Staying at Home? - Listen to the Theatre Organ!
As more and more people heed the order to stay at home and many live events are canceled - there are still possibilities for theatre organ performances.
Here are some options for listening at home:
Organ Piper Pizza's Live Streamed "Quarantine Concert"
Dickinson's Live Streamed Concerts
ATOS "See and Hear" Videos
Tour the St Louis Fox Wurlitzer
Atlantic City Boardwalk Organs
International Youth Silent Film Festival Winners
Theatre Organ Radio
Hot Pipes Broadcasts
March 22Video update from Dave Calendine on ATOS Issues, March 22, 2020. Hello! My name is Dave Calendine, Chairman of the American Theatre Organ Society. Today’s update brings some very important news regarding things with ATOS. Convention Rescheduled Due to the concern and seriousness of the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, this year’s convention in Indianapolis is being rescheduled to the summer of 2021. The... more
March 19Dear Friends, All of us at ATOS recognize we are dealing with uncertain times. Last night your ATOS Board of Directors took what we believe is the appropriate step to reschedule the ATOS Annual Convention to July of 2021, in Indianapolis. We do not take these actions lightly and know everyone’s health and well-being need to be of paramount importance. The 2021 convention will follow this schedule... more
March 14To our ATOS members, The American Theatre Organ Society, along with many other organizations, is monitoring the Corona Virus, or COVID-19 pandemic. While our passion of working on and presenting the theatre organ is there, we must also realize that gatherings are being highly discouraged, and in some places, banned outright, in order to slow the spread of the virus. We recognize that many of our... more
February 122020 ELECTION OF DIRECTORS The American Theatre Organ Society announces its call for nominations to fill three (3) positions on the ATOS Board of Directors for the term 2020-2023. Any ATOS member who has maintained continuous membership in good standing for at least the last two years is eligible for nomination and may nominate themselves or be nominated by another member in good standing, in... more
February 6Award Nominations As your vice chairman and chair of the awards committee, it is my pleasure to begin working on this year’s list of awardees. Anyone wanting to make a nomination should send that candidate’s nomination to t.gibson [at] atos.org as soon as possible so their name can be considered. The categories are: Hall of Fame. This is the American Theatre Organ Society’s highest award! It is... more
Sanfilippo FamilyThe Sanfilippo family of Barrington Hills, Illinois announces the passing of their father, Jasper B. Sanfilippo, who died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Jasper Sanfilippo Former CEO and Chairman of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., Jasper was also known World- wide for his Collection of Automatic Music Instruments, the World's largest restored Theater... more
January 16The ATOS Endowment Fund assists ATOS chapters or other not-for-profit organizations engaged in theatre pipe organ programs or projects which will have a lasting impact on the preservation or presentation of the theatre pipe organ as a historically American instrument and musical art form; projects or programs of particular historical or scholarly merit; and other projects or programs as approved... more
January 14This stylish sport shirt is 100% cotton and boasts a fun organ music and note pattern, as well as the ATOS logo on the pocket. Available to everyone, you may order online now, or add to your convention registration for delivery at the Indianapolis Convention. Available in sizes XS to 5XL, $49 for XS - XL $54 for 2XL- 5XL Order now! (Shirt orders will close on May 1, 2020 to allow for adequate... more
December 18December 2019 Hello! I am writing to tell you my experiences with one of the most exciting and significant programs of ATOS and to ask you to provide financial assistance to ensure this program continues and grows. When I was 14 years old, I spotted an ad in The Theatre Organ Journal for the ATOS Summer Youth Adventure and attended my first of 9 years of this exciting program. My first surprise... more
November 19In 2011, the American Theatre Organ Society entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Oklahoma which established the Theatre Organ Archive and Library at the American Organ Institute . What was the collection of historical material, recordings, letters, and more thus found not only a new home, but received the benefit of serious archival attention. This partnership was of great... more