The sound of chimes from Bryan Clock Tower high above the Washington State University Pullman campus returned earlier this summer after being silent for nearly a year.
Sandra Albers, performing arts facilities coordinator, said WSU Facilities Services employees had to fix a pre‑amplifier that was not working. The pre‑amplifier is responsible for connecting the electronic carillon or bells to the tower speakers.
Albers said the volume of the Bryan Clock Tower speakers was initially set louder than needed however it has recently been adjusted to more harmonious levels.
For those wanting to hear Bryan Clock Tower in action, the clock chimes on the hour, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. daily. The carillon also plays three pre‑recorded tunes at 5:05 p.m. daily and at 12:05 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from a CD collection of popular, classical and patriotic songs. The carillon can still be played manually via a small, two octave keyboard.
“I think the Bryan Hall Clock Tower and the sounds from the carillon are a great historic campus tradition that should be maintained,” Albers said.