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Sunday, July 26th 2020
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...
Sunday, July 26th 2020
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...
Friday, July 10th 2020
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...
Wednesday, June 10th 2020
The ballots have been tabulated and the results are in. The newly elected board members are: Tedde Gibson - 495 votes Kevin Cartwright - 487 votes Luke Staisiunas - 360 votes There were 1,754 ballots sent out and 729 were received back, which is 42%. (Most elections have been 20%.) Congratulations to these board members!more...
Sunday, May 31st 2020
An amazing look at this incredible theatre, with a soundtrack that speaks to our current situation. Beautiful and compelling - don't miss this!more...
Sunday, May 3rd 2020
Master pipe organ craftsman Ken Crome passed away on May 1. It would be difficult to find a corner of the theatre organ world that Ken didn't touch, from the original installation in the Jasper Sanfilippo home, to the recent acclaimed installation of the original Fox Studio Wurlitzer in the Bandrika studio of Nathan Barr. His stellar craftsmanship is seen the in the numerous consoles he...more...
Friday, April 17th 2020
Due to the current COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic, the Summer Technical Experience, originally scheduled for August, 2020, is cancelled. We plan to resume the STE next year. The dates will be announced in the Spring of 2021.more...
Wednesday, April 15th 2020
This evening, the Board of Directors made the tough decision to cancel this year's YTOC competition. At the same time, we voted to change the age requirements for the next two year's competitions so that those that would have aged out this year and next would have another opportunity to enter the competition. We look forward to resuming the competition next year at the convention in Indianapolis...more...
Sunday, March 22nd 2020
Video 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...
Thursday, March 19th 2020
Dear 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...