In September 1934, Remsen B. Ogilby, the president (and carillonneur) of Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, invited all carillonneurs from the United States and Canada, as well as others interested in the carillon, to attend a meeting at Trinity College to discuss matters of common interest. About thirty-five people attended, and resolutions were drawn up for a subsequent meeting. This Hartford gathering became known as the First Congress of Carillonneurs in North America.

In September 1936, the Second Congress of Carillonneurs in North America was called at the Houses of Parliament in Ottawa, Canada. At this meeting, The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America was established, with a central organization and a constitution.

In September 1962, The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America was incorporated under the provisions of the Minnesota Non-profit Corporation Act. The bylaws were also adopted at that time. In 1992, for administrative reasons, the state of incorporation was changed; the Guild is now incorporated as a non-profit corporation in, and under the laws of, the state of California.

Past Presidents

2019-2021   Roy Lee
2017-2019   Julianne Vanden Wyngaard
2013-2017   Tim Sleep
2010-2013   Dave Johnson
2004-2010   Dennis Curry
2002-2004   Arla Jo Anderton
2000-2002   Gloria Werblow
1996-2000   Jeff Davis
1993-1996   Larry Weinstein
1988-1993   Karel Keldermans
1987-1988   Andrea McCrady
1983-1987   Loyd Lott
1979-1983   William De Turk
1977-1979   Janet Dundore †
1975-1977   Robert Lodine †
1973-1975   Frank P. Law †
1971-1973   Milford H. Myhre
1969-1971   James B. Slater †
1966-1969   Theophil Rusterholz †
1965-1966   Ira Schroeder †
1962-1965   Ronald M. Barnes
1960-1962   Frederick L. Marriott †
1958-1960   Melvin C. Corbett †
1956-1958   Sidney Giles †
1954-1956   E. Boyd Jordan †
1952-1954   Harvey Spencer †
1950-1952   Robert Donnell †
1949-1950   Ray W. Wingate †
1947-1949   Percival Price †
1939-1947   Kamiel Lefevere †
1936-1939   Edward B. Gammons †

  † deceased

Honorary Members

Honorary members are those persons whom the Guild wishes to honor because they have made a significant contribution to the carillon art. Honorary membership is permanent, and may be in addition to some other pre-existing category of membership.

Charles K. Arter †
William H. Barger
Ronald M. Barnes †
Arthur Baxter †
Olive Langton Beddoe †
William D. Biggs
Nellie Lee Bok †
Bertram H. Borden †
Beverly B. Buchanan †
Keith and Joan Bunnel †
Lee A. Carter
Jerry † and Evelyn Hemmings † Chambers
Marilyn Clark †
Jane Bancroft Cook †
John Courter †
Wylie Crawford
Florence S. Marcy Crofut †
Mary Mesquita Dahlmer †
Julia Noyes DeForest †
Emilie de Hellebranth †
William De Turk
Allan R. Dragone †
Dr. Charles W. Drury †
Janet S. Dundore †
Hugh and Nancy Elliott
Dr. Christiaan Engels †
Morris J. Evinger †
Charles W. L. † and Margaret H. † Foreman
Roy Fruehauf †
W. Dudley Gale III †
Richard Gegner
Kenneth M. Gettelman †
Lucille Freeman Glasscock †
Frank Cecil Godfrey †
William T. and Kathryn M. † Gossett
The Most Rev. T. J. Grady †
Katherine Northcott Graves †
Charlotte Nichols Greene †
William H. Greer, Jr.
George Gregory
Jo Haazen
Margo Halsted
Leen ’t Hart †
Thomas Hogan, Jr. †
Arthur H. Houghton †
Frank M. Hubbard †
Jean Butz James †
The Rev. John H. Johnson †
Roy Hamlin Johnson †
William Verne Joy †
Otto Kaap †
C. Ellison Kaumeyer †
Raymond A. Keldermans †
Margaret Stanton Kirshman †
Peter Langberg
Jacques Lannoy †
William D. Lawson III †
Dr. Kamiel Lefévere †
Charles J. Livingood †
Ann Lurie
Jacques Maassen †
Sir Ernest MacMillan †
Sonia S. Maguire †
Dr. Joseph Marsh †
Frederick C. Mayer †
Dr. Carl McFarland †
Drayton McLane, Jr.
Elizabeth Wallace McLean †
John Talmadge McMillan †
The Hon. Thomas B. McQuesten †
Kenneth and Jane † Meyer
John S. Middleton
Dr. Earl V. Moore †
Alice Elliot Moses †
Milford H. Myhre
Staf Nees †
Grace Miller Niederlander †
Lester A. Nordan †
Pearl Nugent Nordan †
Major Harry M. Nornabell †
Arthur H. Pickford, Jr. †
Sally Pigford †
Albert D. Pittis
Bertram H. Pittis †
Walter F. Pittis †
Rufus Porter †
The Presser Foundation
F. Percival Price †
Charles V. Rainwater III †
William Gorham Rice, Jr. †
H. Beale † and Mary † Rollins
William J. Rushton II †
Theophil Rusterholz †
Parker David Sanders †
Shirley Wallace Sarver †
The Very Rev. Francis B. Sayre, Jr. †
Henry P. Schneider †
Ira Schroeder †
Buford Scott †
Chuck Seidel †
Hamer and Phyllis † Shafer
James “Bud” Slater †
Larry † and Kathryn Smith
Edgar W. Stanton †
Stanley Daniel Stearns, Jr.
Larry Stephens
Floyd B. Taylor †
Walter F. Tilton †
Piet van den Broek †
Gary K. Walker
Richard † and Mary Ann Wallace
Sally Slade Warner †
Alicia Porter Washam †
Carl M. Williams

Honorary President
William Gorham Rice †

† deceased (as of 2021)

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