Wednesday, 06 November 2019 09:16

Sunday February 9th 2020 2:30 PM

Winner of Two Academy Awards

Sunrise
A Song of Two Humans

 

Starring Janet Gaynor

Published in Silent Sundays
Monday, 04 November 2019 07:57

Chapter Meeting at the Orpheum

The Orpheum Organ has undergone major repairs over the past year as part of the Chapter's effort to restore the organ to "better-than-new" condition.

Published in Meetings
Friday, 19 July 2019 07:37

Orpheum Honor

The Friends of the Orpheum have placed a brick honoring Pete Knobloch in the Avenue of Stars courtyard outside of the Orpheum Theatre. 

Published in General News
Monday, 09 July 2018 15:27

Why are these guys smiling?

These VOTS members on the Orpheum stage look mighty happy, don't they?

Published in General News
Monday, 08 May 2017 08:22

Phoenix Boy's Choir Uses Organ

Seeing the Phoenix Boy's Choir perform is always a treat, but the audience at their April 23rd Spring Pops Concert had the additional pleasure of hearing the Phoenix Orpheum Organ accompanying them. 

Published in General News
Monday, 20 March 2017 12:53

Bill Brown Photo Archives

Last summer, the estate of Bill Brown donated many of Bill's organ related photos and documents to our chapter.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 12:58

This & That

Latest news tidbits

Published in General News
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 08:19

Blower Installation Progress

Work on installing the upgraded blower for the Orpheum Wurlitzer continues.
 
Published in General News
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 13:38

Blowin' In The Wind

The Orpheum Organ is two steps closer to being playable. 

Published in General News
Friday, 16 September 2016 07:40

Good News / Bad News

The Bad News is that the Orpheum Organ is still awaiting the installation of its new blower and is silent. 

The membership meeting that was tentatively scheduled for Sunday September 18th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Published in General News
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About Us

The Valley of the Sun Chapter (VOTS) was formed in 1958. Our membership is made up of folks just like you, your friends, and family.  The chapter owns the beautiful organ in the Orpheum Theatre and maintains it and other theatre organs in the Phoenix metro area through the active participation and donations of its membership. In addition to the Silent Sundays silent film series, now in its twentieth year, the chapter reaches out to the community with events like our Orpheum Experience for young music students and by partnering with other valley arts organizations. The Valley Of The Sun Chapter of The American Theatre Organ Society is a recognized tax exempt educational and charitable organization under section 501-C-3 of the Internal Revenue Code and is a nonprofit corporation organized in the state of Arizona.

 

 
Chapter Officers

President - John Bittner
Vice-President - Larry Lathom
Secretary - Marco Ramirez
Treasurer - Hassell Moores
Statutory Agent - Pete Knobloch
Member-At-Large - Warren Bechhoefer
Member-At-Large - Ken Iversen