Schober Organ Notes No. 90
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ORGAN NOTES 91
Next months ON issue 91 will mark the 15th anniversary of our publication!
I originally planned to publish a copy of issue #1, July 1990 along with
#91, but since that issue will have several pages, I am attaching issue
#1 to this issue. Memories! (Only attached to the printed version, not
the e-mail version of ON)
JACK D. GILDAR'S REPORT ON THE ATOS "MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS" EXTRAVAGANZA
Dear fellow theatre organ affectionados, Here I divulge what may be the
best kept secret in ATOS, namely that the extravaganza called "Meet Me
in St. Louis" is an absolutely "not to be missed" event. The host, the
St. Louis Theatre Organ Society chapter, is so friendly and helpful that
the mood transfers to the attendees as well.
This is (so far) a small event, maybe a little over one bus full. If
you fly in, they will send a member to the airport to pick you up and will
take you back to the airport, saving you a $65 cab ride each way. The hotel
offers just about everything you might want in hotel except a little refrigerator
in the room. There is free a continental breakfast, and free parking for
those who have cars there, included in the very low rates. This year the
cost per night for one person in a room was $64.34 including tax. There
is a good restaurant there, and a gift shop/book store.
The optional pre-glow included a tour of the Wicks Organ factory, and
a concert by the world famous "first lady of the organ" Diane Bish playing
the Diane Bish Signature Series Renaissance Organ by Allen Organ Co. The
main event included a concert by Stan Kann at the Fabulous St. Louis Fox,
a concert by Kay MacAbee at the Lincoln Theatre in Belleville, IL and several
other artists in various venues and three banquets. Seventeen year old
Mark Herman, an ATOS young organists competition winner, and Juan Corona
Jr., played an Allen GW 3 at the banquets. They are both terrific. There
were three visits to homes with theatre organs, two of them pipe organs,
and Jack Moelmann's pipe and electronic setup. The weather was good the
whole time. They will do it again next year at about this same time, so
you can get the information about it then from a link on the ATOS web site
or look for an ad for it in Theatre Organ Journal then. Best regards, Jack
A LETTER FROM A SCHOBER FAN
Mr. Kruedener, I was one of those lads who thought that a Schober would
be "just the thing" at age 14, entering into private high-school. This
was a turbulent time (1972) and a lot of things changed in my life over
the next 4-6 years...putting me into a career path that led to being a
full-time musician (though not for another 10 full years), two marriages
(and resultant divorces), and more. But, all the while, I kept my hand-in
at the idea of having a home organ.
It's now 33 years later. I'm happily married (3rd time-charmer), own
a production company and perform nationally as one of the Blues Brothers
in the tribute "Briefcase Blues" (www.briefcaseblues.com ) - and have reclaimed
some the time that was my own in younger days; while other still seek to
recapture "lost youth", I never let mine get away! My house is filled with
toys (Mattel, Ideal, Marx, Remco and the like -ViewMaster slides and more
- and no...my daughter's 21 years old, and doesn't live with me!). On a
lark I looked up Schober and found the Orphan's site. Anyway, I'm going
to be digitizing some audio from video in the next couple of weeks, and
will also be digitizing some old 33 1/3 LP albums as well - especially
those particular ones that could not be found elsewhere. I have the Schober
Demonstration LP from about 1972; if anyone is interested in MP3s of that
album (or a recorded copy of the whole presentation!), please let me know.
If nothing else some Orphan members might like to have these sounds, or
perhaps even a copy of the album jacket. Then again, many of your group
may already have that album...
It was fun to write to you, and remember. My best to all who hear and
are moved by the sounds of the mightiest of instruments. Thank you for
helping keep the name Schober visible in an ever-changing world. Let me
know you got this, and of any interest in that recording. Regards, J. Leggio
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dallas TX USA
Disclaimer: Any deals, making of payments, receipt of payments or verifications
are strictly your responsibility.
Marylin Bruce gave her late husband's Recital Schober to a friend. It seems
that the move caused some troubles to appear. She needs help in fixing
what seem to me to be minor problems. If you are in the area of Sebastopol
(50 miles north of San Francisco) she would appreciate your help. Email:
email@example.com Phone: 707 823 5655
David Lashof in Maryland near Washington DC has a Recital with problems.
He is looking for a repair person or one of our members to help him get
it into good order. If you know of someone or if you can help, please contact
him. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 240 338 2947
Theatre Schober available to a good home. Located in the Seattle, WA area.
Help in determining it's condition would also be appreciated even if you
are not interested in taking the organ. Contact: Chris Legeros E-mail:
CLegeros@aol.com Phone: home 206-364-1706, work 206-728-8319
A percussion kit for a Recital Schober is available to a good home for
packing/shipping charges. Contact: Ken Talley (Cookeville, TN) Email: email@example.com
Phone: 931 528 9095
A Theatre Schober with Rezounder and possibly Devtronix Tone Generators
is available to a good home in Fort Wayne, IN. Contact: David Van Sandt
Wanted: Hammond B-3:
David Van Sandt in Fort Wayne, IN is looking for a Hammond B-3. Contact
him at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Concert Schober (tube model) is available for free, in Newark, Delaware
(12 miles from Wilmington), for parts or to fix. Contact: Charlie Jones
A Theatre Schober with Reverb, spare parts, an Organ Tester and possibly
other extras is available in Phoenix, Arizona. Contact: Michele McClure
Email: Michele_McClure@spe.sony.com Phone: 602-956-2641
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Editor/Publisher: Alexander Kruedener, 161 East 89 Street, Apt.
4E, New York, NY 10128, (212) 831-0662.
ORGAN NOTES FOR SCHOBER ORPHANS AND FRIENDS Issue 90
Fred Henn Founder & Headmaster Emeritus
EDITOR Alex Kruedener kruedener@juno. com
EMAIL Jack D. Gildar JDgildar@juno. com
Schober Organ Orphans' Web Page: http://www. users. cloud9. net/~pastark/schober.html