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Friday, July 28th 2017
Tampa, Florida is the site of the 2017 annual ATOS convention, featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer in the beautiful Tampa Theatre. The main convention will run July 3 - 6. Two ENCORE events take place on July 7 & 8.more...
Sunday, May 21st 2017
This year's Young Theatre Organist Competion had six (6) applications. Three (3) made it! Our three YTOC finalists, who will be performing at the 2017 Tampa Convention at the YTOC competition are… (in alphabetical order…) Ryan Hardy Alex Jones Nicholas Renkosik This year the competition was tough! We are very proud of this group of young organists and can’t wait to hear them at the 2017...more...
Tuesday, May 16th 2017
There are a lot of good reasons for you to be coming to Tampa for the ATOS Annual convention July 3-6. Great players, great theatre organs, great fun! And now there is another reason. The “Early-bird” registration rate of $329 will be extended through June 15th, so there is plenty of time to make your plans, sign up, and come on down to Tampa! The Tampa Theatre! Grace Church! The Amalie Arena,...more...
Monday, May 15th 2017
If you didn't receive a convention message from George Andersen in your email today, please contact him at g.andersen [at] atos.org. Thank you.more...
Tuesday, May 9th 2017
If your email address has changed or you are not receiving regular ATOS announcements, please send your correct email address to Donna Parker at: d.parker [at] atos.org Get all the current ATOS news delivered right to your inbox!more...
Tuesday, May 9th 2017
WONDERFUL THEATRE PIPE ORGANS IN HISTORIC THEATRES! THE LARGEST DIGITAL THEATRE ORGAN IN THE WORLD! What’s Not To Love About the Tampa Convention July 3-6? Think about that lineup! Dave Wickerham; Simon Gledhill; Ron Rhode; Richard Hills; Justin LaVoie; Walt Strony; silent film scoring by Clark Wilson; Nathan Avakian-Andrew Van Varick-Danny McCollum in a young players’ showcase; Mark Herman,...more...
Sunday, April 9th 2017
For the first time in ATOS history! When you register and attend the ATOS 2017 Tampa Convention your name will be put into a drawing for a trip to next year's ATOS Convention in Pasadena 2018. The prize to be awarded shall include the following: One (1) free registration, including bus transportation to convention events for the ATOS Annual Convention in Pasadena, CA in July of 2018; good for the...more...
Saturday, March 25th 2017
By now you may have been wondering about a ballot in order for members to make their selection of three new Directors for the ATOS Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee Chairman Bob Evans received only three valid candidates for this year’s election, the same number of open three year terms. The ATOS By-Laws allow for the Board of Directors to suspend the mailing of the election ballots...more...
Friday, March 17th 2017
Presented by the "FRIENDS OF THE ORGAN OF CINEMA COLLEGE CLAPARÈDE," created in November 2012 in order to bring attention on an exceptional instrument installed in the Aula (concert hall) of Claparède College, a festival runs March 31 - April 8. The association was created at the instigation of Mr. Nicolas Hafner and Vincent Thévenaz, organists and Madeleine Rousset Grenon, Director of Claparède...more...
Saturday, February 18th 2017
Former ATOS Board Member, longtime ATOS member and supporter, and pipe organ owner John DeMajo recently wrote a post to the Theatre Organ-L chatroom. It posed the serious issue of the growing number of instruments needing homes, and what ATOS is doing about this problem.more...