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Volume Two - Issue Eleven

Contributing Editors

The Control Room - Richard Mogridge - Webmaster
Console Up! - Tom Hoehn, Lead Editor
The Skandia WurliTzer - Per Olof Schultz, Associate Editor
MidiTzer Boot Camp - Russ Ashworth, Associate Editor
Mighty Hauptwerk - Jim Reid, Associate Editor
Desktop Goodies - Fred Willis
NYTOS Field Reporter - Eugene Hayek

Office of Operations

Walnut Hill Productions
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Ridgecrest, California 93555
Phone - 1-727-230-2610
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TOP STORY

WTPO Internet Radio

Click here to listen to WTPO Internet Broadcasting!

We are gearing up for the grand opening of WTPO Theatre Pipe Organ Radio here at Walnut Hill. This will be a new page on our site featuring playlists from your favorite Walnut Hill Artists. You could get your material featured on WTPO, so get those recorders rolling and send in your work today!

You will need Windows Media Player 10 to listen. You will need a high-speed connection to do live streaming, because we will not compromise the quality of our broadcasts, which are encoded in 128KB/sec WMA format.

We have a lot of work to do, but as things roll along, we will have articles about the featured artists for you to peruse as you listen, and hopefully in the days ahead, interviews as well.

We will be accepting bids for advertisers in the organ industry and we will be offering custom ad production services, including graphics and audio production. Price lists have yet to be drawn up. We will be featuring Walker, Allen, and Rodgers, to name a few.

If you are an instrument retailer and want your ad on WTPO, just give us a call at the Walnut Hill Gazette office of operations. The number is 1-727-230-2610. The office hours are 10 AM to 6 PM EDT Monday through Friday.

The radio station will go online in January 2006 at the latest, but we are hoping for a November to December 2005 launch if all goes well. Stay tuned as the story unfolds!

DAILY NEWS

11/30/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

God bless all who come here.

I want to thank the 13,852 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

11/29/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,826 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Sounds of Grace
Goes to the Duplicators

Click here to download a 2046 x 1536 JPG image showing the entrance to Progressive Media & Music in Tampa, Florida.
The front entrance to Progressive Media & Music in Tampa, Florida.

Sounds of Grace, the new CD by Tom Hoehn, went to the duplicators today. Making the delivery of the master was Tom Hoehn, Papa Bill, and the Bone Doctor. Manufacturing the package is Progressive Media & Music , located at 2116 Southview Avenue in Tampa, Florida.

Progressive Media & Music is a full service music production facility that has a very well equipped recording studio and full duplication setups for CD, DVD, Cassette and VHS media of all kinds.

Click here to download a 2046 x 1536 JPG image showing the comfortable lobby at Progressive Media & Music in Tampa, Florida.
The lobby at Progressive Media & Music .

Here, we see the cozy lobby at Progressive Media & Music , with walls lined with all the albums that have been recorded here.

One of the first things we noticed upon arrival was how friendly the staff was, welcoming us inside and quickly getting down to the business at hand, and that was getting the duplicatiuon of Sounds of Grace under way.

The client list reads like a "Who's Who in the Music Industry" because this facility has over 25 years of experience dealing with the top acts in the country and all over the world. Below are just a few of the hundreds of artists and organizations that have done projects here:

  • Gregg Allman
  • Mary J Blige
  • Warner Brothers
  • Kirk Of Dunedin
  • First United Methodist Church

Click here to download a 2046 x 1536 JPG image showing the main control room at Progressive Media & Music in Tampa, Florida.
The main control room at Progressive Media & Music .

Here, we see the well equipped main control room at Progressive Media & Music , showing the wide array of electronics on hand for tackling any recording project.

Click here to download a 2046 x 1536 JPG image showing the studio sound stage at Progressive Media & Music in Tampa, Florida.
The studio sound stage at Progressive Media & Music .

Here, we see the studio sound stage at Progressive Media & Music , showing the grand piano and a number of microphones, along with some of the other instruments on hand.

Click here to download a 2046 x 1536 JPG image showing John 'the Art Rat' and Tom Hoehn working on the final artwork setup for the four-page Sounds of Grace CD booklet.
John 'the Art Rat', and Tom Hoehn working on the final artwork at Progressive Media & Music .

Here, we see John "the Art Rat" and Tom Hoehn working on the final artwork setup for the four-page Sounds of Grace CD booklet.

