The DRC currently has two regular quarter peal slots a month to further the training of its members. These are usually both at Stepney, one at 4.30pm on the second Sunday of the month and one at 6.20pm on the third Thursday of the month.
The idea is for individuals to take a turn at organising them in order to spread the load, to ensure you get to ring what you want to ring, and to give people experience of organising quarters if they haven’t already. It also enables you to take control of your own development as a ringer. Another reason is that we have limited capacity within the DRC to ring everything everyone wants, but if different people organise them and they call on people they ring with at other towers, our capacity is extended.
To organise a quarter, one first needs to get a tower and a time. These two elements are done for you, so you then need to decide what you want to ring, and consider who to ask to conduct it – Jonathan, Andrew, Chris and Roger are usual suspects, but there are others within the DRC and you might know other conductors.
For those new to organising, it is advisable to consult with your conductor as to the composition of your band.
I keep a record of who is organising each one, so that we do not end up with a clash, so if you want to organise something, let me know and I will tell you the next available date.
Of course, this does not preclude anybody organising a quarter at another tower at another time and if lots of people are enthused, we can consider setting up another regular time at another tower. Information about contact people for the other DRC towers are elsewhere on this website.
I look forward to a deluge of emails saying you want to organise something!