The Mahanay Memorial Carillon will feature special Tower Tunes Live concerts throughout the year.
Tower Tunes Concerts each Wednesday from 12:15 – 12:30 pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend feature each Mahanay Maestro choosing their theme, genre or composer of the music played. These are called Chews Jefferson as residents and visitors are encouraged to get a take-out meal from one of the many restaurants in town and enjoy listening to the carillon music being played.
Special Tower Tunes Live Concerts can be scheduled for
- Valentine’s Day
- Spring Concert
- Mother’s Day
- Memorial Day – Taps Across America at 3 pm
- Bell Tower Festival
- Father’s Day
- Independence Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Christmas Concerts
The Mahanay Music Committee is in charge of these live concerts. Members of the committee are Music Coordinator Peg Raney, Pat Richards, Bill Monroe, Don Van Gilder, Janet Durlam, Nancy Teusch, Ces Brunow and Joann Rasmussen. In 2021, a list of 80 musicians was presented to the Board of Supervisors for approval as Mahanay Maestros. These musicians volunteer to play at Tower Tunes Live concerts and special Tower Tunes Live concerts.
Newly nominated maestros or those who haven’t played will schedule a training time with an experienced Mahanay Maestro through the Music Coordinator to check out the keyboard and practice. Musicians with 2 years of piano lessons/experience and can prepare 15 minutes of music can be nominated and approved by the Greene County Board of Supervisors at a regularly scheduled meeting.
If interested in being nominated to be a Mahanay Maestro, please fill out the nomination form and return to the Greene County Auditor’s office. Nomination Form