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 fil
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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.
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.
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Ryan Hardy, 21 years old from Fargo, North Dakota
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!
For most of us, winter is leaving and spring is rapidly arriving. It’s time for all of us to get out and about - this is the perfect time to share activities with others, including many ATOS chapter events.
With most of winter behind us, I’m taking this opportunity to provide updates on ATOS activities. Your Board of Directors has just concluded their mid-year review and planning meetings. The budget development process for our next fiscal year has begun. Ideas with respect to fund raising and other program activities are now being analyzed and prioritized.
Below are highlighted a few of the ATOS activities now underway. Most have critical dates with respect to your possible participation as noted in each below. ATOS is an organization that is highly dependent upon participation, whether your merely attend programs or play a more active role in operations.
ATOS 2018 Convention
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 particular historical or scholarly merit; and other projects or pr