ATOS Chairman, Tedde Gibson, will accompany Sex and the City alum Mario Cantone on the theatre organ in "Wicked-in Concert". It will be shown Sunday, August 29, @9:00pm on PBS! It will be shown several more times throughout the week, so check your local listings for additional showtimes.
News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.
We are pleased to announce the Board of Directors for the following year:
Tedde Gibson, Chairman of the Board
Taylor Trimby, Vice-Chairman of the Board
Dave Calendine, Treasurer and Immediate Past Chairman
Luke Staisiunas, Secretary
American Theatre Organ Society Announces
2021 Award Winners
The American Theatre Organ Society Awards Committee announced its 2021 Awards of Distinction at the Unconventional Convention in July.
With over 700 votes returned, we am happy that over 40% of our membership engaged in the process of voting. Not many organizations can say that!
Number of ballots cast – 704
Results (in alphabetical order):
George Andersen – 508
Dave Calendine – 565
David M. Finkel – 504
Ed Garcia – 473
Mark your calendars now, as we plan to gather IN-PERSON in 2022 for the annual ATOS convention.
Westin Hotel Gaslamp Quarter, Headquarters Hotel
Spectacular July 4 Spreckels Pavilion Concert, Dinner & Fireworks on the Bay
Unique Pre-Glow & After-Glow Activities
This video, produced by PBS, showcases the Mighty Morton in the beautiful Ohio Theatre. Stage manager, Jim Cantrell, takes us behind the scenes and Clark Wilson provides music on the Morton in this delightful, short documentary.
Ohio Theatre Robert Morton
The Unconventional 2021 Convention featuring less-known organs is now! Visit
to learn more.
Details about the 2021 Summer Youth Adventure are available now, and the event will run July 11 - 16. All tuition will be covered this year for participants - REGISTER NOW!
There is an online registration form available.
See all the information at Summer Youth Adventure page.
Be aware that chapter members have reported receiving "scam" emails that appear to be from other members, or chapter officers, requesting money or payment for services. Whenever in doubt, please contact the individual by phone, or in person, to verify information before you send money. It is unfortunate that all businesses and organizations are vulnerable to these scams.
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.)