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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...
Wednesday, January 31st 2018
A CD featuring highlights from the 2017 ATOS convention in Tampa, Florida is now available in the Marketplace. Featuring Wurlitzer theatre pipe organs in the Tampa Theatre, Grace Chuirch, Janko Residence, and Stephen Brittain residence, in addition to the temporary Hauptwerk Wurlitzer in the Pinellas Park Auditorium and the magnificent digital 5/92 Walker organ in the Amalie Arena. Visit our...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...
Tuesday, December 12th 2017
The ATOS Directors, Staff and Volunteers thank you for your participation and support. We wish all a Merry Christmas and the best of holiday wishes to all. As 2017 comes to an end, I am again looking back at a year of wonderful visits and exchanges with ATOS members, listening to some of the many wonderful theatre organs and organists playing today, thanks to the efforts of our many ATOS Chapters...more...
Tuesday, November 7th 2017
2017 Annual Fundraising Campaign – ATOS Needs Your Help DONATION INFORMATION Please make a contribution to the 2017 American Theatre Organ Society Fundraising Campaign. Your contributions today will have direct impact to help ATOS “keep the music playing”. ATOS is an IRS approved non-profit organization. Donations to ATOS can be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. You and your fellow...more...
Thursday, November 2nd 2017
The month has been busy in several ways including personal travel and ATOS efforts. ATOS Radio The ATOS Radio caretaker, Steve Worthington, reports that we are seeing continued use of the internet radio service. Work is continuing to optimize the server’s resources and address reports of data dropouts. The latest efforts appear to have solved a dropout problem. Steve reports we average somewhere...more...
Thursday, October 5th 2017
The month of September saw several happenings of interest to everyone. ATOS Board Activities During the September 2017 ATOS Board meeting, the Board of Directors appointed Ken Double to Chair this year’s Directors Nominating Committee. Ken is busy preparing this year’s nominations campaign in support of an election late in the winter months. Watch the next ATOS Journal for Ken’s Committee’s...more...