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From the Chairman

It is quite an honor to be elected as Chairman of the Board of the American Theatre Organ Society. I would like to thank Tedde Gibson for his time as the Chairman and I appreciate all his efforts to get us through the past two years. We have dealt with several financial issues, but under his Chairmanship, we now have a budget and our finances in order.

I would like to welcome our three new board members, Rosemary Bailey, Shawn Kenney, and William Webber. Each will bring a new perspective to the board as they will help us set and meet goals as we move forward. In order for ATOS to continue, we must look at those goals – both short and long term, prioritize each and determine a strategy.

One of the first tasks we need to investigate is to increase our dues. We have not had an increase in dues in many years. I have asked the Finance Committee to look into options and recommendations and present them to the board. All this information will be shared with the membership.

The 65th Annual ATOS Convention was a success. Over 325 people attended and despite some minor glitches here and there, all seemed to go well. Great to see old friends, talk about the things we all love, theatre organs, and meet some more of the wonderful people that are members of ATOS. The venues were fantastic, organs sounded fabulous, and the artists were at the top of their games. Order forms for the convention CD will be available soon.

I mention this whenever I write my message in the journal – and will continue: this is “our organization” and we want to hear from you. I had some great conversations at the convention and certainly appreciated hearing from everyone. But please – reach out to me, your chapter liaison, or anyone on the board.

Taylor Trimby
Chairman of the Board
July 2023

News & Articles
  • March 5
    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2024 ELECTION OF DIRECTORS The American Theatre Organ Society announces its call for nominations to fill three (3) positions on the ATOS Board of Directors for three-year terms (2024-2026). Any ATOS member who has maintained continuous membership in good standing for at least the last two years is eligible for nomination and may nominate themselves or be nominated by... more
  • March 5
    Greetings! Any member wanting to make a nomination should send that candidate's nomination to awards [at] atos.org as soon as possible so their name can be considered. The categories are: 1. Hall of Fame - This is the American Theatre Organ Society's highest award! It is presented to someone who has devoted a lifetime to ATOS's cause, usually having previously won different awards. This award is... more
  • January 14
    The ATOS Endowment Fund assists ATOS chapters or other not-for-profit organizations engaged in theatre pipe organ programs or projects which will have a lasting impact on the preservation or presentation of the theatre pipe organ as a historically American instrument and musical art form; projects or programs of historical or scholarly merit; and other projects or programs as approved by the ATOS... more
  • December 4
    Hello everyone, The ATOS Board of Directors met on Tuesday, November 28th for our regularly scheduled monthly meeting. One of the topics on the agenda was to review and approve the financial reporting standards for ATOS. On the ATOS.ORG website, under the Organization tab and then ATOS Financials, you will see the latest reports for our organization. There are three reports. They are: 1... more
  • November 25
    The 2023 Chicago Convention CD is now available. All convention CDs that were ordered before Oct 27 ( convention & Website preorders) have been shipped. Orders after Oct 28 will be shipping by Nov 27th. If you want to order anything from the MarketPlace for delivery by the holidays, the order needs to be placed by Dec 7th to have a reasonable probability of delivery by then. We will be adding... more
  • November 11
    We are saddened to report that the 2024 ATOS Convention committee had to make the difficult decision that the Columbus, Ohio convention will not be taking place. Dave Calendine and his team have worked overtime to try to make this happen, but with such a tight timeframe to get all the necessary preparations ready, it became quite apparent to them that a quality, affordable convention experience... more
  • November 19
    Previously, the American Theatre Organ Society had entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Oklahoma which established the Theatre Organ Archive and Library at the American Organ Institute . In 2019 the University of Oklahoma, much to our dismay, made the decision to eliminate the American Organ Institute. At that time the Board of Directors entered into negotiations with the... more