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News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.


Saturday, October 13th 2018
The Twentieth Century Fox Studio Wurlitzer, famous for its use in countless movie scores ranging from John Williams’ “Home Alone,” to Rodgers and Hammerstein's “The Sound of Music” returned to service last month in the new release now in theatres, “The House With a Clock in Its Walls.” Now installed in composer Nathan Barr’s Bandrika Recording Studio, Nathan's score for the film features the...more...
Thursday, September 27th 2018
ATOS Board Chairman Dave Calendine provides a member's update via video.more...
Friday, July 27th 2018
Now - for a limited time! New memberships are only $25! In an effort to encourage theatre organ lovers to enjoy all the benefits of ATOS membership, NEW members may now obtain a one-year membership for $25. This special price is also available for those whose membership has been expired for more than 2 years. Enjoy six issues of the Theatre Organ Journal , the ability to attend yearly ATOS...more...
Wednesday, July 25th 2018
Incoming Chairman Dave Calendine discusses ATOS programs and future in his first video update. Please click here to view.more...
Saturday, June 30th 2018
Read about the daily events at the Annual ATOS Convention in Pasadena: Friday Day 1 Saturday Day 2 Sunday Day 3 Monday Day 4 Encore Daymore...
Wednesday, June 27th 2018
Application forms are now available for the 2018 Technical Experience. The event will be August 6 - 9, and takes place again at the working theatre organ restoration workshop of Carlton Smith Pipe Organ Restorations. Carlton Smith, Clark Wilson, and Justin Nimmo will be the instructors. Visit the page here: Technical Experiencemore...
Tuesday, June 19th 2018
Annual Convention By now many are beginning to pack their bags for the 2018 ATOS Annual Convention in Pasadena, California - being hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter of ATOS. The Convention schedule includes some old favorites and some new venues, along with a great list of performers. The details are available at http://www.atos2018.org/events.html . Check back to this website each day during the...more...
Thursday, June 7th 2018
We have our winners! They will compete at the ATOS Convention in Pasadena on Saturday, June 30 at Barnum Hall in Santa Monica. Also performing on the 3/17 Wurlitzer will be Alex Jones, the 2017 overall winner. In alphabetical order... Ryan Hardy, 21 years old from Fargo, North Dakota Ryan is a first year student at North Dakota State University majoring in instrumental music education with a...more...
Thursday, May 10th 2018
With spring well underway, its been great to travel to theatre organ events without the winter’s travel limitations. Most recently I visited a new home installation and heard the wonderful contributions that a tonal finishing can make to a theatre pipe organ. For those near central California, you may want to review the Sierra Chapters website at http://www.sierrachapteratos.org/ and consider...more...
Wednesday, April 4th 2018
While the rumor-mill now runs 24/7 thanks to Facebook, Twitter and much more on social media, it is indeed often based on rumor which is often as far removed from fact as the motor oil known as margarine is from butter. And in the world of ATOS, do we LOVE rumors! Let’s focus on one particular theatre pipe organ. If one believes what has been on Facebook and throughout “our world” over the past...more...