Now that the album is at the duplication phase, look for the retail release right on schedule around the middle of the second week of December, 2005!

Stay tuned as the story unfolds...

11/28/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,763 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Featured Organ for the Month of December 2005
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
Lake Brantley High School, Orlando, Florida.

Click here to see the Featured Organ of the Month for December 2005, the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida.
The keydesk of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida..

The Featured Organ for the month of December is the Don Baker Memorial 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida.

This new page, the 140th page at our site, is still under heavy construction so wear your hard hat when you visit and come back often as we add more content in the days ahead.

Enjoy!

11/27/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,723 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

A Second Visit To The
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer in Orlando

Click here to visit the official website of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida
Console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer installed at
Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida.

Today, the Walnut Hill Productions Team, along with Bob Davidson, Vice President of the American Theatre Organ Society, paid a second visit to the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer installed at the Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida for the monthly OATOS chapter meeting.

The illustrious Tom Hoehn gave us a ninety minute concert on this fine instrument and we will be posting clips and pictures from the show on his Featured Artist page in the coming week, so stay tuned!

11/26/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,688 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

A Closer Look At Mister Forker's Organ

We are fortunate to get close to the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida on a regular basis. Therefore, we can take as many photographs as we want, along with recording the instrument at our leasure.

It is only fitting that we share these with you as we commemorate the release of Tom Hoehn's Sounds of Grace CD, due out in early December 2005.

Click here to see more great shots of the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
The left bolster of
the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ

Here, we see the left stop bolster, showing the Pedal Stops and some of the Accompaniment stops. The tongues are made by Hesco and are attached to real Syndynes that have a lightning fast action and are easy to toggle manually. Note the white engraving on the red tongues, making them very easy to read in dim light. Also note the key that turns on the blowers and the console.

To see more great shots of this wonderful machine, head on over to the Feaured Organ of the Month for June 2004, still, a work in progress.

11/25/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,651 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Tom Hoehn's Featured Artist Page Updated!

Click here to visit Tom Hoehn's new multi-page section on Walnut Hill's Featured Artists listing.
Tom Hoehn warming up before the evening performace of Phantom of the Opera
at the First United Methodist Church in Clearwater, Florida
on the evening of October 30th, 2005.

It was only a matter of time before we needed to do a complete makeover of Tom Hoehn's Featured Artist page.

He has recorded so much material and we have such a plethora of information about him that it was necessary to break his long page up into several pages, each one covering a specific topic on this fine musician.

There are now seven pages for Tom, bringing the total page count at the site to 139.

Enjoy!

11/24/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,614 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Thanksgiving 2005

Click here to download a 2049x 1250 JPG image of Doc and Kimmy standing at the console of the J.Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
Doc and Kimmy standing at the console of the
J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.

Today, we give thanks. The office was closed for Thanksgiving Day. I trust that all had much to pause and give thanks for. We did. We have many loyal patrons from all over the world who have made Walnut Hill one of the top TPO sites on the internet. We have folks like Jim Henry, John Tay, Bruce Miles, Joe Barron, and many others who are bringing the power of the Mighty Theatre Organ into homes everywhere. But, most of all, we have each other with whome to share our enthusiasm and support for this, the King of Instruments. God bless one and all!

11/23/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,551 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

In today's tumultuous world, it is easy to lose sight of the many blessings we receive, both large and small. It is in that light that I beseach all who come here to take a monent and stop to give thanks for these things.

We have many wonderful organs to play and hear. We have many friends who share our enthusiasm for them. We have our health, and we have each other. We live in a country where the sky is the limit because of all the brave, selfless men and women who fight daily for the freedom we take for granted. And finally, we have a God on high who loves us and forgives us, allowing us to carry on with our dreams and ambitions.

Let this be the year where we all express our thanks in many ways by helping each other make a difference in the Land of the King. Do your part to keep the organs in your area playing, and fostering interest in them to the young people who will follow in our footsteps. If we can do these things, the future will remain bright for the Mighty Theatre Organ!

11/22/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,507 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Walnut Hill Continues Record Growth In 2005!

Walnut Hill continues to grow as we aproach 14,000 visitors, with the music of Tom Hoehn being a large asset to our loyal fan base. He is a great player and I am sure he appreciates you taking the time to listen to his fine performances on our many great installations in the Central Florida area.

