February Dean's Message
I hope you're staying warm indoors while you're reading this! I enjoy all types of weather, so I was glad to finally see some snow last week. Of course, it will be nice to have some spring weather come as well - it's just around the corner!
Thankfully, we had good traveling weather for everyone who came to Larry's house for our Twelfth Night Party in Winchester earlier in January. We had a great turnout and Larry was a gracious and welcoming host. Thanks Larry!
This month, we will be hosting our Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza event that you've heard me talk about for a while now. I am hopeful that we have a large group of students, and as I'm typing this we have ten students signed up so far. As I have said in the past, this event was how I was introduced to the AGO when I was in high school, so I'm glad we've been able to have this event to perhaps introduce more young people to the organ and the Lexington Chapter.
Our Executive Council is well along the way with planning next year's events, and I can't wait to tell you all the exciting ideas we have planned in the next couple of months. You won't want to miss these!
Take a look at the (very full!) calendar and see if there's an event or two you'd be interested in, including the Bach Marathon and the 20th birthday party for the magnificent Taylor and Boody organ at the Presbyterian Church in Danville. Happy Birthday! I hope to see you around at one of our many events this month!
Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza
Our chapter is hosting a Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza event on February 2nd. James Humlong has prepared a PPP Letter and Registration document regarding the event.
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LexAGO is including monthlong sponsorships on our website and newsletter. Please see the full page ads in our newsletters and our Sponsors page. Contact Dr. Larry Sharp for details and rates on how to become a monthlong or yearly sponsor.
Sponsors for 2018-19
Thanks very much to the following for sponsoring our newsletter and website!! And thanks to Larry Sharp for making all of the arrangements. Check out their ads on our Sponsors page.
- Christ Church Cathedral
- B. Rule
- Bluegrass Theater Organ Society
- D.C. Schroth Organ Builders
- The Piano Shop
- Rodgers Classic Organs - Tom Magee
Be a Member! Join the AGO Lexington Chapter
Joining the AGO is easy and can be done online via the AGO National website. You can join as a chapter member, join as an independent member, or subscribe to the TAO magazine. Those who prefer not to join online can contact our chapter dean, Dr. James Humlong, firstname.lastname@example.org or our treasurer/registrar, Anna Pan email@example.com.
Mission, Vision, and Values Statement
The AGO Mission statement has been modified as of May, 2016. The entire statement can be seen on the AGO National Mission, Vision, and Values Statement page.
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.
The vision of the American Guild of Organists is to engage, support, and uplift every organist.