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.
News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.
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 and Colorado Springs, but there are few (not only there but anywhere) who do so many different things to help the chapter.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Mark of Zorro Silent Classic at the Atlanta Fox August 25, with Clark Wilson at Mighty Mo!
Greetings...and lots of little odds and ends to chat about, or rather “blog” about.
April 15th (or this year, April 18th) is not only tax day - and don’t get me started on the issues emanating from our nation’s capital - but it also marks a couple of deadline dates for ATOS.
ATOS Prez Blog...March 25, 2011
Frank Bindt, one of the founders of the American Theatre Organ Society (then known as ATOE), and a legend in ATOE/ATOS history, passed away on July 12, 2010