ATOS Annual Convention 2011
Providence, Rhode Island
A New England Theatre Organ Odyssey
$325/Registration Fee
Convention Booklet

Convention 2011 News and Notes

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The weather in Providence is cool and clear.

Convention registration is 358.

Dave Wickerham will not be able to attend the convention. Mark Herman will substitute for Dave at Shanklin Music Hall.

Ron Rhode opened the convention tonight with a wonderful concert on the fabulous 4/35 Wurlitzer at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Highlights of Membership Meeting...

ATOS membership has increased to 3,336.

Total amount raised through fundraising is $1,524,740.

ATOS has a new Strategic Plan with 15 achievable goals.

2012 Convention will be in Southern California around July 4th.

2013 Convention will be in Atlanta around July 4th.

Donnie Rankin accompanied by Jacob Dubinsky on saxophone and Jeffrey Read on drums presented a fine jazz program at Babson College.

Mark Herman closed the second day of the convention with an absolutely outstanding concert at Shanklin Music Hall which ended with a standing ovation and shouts of bravo!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Brett Valliant began day three of the convention with a concert at the Zeiterion Theatre. Brett will be the featured artist at Pops Concert at Ironstone on April 14, 2012.

Simon Gledhill played the afternoon concert at the Hanover Theatre. Simon gave a moving tribute to the late Jim Roseveare and played Two Cigarettes In The Dark and the King Kong March to close the first half of his concert.

Jonathan Ortloff closed the third day of the convention with a fine performance on the 5/21 Wurlitzer at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Jelani Eddington presented a very interesting and informative seminar on Using the Resources of the Theatre Organ.

Steven Ball performed a masterful accompaniment of the silent film Sunrise on the 2/10 Wurlitzer at the Stadium Theatre.

Annual ATOS Awards...

Honorary Member — Len Rawle

Organist of the Year — Dave Wickerham

Hall of Fame — John Ferguson, Alden Stockebrand, and Walt Strony

Monday, July 4, 2011

Chris Gorsuch and Jelani Eddington presented a fabulous piano and organ concert at Shanklin Music Hall which ended with a wonderful arrangement of the Warsaw Concerto.

David Peckham played a marvelous concert at the PPAC to close the convention.