Band News

Date News item
Sat May 18, 2024 Join our Race & Ring triathlons! The first is on Sat May 18th (1/8 marathon, 1/8 peal), and the second is on Sat Jun 15th (1/4 marathon, 1/4 peal). Contact Gabrielle or Kira for more information.
Mon Apr 1, 2024 We've now added simulator practices! These are a great way to get concentrated practice time and accelerate your progress in change ringing. Please sign up in the usual way. We'll cap each simulator session to two people and allocate people to different sessions as needed.
Sat Mar 2, 2024 On 2 March a band made up of our current RM & DRM rang a peal of Chandler's 23 at Trinity Wall Street, a first for North American ringing!
Mon Jul 26, 2021

We are very sorry to pass along the news that David Henry passed away on July 21, 2021. David joined the New York band in 2012 and served as Secretary from 2016 to 2019. He rang 87 quarter peals and 2 peals, including the peal in 2016 to mark the 10th Anniversary of the installation of New York’s ring of 12 bells. He was an accomplished cyclist, and well versed in a variety of topics including history, music, and travel, making him an excellent conversationalist in the pub. David was a pillar of the band and will be deeply missed.

Thu Mar 19, 2020

We're sorry to pass on the news that Roger Savory died peacefully in his sleep on Friday March 13th. He was 90. Roger was a big contributor to helping build a change ringing band when the Trinity bells were installed in 2006, and he was a good friend to many in the band at that time. He attended regularly until about 2013, after which he could no longer manage the stairs. Roger was an active and very accomplished ringer for many decades, both in North America and earlier in the UK, and he rang just over 800 peals.

Sun May 6, 2018 Today’s ringing saw much of our repertory, including Stedman, Erin, Grandsire, Plain Bob, Cambridge, Bristol, and of course Plain Hunt and Rounds & Call Changes. Our post-service open ringing closed with something borrowed from the orchestra tradition for a farewell, by which individual groups or instrumentalists drop out one by one. We started with rounds on 10, and on command of the conductor “Treble Stand”, the 1 was set, and a minute or so later the same call meant the 2 was set, and onward with rounds on 8, 7, 6, 5, etc. until only the tenor remained ringing, and it tolled 11 times, once for each year since the bells were installed.
Sun May 6, 2018 Today was a poignant day in the Trinity tower, it being the last Sunday that services will take place in Trinity Church for what is likely to be two years. It remains unclear as to how much access to the belltower we’ll be given after this date, but early indications are that our access will be severely limited over this period, bringing a long pause, if not a halt, to a vibrant ringing tradition built up over 11 years of hard work and commitment. We’re very uncertain as to what lies ahead for us. As the Vicar stressed in his sermon today bearing upon the whole subject of the church closure, we’re all in this together, and it’s not going to be easy. We’ll keep everyone posted as information becomes known to us, and as plans for this unexpected interval begin to take shape.
Wed Mar 21, 2018 Note that practice tonight is cancelled due to the snowstorm.
Thu Mar 1, 2018 We’re still a few weeks away from Wednesday, March 28th, but we’re asking if everyone could note in their calendars that there will be no ringing practice on that date. The 28th is Wednesday in Holy Week, and the Service of Tenebrae takes place in the church on that day during the general time of our weekly practice; given the nature of this service, a simultaneous bell practice wouldn’t be appropriate. Also, please be aware that Trinity Church is implementing security checks on all persons entering the church building, so please be prepared for that going forward.
Wed Feb 14, 2018 Reminder that there is no practice on Wed Feb 14th due to Ash Wednesday.