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Monday, March 1st 2021
REMEMBER CONVENTIONS? THEY’RE COMING BACK! A Message from the ATOS Board of Directors, and Convention Planning Coordinator Mike Kinerk It’s difficult to believe that those of us who love the theatre organ will now live through two summers without an ATOS Annual Convention, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. To say it has changed our lives doesn’t come close to defining the effects of the health...more...
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). 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 which case, written...more...
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.) The sad thing is that ATOS had made no changes to the way that the Journal...more...
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...