As 2023 comes to a close, we want to reflect on the joyful, inspiring, and successful moments that the New York
Theatre Organ Society has brought us this year. Despite the challenges, NYTOS has remained passionate about
preserving the theatre organ’s musical legacy, thanks to our dedicated members. We look forward to sharing more
unforgettable experiences in the future.
During our recent activities, we achieved some significant milestones that are worth mentioning. Our events were a
major highlight among them. Our participation in the Dutchess County Fair was highly successful as it provided us
with an opportunity to showcase our chapter’s work to a vast audience of over 500,000 people. We interacted with
the fairgoers and received great feedback, which resulted in increased attendance at our fall events. We also had the
privilege of showcasing our Touring Theatre Organ at the AGO conference, where Nathan Avakian helped bridge the
gap between the AGO and ATOS. Our chapter organized eight events and supported/partnered with seven other
organizations that utilized our instruments. Furthermore, we are proud to have funded a scholarship at FDR High School
for a deserving music student.
The Annual Appeal is an opportunity for each of us to play a crucial role in sustaining NYTOS and fostering its growth.
Your generous contributions enable us to:
Preserve Historic Organs: By funding critical maintenance and restoration projects for our cherished instruments, we ensure that these majestic organs continue to captivate audiences for years to come.
Enrich the Event Landscape: We diversify our event offerings to cater to a broad audience. We create memorable experiences that showcase the versatility and beauty of the theatre organ.
Foster Community Togetherness: We facilitate more opportunities for members to actively participate and connect. We strengthen the bond that unites us through a shared love for the theatre organ.
Please keep in mind that our annual operating expenses, which include the Horseshoe Newsletter, website, software,
and insurance, amount to $13,000. This is the cost to keep the lights on in our organization. Even if every member
renews their membership annually, it only accounts for $2,000, which is significantly less than our annual operating
That’s why every donation, no matter how small, can make a meaningful impact on NYTOS. Your generosity empowers
us to continue our mission and overcome the challenges that lie ahead. As we strive to take the joy of the theatre organ
to new heights, we humbly request your support in the form of a tax-deductible donation to our Annual Appeal.
As we express our gratitude for the moments NYTOS has provided us, let us also extend our support to ensure a vibrant
future for this organization. Together, we can create a legacy that echoes the harmony and splendor of the theatre
Checks should be made out to The New York Theatre Organ Society memo: Annual Appeal
New York Theatre Organ Society
367 WINDSOR HWY #433
NEW WINDSOR, NY 12553