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Friday, July 22nd 2016
By Ken Double I had the privilege of being in the Chicago area and spending the better part of two days during the recent ATOS Summer Youth Adventure (the “SYA”). It is hard to believe that this event just celebrated its 10th Anniversary! This year’s staff included SYA director Jonas Nordwall; Donna Parker; Jelani Eddington; Martin Ellis and Chris Elliott. They were kept busy over a week-long...more...
Friday, July 22nd 2016
A smooth transition; a new Board of Directors; a “calming of the storm;” a great convention; and two other major events are an indication that the American Theatre Organ Society is back to conducting its business well, and is moving forward. The Cleveland Convention was a great success and you will read all about it in the upcoming September-October issue of the journal. In making the transition...more...
Thursday, July 14th 2016
Andy Crow, the well-known organist, organ builder, and restorer, passed away on July 12 at the Panorama Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Lacey, Washington. Andy had been living with Parkinson's Disease; he was 83. Andy Crow started piano lessons at the age of eight and began to study the organ at age 12. After achieving educational degrees in music, Andy spent two years in the Army...more...
Monday, July 11th 2016
The ATOS Board of Directors and Officers (the Board) held three separate sessions last week in Cleveland, OH during the 2016 ATOS Annual Convention. The Board held its annual meeting on July1, 2016 and elected new officers for each of the leadership positions. The topics included a review of this year’s staff and committee reports, the election of new officers, adoption of an annual budget and an...more...
Saturday, July 9th 2016
ATOS Convention Day 5 - July 7 Pictures of the day. Overture Day: https://www.atos.org/atos-convention-overture-day Day 2 - July 4: https://www.atos.org/atos-convention-day-2 Day 3 - July 5: https://www.atos.org/atos-convention-day-3-july-5 Day 4 - July 6: https://www.atos.org/atos-convention-day-4-july-6-0more...
Friday, July 8th 2016
ATOS Convention Day 4 - July 6 From Christopher: ATOS Day 4 - Wednesday: What a long day!! First we started of to see John Lauter at Sandusky State Theatre which is a lovely small town theatre opened in 1928. I have never seen a theatre design like this before and it's a quaint little place. I love the four seasons murals. The organ is a 3/8 Page; this was the first Page organ I have heard...more...
Thursday, July 7th 2016
ATOS Convention Day 3 - July 5 From Jared: The exhaustion is setting in and I REALLY want to sleep, but nevertheless I'll power this blog entry out quickly! Today was amazing!!! Congratulations to Seamus for winning the YTOC, and to Richie and Luke for being finalists! Quite prestigious! I hope to do that next year. Not sure what to play though, I'll definitely have to expand my repertoire......more...
Thursday, July 7th 2016
ATOS Convention Day 6 - Encore Pictures of the day. Overture Day: https://www.atos.org/atos-convention-overture-day Day 2 - July 4: https://www.atos.org/atos-convention-day-2 Day 3 - July 5: https://www.atos.org/atos-convention-day-3-july-5 Day 4 - July 6: https://www.atos.org/atos-convention-day-4-july-6-0 Day 5 - July 7 https://www.atos.org/atos-convention-day-5-july-7more...
Wednesday, July 6th 2016
ATOS Convention Day 2 - July 4 From Jared: What a day!! I started off with breakfast with the youth here. We discuss everything we possibly can about the theatre organ. Soon after, I took a nice walk to Grays. There we saw Mark Herman. I had no clue the organ lifted into the air. Quite a sight!! I was acknowledged today before the concert. If I had known beforehand, I would have dressed nicer!!!...more...
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 Directors: Don Phipps, David Barnett, David Kelzenberg, Denise Andersen, Carlton Smith, Mark Renwick, Jonas Nordwall, Donnie Rankin Youth Representative: Wilson Alness Names...more...