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Friday, September 18th 2015
PRESIDENT'S UPDATE The month of September will be bookended (if I might use that term) by trips to the sunshine. First, there was an excellent journey into Southern California that began with a meeting with Mark Herman in Los Angeles for very preliminary discussions on the 2018 convention plans; the great news that the 5-manual Möller at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium is garnering some very...more...
Saturday, August 29th 2015
BLOGGING ABOUT ONE OF THE GREATEST WEEKS IN THE MODERN HISTORY OF THEATRE ORGAN CONCERTS! What do London, England, St. Louis, Missouri and Auckland, New Zealand have in common? Singularly great theatre organ concerts, with huge audiences, putting the spotlight squarely on the instrument we love.more...
Friday, August 28th 2015
GOOD LUCK AT THE TROXY, AT THE ST. LOUIS FOX, AND EVERYWHERE ELSE! As I write this from hot, humid, rainy Atlanta, I realize I shouldn’t complain. I heard on this morning’s news that some parts of California are literally sinking because so much water is being pumped out of the ground, and this never-ending drought is not offering any rainwater to replenish the supply. Difficult to imagine save...more...
Monday, August 24th 2015
The new 2016 Endowment Fund Application and Procedures are now available on the ATOS website at: http://www.atos.org/programs-awards/applications There are significant changes in the Application and review procedures so please examine and implement the changes. A critical change is concerning the application submittal date. It has now been moved to February 1, 2016.more...
Tuesday, August 4th 2015
CLEVELAND 2016 Home of the “IN-THEATRE” sound! July 3 – 8, 2016 Convention Hotel: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Tower City Center, 24 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44113 Built in 1918, the Cleveland Hotel has been a downtown landmark for nearly a century. Our secured hotel rate is $109 per night. There is subway service directly from the airport to the hotel. More information and a reservation code...more...
Thursday, July 9th 2015
From ATOS President/CE Ken Double My goodness, what a week in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Bob Dilworth and his Convention Committee are to be congratulated for staging one of the more memorable ATOS Annual Conventions in a long time. I hope you have had a chance to read the musings of Josh Dill , the new ATOS Youth Representative to the Board. His daily reports were beautifully written...more...
Thursday, July 9th 2015
The final convention day had arrived at last and the excitement in the air was palpable. It's a divinely ordained rendezvous: that special moment in the life of every organ votary when a holy longing wells up deep within the soul, calling one to go on pilgrimage to that most enigmatic of instruments: the Boardwalk Hall organ at Atlantic city. After a week of smaller conquests, today our Crusade...more...
Tuesday, July 7th 2015
The final board meeting was concluded today, allowing us board members to shift more focus on the lighter side of the convention, garnering a few extra hours of rest in the process. The goodie-packed schedule has been tight, so sleep has become a rare commodity. I say sleep is for the weak! Today's events have been so exhilarating, a mere sip of hot tea and some adrenalin are all I required to be...more...
Tuesday, July 7th 2015
The morning saw me up bright and early with bells well affixed to my toes. Today was the day of the silent film! Being a silent film fanatic, I knew the day to come would be special. On the relaxing bus ride to East Greenville, I caught up with some good friends I had previously met at the Atlanta convention. Our lively conversation meandered from Ambrotypes to Ektachrome and every odd subject in...more...
Sunday, July 5th 2015
Dan Minervini was announced winner of the 2015 ATOS YOTC. He will receive over $2000 in cash prizes, as well as an opportunity to perform at the "Rising Star" concert at the Balboa Park Summer International Organ Festival in San Diego on July 20. He also received an invitation from Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Municipal Organist Steven Ball to perform on that instrument.more...