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Iowa State University Department of Music & Theatre Receives 2018 Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant

Join the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Music & Theatre for the casting of the first bell for the Campanile-Carillon Model on April 10, 2018. The public is invited and welcome to attend.

Since 1899, the Bells of Iowa State have sounded across campus. Donated by one of the university’s first graduates, they have become an Iowa State University tradition. The Campanile-Carillon Project entails building a 1:5 replica of the ISU Campanile and a 27-bell carillon. The model will be portable, accessible and functional and will serve as an extension of the legacy of Iowa State’s beloved campanile and carillon. As part of ISU’s Campanile-Carillon Model project, this event will be the first bell casting hosted on Iowa State’s campus. Meeks, Watson & Co., Campanile-Carillon Model bell foundry, will be on campus working with students and technicians of the Metalcasting Lab.

April 10 events:
-3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tours at the Campanile and/or the ISU Metalcasting Laboratory (1098 Black Engineering Building)
-4:00 p.m.
Program and live streaming of pouring of first carillon bell for Campanile-Carillon Model at ISU Memorial Union, Campanile Room
-5:00 p.m.
Reception, ISU Memorial Union, Campanile Room

The Campanile-Carillon Model is a collaborative project among ISU faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. Grant funds will be used to promote and showcase a community project between ISU and the city of Ames. For more information, please visit

About the Ames Convention & Visitors CYtes of Ames Community Grant Program:
The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau awarded $92,000 in funding on behalf of their Community Grant Program to assist local businesses and organizations in promoting and implementing 31 special events and programs in the Ames area for 2018. Each grant was awarded according to its intent to attract new visitors to the Ames area, enhance visitor experiences and improve the quality of life for area residents. With this latest addition of grant recipients, the Bureau’s Community Grant Program has awarded more than $630,000 to help fund nearly 254 events and projects throughout the area since its establishment in 2007.

For more information about the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program, contact:
Jean McBreen
Resource Management
Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau

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