires that connect directly to the bells' clappers. In addition to the manual keys, the heavier bells are also played with a pedal keyboard. These notes can either be played with the hands or the feet.

"Let all who hear the bells peal forth their joyful sounds experience an uplifting of the spirit and a rededication of the heart which will enable them to experience life with hope, faith and gladness."

"When you have a dream, never let it go because dreams so often come true."

"Listen to the Bells"

-Lucille Glasscock

"The church and the Lord's work has always been her first love. Even though the Glasscock Memorial Tower commemorates her husband, more than anything else it signalizes her faith in God. With every chiming of the hour, the bells are saying, "Lucille loves Jesus." Long after she has gone to be with Jesus and her beloved husband, the bells will continue to tell the world about her devotion to her Savior ."

- Dr. Vernon Elmore