ATOS News

News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.


Wednesday, June 10th 2020

The 2020 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!

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!

Sunday, May 3rd 2020

Master pipe organ craftsman Ken Crome passed away on May 1, 2020. 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.

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.

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.

Saturday, March 14th 2020

To our ATOS members,

The American Theatre Organ Society, along with many other organizations, is monitoring the Corona Virus, or COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, January 31st 2020

The Sanfilippo family of Barrington Hills, Illinois announces the passing of their father, Jasper B. Sanfilippo, who died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Thursday, January 16th 2020

The ATOS Endowment Fund assists ATOS chapters or other not-for-profit organizations engaged in theatre pipe organ programs or projects which will have a lasting impact on the preservation or presentation of the theatre pipe organ as a historically American instrument and musical art form; projects or programs of particular historical or scholarly merit; and other projects or programs as approve

Tuesday, January 14th 2020

This stylish sport shirt is 100% cotton and boasts a fun organ music and note pattern, as well as the ATOS logo on the pocket. Available to everyone, you may order online now, or add to your convention registration for delivery at the Indianapolis Convention. Available in sizes XS to 5XL,
$49 for XS - XL
$54 for 2XL- 5XL
Order now!

Tuesday, December 31st 2019

Make plans now to attend the 2020 annual convention; this year in Indianapolis. Registration is now open. (Opened at 12:00 midnight (PST) on New Year's Eve.)
2020 Convention