The Chimes are Ringing at SUWO

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SUWO is yet another step closer to owning a full set of percussion instruments after his semester’s purchase of professional Musser Concert Chimes.

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Chimes, or Tubular bells, are usually struck on the top edge of the tube with a rawhide- or plastic-headed hammer to produce a strong bright bell tone. They can also be bowed at the bottom of the tube to produce a very loud, very high-pitched overtone. They a commonly used instrument in Wind Band so it’s crucial for us to have access to them.

Thanks to the exceptional fundraising efforts of Sydney University Wind Orchestra members and our supporters’ contributions SUWO now has a set of concert chimes to call its own. While there is still a long way to go, this is an important step in our goal to acquire a full percussion set. With continued effort we hope to acquire other important percussion instruments such as timpani, a vibraphone and a xylophone.