Board Election Results

For the three available board positions, we received three nominations for directors. One nominee was eliminated due to being termed out. Please re-welcome the following directors whose term will end in 2025:

Bill Gellhaus

Bill Campbell



Greetings to all

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As Chairman of the Board of the American Theatre Organ Society, I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our official website. Here you will find a wealth of information on our history, the personalities, and our organization.
You will see our journey, from our humble beginnings at a home meeting among friends, to having chapters across the world. If you’re new to ATOS or theatre organs, we can help you find a local chapter’s contact information so you can connect with like-minded individuals to empower you in your theatre organ journey.

If you’re a new member, welcome! If you’re a returning member, thank you for coming back. Our directors are also chapter liaisons who work with our chapters to keep lines of communications open so we can continue to do the work to preserve, promote, and protect the amazing theatre organ.

Our bi-monthly Journal is an industry standard and a wealth of information; it is a part of your membership and as a member, you can contribute articles to let the theatre organ world know what is going on in your locality. Once again, welcome!

Warm Regards,

Tedde Gibson

Read an online interview with Tedde

EMAIL Scam Alert

Recently, chapter members have received emails that appear to be from ATOS board members, requesting money or other items. Please be aware that all official email will have the ATOS.org return address, and you should never send money or gifts without first confirming that a request is legitimate. It is unfortunate that we live in a age when these scams are becoming more and more prevalent.

News & Articles
  • September 17
    Detroit, Michigan was the site of the 2022 ATOS Summer Youth Adventure (SYA). Venues included the large Detroit Fox 4-manual, 36-rank instrument, and the very unique Detroit Theatre Organ Society’s Senate Theatre (former Fisher Theatre) 4-manual, 34-rank instrument. Students also visited the Redford Theatre (3-manual, 10-rank Barton), Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theatre (3-manual, 13-rank Barton), The... more
  • August 19
    ATOS has been notified that the Central Indiana Chapter has withdrawn their application for the 2024 convention. We are currently seeking another chapter to host 2024 as well as a host chapter for the 2025 convention. Please contact Michael Kinerk (m.kinerk [at] atos.org) if interested and for more information. more
  • August 2
    Greetings, We are addressing the issues and concerns that were brought up at the recent membership meeting. Our financial processes and procedures are being reviewed and they will be updated based upon those findings. Once the review is completed, we will contract with a Certified Public Accountant that has expertise with non profits and have a complete audit of our books done. Should you have... more
  • July 21
    Awards that were presented at the 2022 annual convention in San Diego, July 2022. Organist of the Year: Zach Frame Hall of Fame: Jonas Nordwall Honorary Member: Bob MacNeur Member of the Year: Catherine Oliver Special Merit Award: David Rhodes Industry Achievement: Organ Stop Pizza more
  • July 21
    Zach Frame Zach received the award at the annual convention in San Diego in July. He is the resident organist at Organ Piper Pizza, where he can heard almost nightly. Zach owes his interest in the theater pipe organ to his parents, and also to a visit to Organ Piper Pizza when he was 5 years old (in 1992). In addition to performing, Zach is a pipe organ technician and maintains the Organ Piper's... more
  • July 7
    Theatre organ friends, again it has fallen on me to relay the news that we have lost another valued member of our community. Stanley “Stan” Zimmerman passed away today after a period of rapid decline. Stan was born in Moline IL in farm country. He became interested in the organ and its music at an early age. Stan became a part of the Chicago Theatre Organ scene in the early 1960’s, palling around... more
  • June 30
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