Latest ATOS News

News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.


Monday, April 15th 2013
The ATOS promotional posters features in Theatre Organ magazine are now available for free download to Chapters. You can download them here: http://www.atos.org/chapters/resources/promotional-print-materialsmore...
Friday, March 29th 2013
The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society (EMC-ATOS) annually offers a scholarship to the ATOS Technical Experience in the amount of $500. Interested applicants should send a letter to the address listed below. Applications due by June 1, 2013. The letter should contain the following information: Name, age, chapter affiliation (if any) Experience with maintenance of...more...
Thursday, December 13th 2012
Greetings all, from a sunny-yet-chilled-Atlanta! I am back after a second trip to Florida in the past month, this time I was involved in a most successful holiday fund-raiser for the Central Florida Chapter of ATOS. I had the privilege of sharing the bench with at the 3/9 Wurlitzer (nicely augmented by some excellent digital voices) at the Pinellas Park Auditorium.more...
Tuesday, December 4th 2012
BUSINESS, BUSINESS, PERSONAL, PERSONAL And what the heck is that supposed to mean? I’ll explain. For the second time in a month, I am headed back to Florida, the Tampa area again. I hope to catch up on some things, including what is happening with the big 5-manual Walker at the Tampa Bay Lightning arena now that hockey is on the brink of cancelling the entire 2012-2013 season. Not sure the organ...more...
Wednesday, November 14th 2012
Greetings from a growing-chillier-every-day-Atlanta, GA. I am going to cover a wide variety of topics on this blog – some of the usual casual/personal variety, and some of official variety. My travels of late have been interesting and productive, including confirmation of yet another Estate Planning Gift pledged to ATOS. That’s two in the last three months, and a growing list to add to those...more...
Saturday, October 13th 2012
It’s getting’ cold around here! Greetings from back home in Atlanta, where temperatures have fallen, the air conditioning has been turned off, and indeed, a bit of Fall is in the air. There is some business to catch up on. ATOS has several candidates from which to choose with regards to the recently-posted IT position. The website is moving slowly ahead…perhaps a tad too slowly but rather move...more...
Thursday, September 20th 2012
It’s always great fun to head back to Indiana, and this recent trip involved a concert at the Warren Performing Arts Center in Indianapolis on the former Indiana Theatre 3/18 Barton, along with a silent film – Steamboat Bill, Jr. – at Long Center in Lafayette. It is just GREAT to have that wonderful 3/21 Wurlitzer back on line and singing beautifully once again. Indianapolis provided the...more...
Tuesday, September 4th 2012
Greetings all, Some random thoughts while reflecting on the Labor Day holiday. Created to honor the nation’s daily wage-earners and laborers who actually make the nation and economy function, I will offer a bit of a twist to better suit ATOS and its volunteers. Organ, after organ, after organ…all across the country…exist today because of a lot of hard labor by a lot of volunteers. Instruments of...more...
Tuesday, August 28th 2012
Greetings all. News of new venues and not-so-new venues … had meetings recently in a location that holds promise, including the potential of an “original” Wurlitzer going back home. Meanwhile, mid-September will find TOSDV… the Theatre Organ Society of Delaware Valley playing host to its formal Grand Opening Concert. The specific date is September 15, and Mark Herman will do the honors. You know...more...
Monday, August 20th 2012
Youth still being served – Birthday Cake! It was an amazing weekend of music in Atlanta, thanks to Bucky Reddish who knows how to throw himself a birthday party. “Bucky’s Big Birthday Bash” is an event he has staged in his Atlanta-area home for several years. It went from a fun day of theatre organ music featuring his Walker organ to multi-artist spectacular a few years ago when Bucky decided...more...