News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.
Covid Policy Update
A change was made to the ATOS event attendance policy effective May 5, 2022. Here is the revised policy:
ATOS will follow the COVID policy in effect in the venue at the time of the event.
During the 2022 convention, masks will not be required unless the venue specifically requires such.
The theatre organ world lost a monumental leader and benefactor when Jack Moelmann passed away on Dec. 30, 2021. Jack was a member of ATOS since 1967, served on their Board of Directors in one capacity or another continuously for 23 years (1983-2006), chaired several committees, and was the ATOS President from 1985 until 1988.
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.
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.
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
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