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Thursday, October 15th 2020
With the current pandemic making it not possible to have a convention this year, our annual Membership Meeting is going to be a virtual event taking place with Zoom. The meeting will have the following items as part of the agenda: Chairman Update Vice-Chairman Update Treasury Update Secretary Update Awards Presentation Update on Programs and Committees Membership Comments and Questions...more...
Saturday, September 19th 2020
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...
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...