120th Anniversary 2019


"Bells of Iowa State Day"

Bells of Iowa State Day Proclamation

October 27, 2019 was proclaimed as “Bells of Iowa State Day” by Mayor Haila. Dr. Tin-Shi Tam, University Carillonneur; Dr. Jonathan Wickert, Provost; Robert Lindemeyer, Past President of the Stanton Memorial Carillon Foundation; Emily Ladewig and Holly Olson representing Stephens Auditorium; and Noelle Fultz, President of Ames International Orchestra Festival Association (AIOFA) accepted the Proclamation at the Ames City Council Meeting on October 22, 2019.

Gala Anniversary Concert

The "Bells of Iowa State" Gala Anniversary Concert
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Stephens Auditorium

This historic concert celebrated the 120th Anniversary of the Stanton Memorial Carillon; the 25th Anniversary of the university carillonneur, Tin-Shi Tam; the 50th Birthday of Stephens Auditorium and the Ames International Orchestra Festival Association (AIOFA) and the 65th Anniversary of the Stanton Memorial Carillon Foundation.
This special afternoon unveiled the new Campanile-Carillon Model, designed by cross-cutting ISU senior classes, and featured the Stanton Memorial Carillon, Iowa State Choir Alumni, ISU Symphony Orchestra, and ISU Wind Ensemble. Proceeds from this celebration are dedicated to promoting the art of the carillon for future generations.
General Admission Seating: $25
Reserved Seating: $50
VIP Seating and Dinner*: $120
*Post-show dinner in Scheman included a program by Dr. Tin-Shi Tam with Stanton and Knapp family members in attendance.

Concert Program

Video (excerpts):

  • Jeffrey Prater: Star Bells
    Star Bells
  • Welcome - History of Stanton Memorial Carillon and Campanile
    History of Stanton Memorial Carillon and Campanile
  • Dedication of Campanile-Carillon Model - Iowa State Fights - Bells of Iowa State
    Dedication of Campanile-Carillon Model
  • Stanton Memorial Carillon Foundation
    Stanton Memorial Carillon Foundation
  • Campanile-Carillon Model Project - Andrew Ardizzoia: Fanfares, Anthems, Peals (Premiere)
    Fanfares, Anthems, Peals
  • Closing