SPRINGFIELD - On 2nd and 3rd June, the Thomas Rees International Carillon Competition will take place for the first time in Springfield IL. (USA). A broad and varied program is requested from the candidates. The organisation of the competition is in the hands of the North American Carillon School (NACS). Based on sound recordings from the various entries, five candidates have been selected for the final in Springfield. Those from the Netherlands include Rien Donkersloot (former student of HKU Netherlands Carillon School) and Bob van der Linde (student of HKU Netherlands Carillon School).