November Dean's Message
November is one of my favorite months - the weather has finally gotten cooler to stay for a few months, the leaves are at their most brilliant, holidays are getting near, and the Christmas music is starting to come out of the bottom of the bench.
November is also exciting this year because we are having a workshop with Patty Saunders, director of the Alluring handbell ensemble, on Nov. 10 at Crestwood Christian. This will be fun for everyone, even if your church does not have handbells or you've never played one.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support last month's joint event with the Bluegrass Theatre Organ Society at the Kentucky Theater. It was a hit! Attendance was great, and it helped put out the word for the need to get the Wurlitzer back in action.
As we look forward to the rest of our program year, I would like to begin to advertise for our Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza event that will take place on Feb. 2, 2019, at First Presbyterian and Christ Church Cathedral. The goal of this event is to introduce young piano students to the pipe organ, so if you know of a piano teacher or you teach middle or high school piano students, please contact me so I can begin to compile a mailing list soon.
A final date to put on your calendar is June 30-July 3, 2019. This is the Region V Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They already have their website up and running, and it looks like they have a great lineup of recitalists and events! This won't be one to miss!
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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.