The Regina Bell Ringers established a number of traditions for ringing the
Darke Memorial Chimes and the Wascana Chimes.
- Rounds: When the
tower bells are rung in quick succession starting with the highest pitch,
this is said to be ringing rounds. Twelve sets of round are rung before
and after ringing music in the tower.
- Twice Through: Each
piece is played through twice. This gives the public a chance to really
appreciate the tune being played.
- Weddings: The
ringers begin by ringing rounds, then to get a "joyful sound"
all the ringers closely follow each other so that three or four bells will
be ringing at one time. To announce in a most loud and striking way that
one less female is available in the community, the bells are clanged
together twelve times. This is known as the wedding clashes.
- Funerals: When a
reigning monarch dies, the bell tolls once for each day of the reign. On
request, by the City, Province, National Leagues or church, the bell will
toll once for each year of the life of important Community figures.
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Revised: August 5, 2005