It was a beautiful Wednesday morning at the University of Kansas and the chimes inside the school's Campanile rang out "Ode to Joy" across the lush campus.
And then they started clanking, an odd off-beat, minor clank. Students passing by looked at each other, a little worried.
"It is broken?" one asked.
No, just student Amanda Schultz, trying to make 53 bells do a blues slide on the carillon.
There are only handful of schools in the country to learn the carillon, a tall organ-like instrument that controls the bells in a bell tower, or campanile.