Sponsored by the Quick Impact Placebased Grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD). This instrument really has a magical sound. The chimes on the two sides are repeated and it has four mallets, making it a great instument for two people to play together.
Contrabass Chimes - Kiwanis Teledyne Park
Imbarimba - Fox Park
The Swirl - Plaza 618
Dedicated late in 2017, the Joyful Noise Outdoor Instruments came about through the cooperative efforts of a group of supporters led by City Council Member Laura Cutler and the City Director of Community Development and Planning, Beth Shrader. They give credit to Mayors Blair Milo and Mark Krentz, Leigh and Marcia Morris, the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra, Mitch Feikes, Feikes Builders Inc., Mark Schreiber, the Park Board and the La Porte City Park Foundation.
This newest drum was dedicated November 2, 2018, in honor of the late Teresa Ludlow, who was Clerk-Treasurer for the City of La Porte for 20 years. Teresa marched to the beat of her own drum. The small Babel Drum is tuned to a C major pentatonic scale, producing a pure tone that is warm and has plenty of clarity to it. This version has six beautiful notes and is very easy to play, requiring only your hands to create a variety of different tones.