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From the Chairman

It is quite an honor to be elected as Chairman of the Board of the American Theatre Organ Society. I would like to thank Tedde Gibson for his time as the Chairman and I appreciate all his efforts to get us through the past two years. We have dealt with several financial issues, but under his Chairmanship, we now have a budget and our finances in order.

I would like to welcome our three new board members, Rosemary Bailey, Shawn Kenney, and William Webber. Each will bring a new perspective to the board as they will help us set and meet goals as we move forward. In order for ATOS to continue, we must look at those goals – both short and long term, prioritize each and determine a strategy.

One of the first tasks we need to investigate is to increase our dues. We have not had an increase in dues in many years. I have asked the Finance Committee to look into options and recommendations and present them to the board. All this information will be shared with the membership.

The 65th Annual ATOS Convention was a success. Over 325 people attended and despite some minor glitches here and there, all seemed to go well. Great to see old friends, talk about the things we all love, theatre organs, and meet some more of the wonderful people that are members of ATOS. The venues were fantastic, organs sounded fabulous, and the artists were at the top of their games. Order forms for the convention CD will be available soon.

I mention this whenever I write my message in the journal – and will continue: this is “our organization” and we want to hear from you. I had some great conversations at the convention and certainly appreciated hearing from everyone. But please – reach out to me, your chapter liaison, or anyone on the board.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer.

Taylor Trimby
Chairman of the Board
July 2023

News & Articles
  • August 27
    The 2023 Chicago Convention CD is available for pre-order. It will be shipped in late November or early December. There are also a limited number of past convention CDs available. See them all here: Convention CDs more
  • August 12
    Students at the 2023 ATOS Summer Youth Adventure give end-of-week performances on the 3/25 Kimball-Wurlitzer theatre organ in Calvary Christian Assembly - Seattle, Washington. more
  • November 19
    Previously, the American Theatre Organ Society had entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Oklahoma which established the Theatre Organ Archive and Library at the American Organ Institute . In 2019 the University of Oklahoma, much to our dismay, made the decision to eliminate the American Organ Institute. At that time the Board of Directors entered into negotiations with the... more