News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.

Monday, July 4th 2016

We are pleased to announce the Board of Directors for the upcoming year:
Richard Neidich, Chairman
George Andersen, Vice Chairman
Vincent Mirandi, Treasurer
Dave Calendine, Secretary
Michael Fellenzer, Immediate Past Chairman

Monday, July 4th 2016

"Hi I'm Jared Goldinger, winner of the 2016 George Wright Memorial Fellowship. We started off on a looooonnnng 4 hour bus trip to the senate theatre to see the 4/37 Wurlitzer with Richard Hills performing. I was expecting much but not this much; I was absolutely amazed by the size, the power, and even the swell shades with the faint lights inside the chambers.

Sunday, June 26th 2016

The American Theatre Organ Society will be holding its annual Young Theatre Organist Competition this coming July 5 in Cleveland. The initial competition has yielded three finalists.
They are:
Seamus Gethicker, Richie Gregory and Luke Staisiunas.

Please plan on attending this event to support our extraordinary young talent.

Monday, June 13th 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 ATOS Technical Experience
Hosted By
Carlton Smith Pipe Organ Restorations
September 12 - 15, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana

Read more here:

Saturday, June 4th 2016

The 2016 International Youth Silent Film Festival
is currently underway in Portland, Oregon and is featured in a nearly 17-minute segment on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s (OPB) “State of Wonder” program this weekend.

Monday, May 23rd 2016


Greetings ATOS Members and Friends,

Thursday, April 7th 2016

Joe Patten, also known as the “Phantom of the Fox” and a person often singled out as the key individual in the effort to save the Atlanta Fox Theatre, died Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Patten had recently suffered a massive stroke, and had been hospitalized.

Tuesday, April 5th 2016

April 1, 2016

Greetings all, and despite the date, please note everything here is legit!

We have much to chat about including a couple of important items. First, regarding elections. From the Chairman of the Nominating Committee comes the following message. Doug Powers’ note is timely as the ballots will be arriving in your mail very soon. Doug states:

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

California Zephyr Railcar Charters
August 14 –27 Two week tour
One week tours also available: Aug 14 Northbound and Aug 21 Southbound.

Monday, February 29th 2016

This week’s PIPEDREAMS program (#1609, “Theatre Pipes”) features American Theatre Organ Society President Ken Double as Michael Barone’s guest, introducing a 2-hour broadcast devoted to transcriptions, popular songs and show tunes played on theatre organs from coast-to-coast.