ATOS 2017 Convention, Day 1

Tampa, Florida is the site for the 2017 ATOS Annual Convention being hosted by the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society beginning today, July 3, 2017. The Tampa Theatre is a prime example of a John Eberson “atmospheric design” and was the location for the day’s events.

This first day of the 4-day Convention included the annual Young Organists Competition finals contest and was followed by a performance from last year’s winner, Seamus Gethicker. Pictured in the photo, from left to right are Seamus Gethicker, Alex Jones (this year’s winner), Nicholas Renkosik, Ryan Hardy.

In the evening, the Convention attendees returned to the Tampa Theatre to hear a full concert performance by Dave Wickerham on the 3/15 Wurlitzer.

The day included many returning members re-connecting with old friends and the introduction to new acquaintances. Tomorrow is a bus trip to Sarasota’s Grace Church and three much anticipated performances.

~Richard Neidich

Read About Day Two

Tampa Theatre, Tampa FL

Wurlitzer Console

Youth Contest

David Wickerham