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Wednesday, July 10th 2013
NYTOS Awards Dan Minervini Scholarship, Concert Date At the just-concluded ATOS Annual Convention, attendees were treated to one of the best Young Theatre Organist Competition performances ever, as all three candidates performed brilliantly. Detroit native Justin LaVoie was named the winner, and in addition to his ATOS awards, was provided a $1,000 award by the Garden State chapter. Moments after...more...
Tuesday, July 9th 2013
GARDEN STATE CHAPTER STEPS UP WITH MAJOR DONATION At the ATOS annual convention in Atlanta, attendees were treated to the return of the Young Theatre Organists’ Competition (YTOC). After a three-year hiatus, the competition returned with Danny McCollum, Dan Minervini, and Justin LaVoie as the three finalists performing at the convention.more...
Sunday, May 19th 2013
As an active member of the New York Theatre Organ Society, Dan helps regularly on the work crew to restore the 4/26 Wurlitzer at Long Island University. He is currently serving as an elected member of the NYTOS board of directors. We have much to look forward to with Dan's future theatre organ accomplishments and involvement with ATOS, especially once he begins his two-year term as the Youth...more...
Monday, April 15th 2013
The ATOS promotional posters features in Theatre Organ magazine are now available for free download to Chapters. You can download them here: http://www.atos.org/chapters/resources/promotional-print-materialsmore...
Friday, March 29th 2013
The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society (EMC-ATOS) annually offers a scholarship to the ATOS Technical Experience in the amount of $500. Interested applicants should send a letter to the address listed below. Applications due by June 1, 2013. The letter should contain the following information: Name, age, chapter affiliation (if any) Experience with maintenance of...more...
Thursday, December 13th 2012
Greetings all, from a sunny-yet-chilled-Atlanta! I am back after a second trip to Florida in the past month, this time I was involved in a most successful holiday fund-raiser for the Central Florida Chapter of ATOS. I had the privilege of sharing the bench with at the 3/9 Wurlitzer (nicely augmented by some excellent digital voices) at the Pinellas Park Auditorium.more...
Tuesday, December 4th 2012
BUSINESS, BUSINESS, PERSONAL, PERSONAL And what the heck is that supposed to mean? I’ll explain. For the second time in a month, I am headed back to Florida, the Tampa area again. I hope to catch up on some things, including what is happening with the big 5-manual Walker at the Tampa Bay Lightning arena now that hockey is on the brink of cancelling the entire 2012-2013 season. Not sure the organ...more...
Wednesday, November 14th 2012
Greetings from a growing-chillier-every-day-Atlanta, GA. I am going to cover a wide variety of topics on this blog – some of the usual casual/personal variety, and some of official variety. My travels of late have been interesting and productive, including confirmation of yet another Estate Planning Gift pledged to ATOS. That’s two in the last three months, and a growing list to add to those...more...
Saturday, October 13th 2012
It’s getting’ cold around here! Greetings from back home in Atlanta, where temperatures have fallen, the air conditioning has been turned off, and indeed, a bit of Fall is in the air. There is some business to catch up on. ATOS has several candidates from which to choose with regards to the recently-posted IT position. The website is moving slowly ahead…perhaps a tad too slowly but rather move...more...
Thursday, September 20th 2012
It’s always great fun to head back to Indiana, and this recent trip involved a concert at the Warren Performing Arts Center in Indianapolis on the former Indiana Theatre 3/18 Barton, along with a silent film – Steamboat Bill, Jr. – at Long Center in Lafayette. It is just GREAT to have that wonderful 3/21 Wurlitzer back on line and singing beautifully once again. Indianapolis provided the...more...