News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.

Thursday, March 11th 2021

Vice-Chairman Tedde Gibson is seeking nominations for the various awards that are presented each year at the annual convention, which will be held virtually this year. Here is the information regarding the various awards, and how to nominate members for them:

Monday, March 1st 2021


A Message from the ATOS Board of Directors, and
Convention Planning Coordinator Mike Kinerk

Thursday, February 11th 2021

The American Theatre Organ Society announces its call for nominations to fill three (3) positions on the ATOS Board of Directors for three-year terms (2021-2024).

Tuesday, February 9th 2021

That’s a question I’m hearing more and more, which is very frustrating. To help out with the explanations of what we face, I’ve corralled Journal Editor Mike Bryant to fill in some of the blanks. His contributions are in italics. (He also suggested “Postal Service: Oxymoron?” as the headline: I didn’t take him up on that.)

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:

Saturday, September 19th 2020

American Theatre Organ Society Announces
2020 Awards of Distinction Winners

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!

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.

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.

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!