Corinth Carillon

In the Fall of 2005, Corinth Central School received the gift of a restored electronic carillon. A carillon (pronounced "carol on") is an instrument of tower bells played from a keyboard. The bells of the Corinth carillon can be heard over much of the area surrounding the school.

Traditionally, a carillon consists of bronze bells weighing many tons. It is played from a mechanical keyboard akin to a huge piano. Corinth's carillon, however, uses tiny units of genuine bell bronze to produce its bell tones. Their barely-audible sounds are amplified over a million times to simulate the volume and tone of real bells. Twenty-five notes, two full octaves, are available from the instrument's keyboard, located in the band room. The sound is produced through four large speakers mounted on the roof of the new wing. All music is played live and is not pre-programmed or recorded in any way!

The carillon is played each Friday at 2:15 as the students are leaving the school. It is also played on the last day of school before vacations, and in connection with national holidays, school functions, and community events.