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Monday, July 4th 2016
We are pleased to announce the Board of Directors for the upcoming year: Richard Neidich, Chairman George Andersen, Vice Chairman Vincent Mirandi, Treasurer Dave Calendine, Secretary Michael Fellenzer, Immediate Past Chairman Directors: Don Phipps, David Barnett, David Kelzenberg, Denise Andersen, Carlton Smith, Mark Renwick, Jonas Nordwall, Donnie Rankin Youth Representative: Wilson Alness Names...more...
Monday, July 4th 2016
"Hi I'm Jared Goldinger, winner of the 2016 George Wright Memorial Fellowship. We started off on a looooonnnng 4 hour bus trip to the senate theatre to see the 4/37 Wurlitzer with Richard Hills performing. I was expecting much but not this much; I was absolutely amazed by the size, the power, and even the swell shades with the faint lights inside the chambers. What a great way to start off the...more...
Thursday, June 23rd 2016
GENERAL INFORMATION Since 2001, the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) has reserved a seat on its Board of Directors for a Youth Representative. The purpose of this position is to create a two-way avenue for dialogue and the expression of ideas from a youth perspective. The Youth Representative should be involved in as many ATOS events and activities as possible, and should encourage new...more...
Monday, June 13th 2016
Registration is now open for the 2016 ATOS Technical Experience Hosted By Carlton Smith Pipe Organ Restorations September 12 - 15, 2016 Indianapolis, Indiana Read more here: https://www.atos.org/program/technical-experience-0more...
Saturday, June 4th 2016
The 2016 International Youth Silent Film Festival is currently underway in Portland, Oregon and is featured in a nearly 17-minute segment on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s (OPB) “State of Wonder” program this weekend. The OPB website has the segment available online: http://www.opb.org/radio/article/international-youth-silent-film-festiva... Theatre Organist Nathan Avakian has created some new...more...
Monday, May 23rd 2016
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELLED Greetings ATOS Members and Friends, We are pleased to announce that the Special Membership Meeting scheduled to occur on July 4 has been cancelled as no action is required at this time. You will see more information soon; however, the Board had a very productive and meaningful meeting today at the convention hotel in Cleveland. Some new board members were...more...
Thursday, May 19th 2016
As I write this, I am at a quick stop in Seattle before flying on to Spokane following a 4-day stop in Portland. Keeping the folks at Delta busy again. Met with Columbia River Chapter leaders and members and played a short chapter program at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. The fine 3-manual digital will soon start to transition to the long-awaited pipe organ. Exciting especially for a venue...more...
Thursday, April 7th 2016
Joe Patten, also known as the “Phantom of the Fox” and a person often singled out as the key individual in the effort to save the Atlanta Fox Theatre, died Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Patten had recently suffered a massive stroke, and had been hospitalized. Born in Lakeland, Florida in 1927, Joe Patten grew up with a love of fast cars and theatre pipe organs. He moved to Atlanta and worked...more...
Tuesday, April 5th 2016
April 1, 2016 Greetings all, and despite the date, please note everything here is legit! We have much to chat about including a couple of important items. First, regarding elections. From the Chairman of the Nominating Committee comes the following message. Doug Powers’ note is timely as the ballots will be arriving in your mail very soon. Doug states: "Please note that the ATOS Board nomination...more...
Saturday, April 2nd 2016
California Zephyr Railcar Charters presents KING OF INSTRUMENTS TOUR August 14 –27 Two week tour One week tours also available: Aug 14 Northbound and Aug 21 Southbound. The King of Instruments! We’ll visit some of the finest examples of this most grand and complex of musical machines on our round trip tour from San Diego to Seattle. We will visit concert organs, church organs, and theater organs...more...