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Tuesday, September 4th 2012
Greetings all, Some random thoughts while reflecting on the Labor Day holiday. Created to honor the nation’s daily wage-earners and laborers who actually make the nation and economy function, I will offer a bit of a twist to better suit ATOS and its volunteers. Organ, after organ, after organ…all across the country…exist today because of a lot of hard labor by a lot of volunteers. Instruments of...more...
Tuesday, August 28th 2012
Greetings all. News of new venues and not-so-new venues … had meetings recently in a location that holds promise, including the potential of an “original” Wurlitzer going back home. Meanwhile, mid-September will find TOSDV… the Theatre Organ Society of Delaware Valley playing host to its formal Grand Opening Concert. The specific date is September 15, and Mark Herman will do the honors. You know...more...
Monday, August 20th 2012
Youth still being served – Birthday Cake! It was an amazing weekend of music in Atlanta, thanks to Bucky Reddish who knows how to throw himself a birthday party. “Bucky’s Big Birthday Bash” is an event he has staged in his Atlanta-area home for several years. It went from a fun day of theatre organ music featuring his Walker organ to multi-artist spectacular a few years ago when Bucky decided...more...
Monday, August 13th 2012
Well I knew it was hot in Norman, OK, but it wasn’t until the Technical Experience event last week that I could literally compare it to a bake oven. While working on pallets for repairs on a chest, individual parts were being stripped and shellacked. These small components were then placed on a sheet laying on a general cafeteria-style food tray. To aid in the drying process, the tray was...more...
Wednesday, August 8th 2012
As happens a lot, I find myself at an airport; this time it's Denver's international airport which geographically might be closer to Salt Lake City (there's a joke there about how far out of town they built this terminal) - and I thought of ATOSer Lee Shaw. Lee was honored at this year's convention banquet, and rightfully so. There are a lot of wonderful people in the chapter centered in Denver...more...
Monday, July 30th 2012
To paraphrase Mel Brooks’ line in History of the World, Part I, “It’s good to be the President” when one has rewarding and memorable duties such as I had this past Friday and Saturday. There were 17 of them…from all over….Jacob from Arizona; Dan from New York; another Dan from Pennsylvania; Peter from Missouri; Doug from Washington; and others from Illinois, Oregon, Michigan and points beyond...more...
Tuesday, July 24th 2012
Greetings all, coming down from the post-convention “high.” Great concerts in LA. Never heard Scott Foppiano any better, and what an instrument he presented to us. Caught Chris Elliot twice (Fullerton and Trousdale Castle); Tony Fenelon was splendid and gave us a chance to hear Lyn Larsen twice (with Tony at San Gabriel and also two tunes at Trousdale Castle). The kids were sensational, as was...more...
Tuesday, May 22nd 2012
I am pleased to announce that Stephen Kucera, of Kansas City, KS, has been selected as the 2012 ATOS Theatre Organ Student of the Year. Stephen has demonstrated tremendous talent and enthusiasm for music and the theatre organ. In addition to excelling in his theatre organ studies with Scott Foppiano, Stephen is very involved with both his local ATOS and AGO chapters and plans to pursue an organ...more...
Thursday, July 21st 2011
Col. Jack Moelmann has noted several times since last January that the ATOS Endowment Fund was just short of $1 million in its principal amount. He wanted ATOS to hit that magic target, and took matters into his own hands at the 2011 Convention in Providence.more...
Wednesday, July 20th 2011
The Mark of Zorro Silent Classic at the Atlanta Fox August 25, with Clark Wilson at Mighty Mo!more...