MSU Beaumont Tower bells: They toll for thee

Jan 14, 2016

We go to the top of MSU’s Beaumont Tower and explore the bells which have been chiming out both music & the time since 1928.


Beaumont Tower has been part of the Michigan State University landscape since 1928.

Current State’s Jamie Paisley went to the very top of the tower to inspect the series of bells up there, part of an instrument called a carillon. The last set of stairs is very steep, but getting up there is all in a day’s work for Professor Ray McLellan, the MSU carilloneur since 1997. Although McLellan has been the carilloneur for nearly 20 years, he still thinks many folks don’t know that there’s often a musician up there.