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Saturday, June 30th 2018
Read about the daily events at the Annual ATOS Convention in Pasadena: Friday Day 1 Saturday Day 2 Sunday Day 3 Monday Day 4 Encore Daymore...
Wednesday, June 27th 2018
Application forms are now available for the 2018 Technical Experience. The event will be August 6 - 9, and takes place again at the working theatre organ restoration workshop of Carlton Smith Pipe Organ Restorations. Carlton Smith, Clark Wilson, and Justin Nimmo will be the instructors. Visit the page here: Technical Experiencemore...
Tuesday, June 19th 2018
Annual Convention By now many are beginning to pack their bags for the 2018 ATOS Annual Convention in Pasadena, California - being hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter of ATOS. The Convention schedule includes some old favorites and some new venues, along with a great list of performers. The details are available at http://www.atos2018.org/events.html . Check back to this website each day during the...more...
Thursday, June 7th 2018
We have our winners! They will compete at the ATOS Convention in Pasadena on Saturday, June 30 at Barnum Hall in Santa Monica. Also performing on the 3/17 Wurlitzer will be Alex Jones, the 2017 overall winner. In alphabetical order... Ryan Hardy, 21 years old from Fargo, North Dakota Ryan is a first year student at North Dakota State University majoring in instrumental music education with a...more...
Thursday, May 10th 2018
With spring well underway, its been great to travel to theatre organ events without the winter’s travel limitations. Most recently I visited a new home installation and heard the wonderful contributions that a tonal finishing can make to a theatre pipe organ. For those near central California, you may want to review the Sierra Chapters website at http://www.sierrachapteratos.org/ and consider...more...
Wednesday, April 4th 2018
While the rumor-mill now runs 24/7 thanks to Facebook, Twitter and much more on social media, it is indeed often based on rumor which is often as far removed from fact as the motor oil known as margarine is from butter. And in the world of ATOS, do we LOVE rumors! Let’s focus on one particular theatre pipe organ. If one believes what has been on Facebook and throughout “our world” over the past...more...
Monday, April 2nd 2018
For most of us, winter is leaving and spring is rapidly arriving. It’s time for all of us to get out and about - this is the perfect time to share activities with others, including many ATOS chapter events. Chapters Showcase Based upon the many years of successful efforts by Marion Flint and the photo albums she showed many ATOS chapters, several years ago Mary Ann Dilworth worked to create an...more...
Thursday, March 1st 2018
With most of winter behind us , I’m taking this opportunity to provide updates on ATOS activities. Your Board of Directors has just concluded their mid-year review and planning meetings. The budget development process for our next fiscal year has begun. Ideas with respect to fund raising and other program activities are now being analyzed and prioritized. As always, the Board is looking for...more...
Friday, January 5th 2018
Below are highlighted a few of the ATOS activities now underway. Most have critical dates with respect to your possible participation as noted in each below. ATOS is an organization that is highly dependent upon participation, whether your merely attend programs or play a more active role in operations. ATOS 2018 Convention By now everyone should have received at least of several information...more...
Wednesday, January 3rd 2018
The ATOS Endowment Fund assists ATOS chapters or other not-for-profit organizations engaged in theatre pipe organ programs or projects which will have a lasting impact on the preservation or presentation of the theatre pipe organ as a historically American instrument and musical art form; projects or programs of particular historical or scholarly merit; and other projects or programs as approved...more...