Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved and support the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon – make a Donation, attend our Events, become a Carillon Belle, or Volunteer at our events.


For more than 50 years, the Rees Carillon Society has supported the Carillon. Join us today by making a tax-deductible contribution.

Via an online PayPal donation:

Or mail your check or money order to:

The Rees Carillon Society
PO Box 9468
Springfield, IL 62704-9468

The Carillon Belles

The Carillon Belles—the ladies’ auxiliary of the Rees Carillon Society—promote the Rees Carillon. Founded by Violet Touch in 1965, The Carillon Belles work with the Rees Carillon Society to promote the culture of cast bells by:

  • Giving tours of the Carillon to Springfield area 3rd graders
  • Assisting with the International Carillon Festival
  • Volunteering at the Rees Carillon Society’s special community events: Art Spectacular, Carve for the Carillon, Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, and Caroling at the Carillon

For more information about The Carillon Belles, contact Barb Walker at [email protected].


Carve for the Carillon & Jack-O-Lantern

Get into the Halloween spirit by helping us move, scoop, carve and arrange more than 2,000 pumpkins. Join us for the fun! Contact [email protected] for more information.

Art Spectacular

If you’re interested in helping with the exciting juried fine art fair, volunteer opportunities are available for both long-term committee responsibilities, short-term event assignments, and 2-month help with solicitation for goods and services. Please contact Barb Walker and Connie Heskett at [email protected] or call Connie at 217-306-1838.