2020 Awards Announced

2020 Awards

Hall of Fame

Robert ‘Bob’ Dilworth
Father Gus Franklin, S.s.c. (1938-2020)
Kenneth J. Crome (1947 -2020)
Charlie Balogh (1951 – 2019)

Special Merit

Dave Moreno
Steve Worthington
Bill Tandy (1955 – 2019)

Organist of the Year

Justin LaVoie

All of these awards will be formally presented at the annual members meeting which will take place via Zoom Saturday, October 24 at 12:00pm EST. Additional links will be emailed to all current members.



News & Articles
  • September 19
    American Theatre Organ Society Announces 2020 Awards of Distinction Winners The American Theatre Organ Society Awards Committee announced its 2020 Awards of Distinction Winners. These awards would have been announced at the closing banquet of our annual convention in Indianapolis, IN, July 2020, but due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the convention has been postponed until 2021. It made no... more
  • July 26
    Michael Fellenzer, Endowment Chair, announces the endowment fund grants for this year: Dairyland Chapter, $13,870, Geneva Restoration Phase I Bluegrass Chapter, $15,500, Restoration of Regulators, Trunks and Equalizers, KY Wurlitzer Ironwood Theatre, $2,000, General repair organ Congratulations to these organizations! more
  • July 26
    At their July 24 board meeting, the Board of Directors filled a long-standing vacant board position with Ed Garcia, who was next in line with the number of votes after the recent election. Welcome Ed to the ATOS Board of Directors. more
  • July 10
    Due to the current Covid crisis, Jonas Nordwall has announced that the Fall Adult Adventure learning experience has been postponed until the current situation improves. It was originally scheduled to take place over the weekend of October 9 through 11 in Maryland, at the fantastic Wurlitzer residence installations of Jack and Mildred Hardman, and Richard Kline. Guest instructors scheduled were... more