The Garden State Theatre Organ Society (GSTOS) was founded in 1973 to preserve the historic tradition of the Theatre Pipe Organ in American music. Based in northern and central New Jersey, we restore remaining specimens of the instrument where possible, encourage theatres to preserve them, and showcase them to the public for entertainment.
We are one of the many nationwide chapters of the American Theatre Organ Society and have about 150 members ranging in age from 13 to 90+. We get together monthly to hear and play many different brands of the Theatre Organ at various theatres, private residences and other venues around the state and in nearby Pennsylvania.
2020 THEATRE ORGAN MUSICAL COMPOSITION
To encourage continuing interest and experience in creating music suited to the theatre pipe organ, GSTOS is sponsoring a musical composition competition among our members.
Why Get Involved?
- To hear fabulous Theatre Pipe Organ Music in concert and accompanying silent films.
- To play the Theatre Pipe Organ yourself.
- To help preserve these marvelous unit orchestras.
- To meet interesting people of all ages. We are well known for our sociability and good food!