Youth Representative for the Board of Directors - Application Available Now
Since 2001, the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) has reserved a seat on its Board of Directors for a Youth Representative. The purpose of this position is to create a two-way avenue for dialogue and the expression of ideas from a youth perspective. The Youth Representative should be involved in as many ATOS events and activities as possible, and should encourage new memberships from younger individuals. The next Youth Representative must be between 18 and 24 years of age as of July 1, 2016. At least one member of the candidate's household must be an ATOS member, and each candidate must be recommended by an ATOS member in good standing.

The next ATOS Youth Representative will serve a one-year term from 2016 through 2017 on the ATOS Board of Directors.
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Convention is Fast Approaching!

It is still possible to register for TREASURES OF THE WESTERN RESERVE II, the ATOS Annual Convention in Cleveland. More great pipe organs in more great movie palaces - just one highlight of a convention in greater Cleveland!

• There are three brand new instruments not heard before at a convention!
• The $109 rate at the magnificent Marriott Renaissance is well below recent convention rates, and the same as it was in 2009!
• A great lineup of artists providing spectacular concerts!
• Easy, inexpensive transportation from Cleveland Hopkins airport to the hotel.

If you have never been, THIS is the “in-theatre” convention to attend.
If you live nearby, be it Detroit, Toledo, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, Buffalo, Rochester, Erie and any other easy drive, it is WELL WORTH the trip!

This is why we love the theatre organ. Historic organs, great theatres, our best artists, and the great music. Come to Cleveland and enjoy it all!

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Welcome to the American Theatre Organ Society. If you are one of our thousands of members, welcome back and enjoy the new site, with more information, more music and more fun. If you are new, we hope you will take some time to discover one of the music world's unique gems - the Mighty Theatre Organ. It's been more than 100 years since Wurlitzer created its first theatre organ, and Barton, Robert-Morton, Kimball, and dozens of other companies created thousands of instruments, made to accompany silent films, and fill majestic movie palaces with glorious music. ATOS is proud to work with more than 70 local chapters across the U. S. and around the world, promoting the instrument, presenting concerts and silent films, developing young artists and technicians, providing scholarships, and most of all, having a lot of fun in the world of music.

So take a moment. Find an instrument near you. Listen to some wonderful music. Be introduced to an artist; or explore our art form's fascinating history. We are delighted you found us. If not a member, we hope you will join us. Everything you need to do so is right here. Be prepared for what we like to call a musical "WOW!" moment. Get set for the Mighty Theatre Organ and ATOS. Welcome!

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