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Thursday, October 17th 2019
Make plans now to attend the 2020 annual convention; this year in Indianapolis. 2020 Conventionmore...
Wednesday, June 19th 2019
Dear friends in ATOS: Over the past few weeks we have heard a lot of news regarding the University of Oklahoma and the American Organ Institute. Please know that your ATOS leadership is in contact with officials there with regards to not only the survival of that great program, but also the status of the Theatre Organ Archives. Almost anything you might be hearing now is speculation, hearsay or...more...
Tuesday, June 11th 2019
ATOS Board Chairman Dave Calendine provides a member's update via video.more...
Sunday, June 2nd 2019
ATOS is pleased to offer the 9th Annual Technical Experience for participants 18 years of age and older. AUGUST 5 - 8, 2019 This year the Technical Experience will be presented again as in the past years. Since the very first Technical Experience was presented in 2010 eight seminars have been held annually. Each seminar presented covered a major subject area with regard to proper restoration of a...more...
Wednesday, May 29th 2019
ATOS Chapter Showcase The annual opportunity for Chapters to communicate to our membership and others their initiatives that inform, present and preserve theatre organs, as well as promote use of the instruments. The Showcase provides each of our Chapters a chance to illustrate their efforts toward these goals. The efforts of ATOS are often presented by a Chapter, since they have the access,...more...
Thursday, May 23rd 2019
Finalists Announced It is with great pleasure that we announce the three finalists selected for this year's Young Theatre Organist Competition! They will perform on the 3/12 Wurlitzer in Eisenhart Auditorium on July 1, during the Annual Convention. Jared Goldinger Jared is 19 years old and lives in Massillon, Ohio. Regularly, he plays at the Canton Palace Theatre on the 3/11 Kilgen Wonder Organ,...more...
Monday, January 21st 2019
Pasadena Convention CD Set The 2018 Pasadena Convention 2 CD set features 12 incredible instruments and 13 phenomenal artists, in 32 selections from the convention concerts. Hear some of the world's most iconic theatre organs - including the former San Francisco Fox 4/36 Wurlitzer now installed in Disney's El Capitan Theatre, the famous Old Town Music Hall Wurlitzer, the incredible 4/74 Wurlitzer...more...
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Greetings and Happy New Year! As your vice chairman and chair of the awards committee, it is my pleasure to begin working on this year’s list of awardees. Anyone wanting to make a nomination should send that candidate’s nomination to t.gibson [at] atos.org as soon as possible so their name can be considered. The categories are: Hall of Fame. This is the American Theatre Organ Society’s highest...more...
Sunday, December 30th 2018
Donate OnLine NOW Dear Friend of ATOS, I am writing to you today for two reasons: first, to thank you for your financial support in the past and, second, to ask you to continue — and perhaps increase — your support this year. Why do we ask for money? The answer is very simple. Annual dues alone do not cover the costs of the wide variety of programs we undertake to promote the theatre organ and...more...
Wednesday, November 21st 2018
ATOS Board Chairman Dave Calendine provides a member's update via video.more...