The Theatre Organ Academy on Yahoo! has many new students enrolled and the action is lively, with quite a few folks wanting to learn how to play the King of Instruments.

The Mighty MidiTzer continues to be developed, with a new version around the corner that will put the sound of the Style 216 2/10 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ on any computer, irregardless of whether or not it has a SoundBlaster sound card installed, overcoming the need for this type of compatability and also breaking the 64-note per card polyphony limit. Stay tuned as this story unfolds.

11/21/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,420 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Tom Hoehn at Lake Brantley High School
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ

Click here to see and hear Tom Hoehn at the console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida.
Tom Hoehn at the console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida.

Tom Hoehn, the Bone Doctor and Kimmy took a trip to Orlando Florida to see the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed in the auditorium of the Lake Brantley High School.

The Bone Doctor played four songs on the instrument and they can be heard on his Sessions page.

Tom played a total of nine songs on the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer and you can hear them on his Featured Artist page. They are at the very bottom of the page, which is soon to be separated into several pages to make things easier to find, thus giving Tom his own section here at Walnut Hill.

11/20/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,376 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

MTOS Celebrates 14 Years!

Click here to visit the official website of the Manisota Theatre Organ Society, a proud chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society, now celebrating 14 years of service to the Greater Sarasota Area.
Happy 14th Birthday, MTOS!

Today was the Lord's day, and so the Walnut Hill Office was closed. Monday will see business as usual with the release of new material from Tom Hoehn at the console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida.

We had a great service at church, followed by a trip to Sarasota to attend the monthly Manisota Theatre Organ Society chapter meeting. We had an hour of fellowship and a concert on the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer, featuring an all request performance by Dave Cogswell, one of the Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes substitute theatre organists. The chapter also celebrated its 14th birthday. There were about seventy people in attendance.

11/19/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,336 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

A Quiet Day At Walnut Hill

The Walnut Hill Office has been quiet today so there is not much news to report. All goes well in Florida. We edited some songs to be posted later in the week from the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida played by the illustrious Tom Hoehn. Stay tuned...

11/18/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,292 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Sounds of Grace by Tom Hoehn
Album Artwork Preview

Click here to learn more about Tom Hoehn's soon to be released Sounds of Grace CD.
Cover art for Tom Hoehn's upcoming CD, Sounds of Grace .

Here it is, folks! This is what the front cover of Tom Hoehn's upcoming CD, Sounds of Grace will look like. Of course, the actual artwork is much clearer than this rough JPG representation.

Tom has put a lot of hard work and money into this record and we are very proud to be involved in its production, as well as being able to offer it for sale in our General Store upon it's release in early December.

Stay tuned as the story develops, because the news will be major and there will be a whole new page dedicated to this fine collection of music played on the J. Tyson Forker Memorial Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida, perhaps one of the finest instruments in existance today.

11/17/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,256 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

The Bone Doctor At
Lake Brantley High School

Click here to listen to the Bone Doctor at the3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida.
The 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida.

Tom Hoehn, the Bone Doctor and Kimmy took a trip to Orlando Florida to see the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed in the auditorium of the Lake Brantley High School.

Doc played four very rough cuts on the machine and has posted them on his Sessions page for you to enjoy.

We took several photos during the session but the light was so low in the building that most of them were out of focus. As we process these, they will get posted around the site. Stay tuned for more...

11/16/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,231 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Sounds of Grace Just Days Away
From Public Retail Release!

Final licensing was completed today for Tom Hoehn's upcoming CD entitled Sounds of Grace . All that remains to be done is final artwork proofing and then it's off to the duplicators and onto the store shelves.

We will be offering the record for sale at the Walnut Hill General Store, so look for it in early December, just in time for Christmas!

11/15/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,197 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Walnut Hill Takes The Day Off

The Walnut Hill Crew took today off to do other stuff around the new office. Thus, no news was posted today. Things continue to happen, however, so stay tuned as we hit the server again upon the 'morrow.

11/14/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,149 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

More Website Tweeks

Today saw more work being done on the Walnut Hill website as we move toward the release of Version 5. Many dead links have been found and restored to working order, and we are beginning the process of optimizing all the graphics so things load faster and look better.

We expect to release Version 5 early in 2006, featuring new sections and more pages about the King of Instruments. You can be a part of the action by emailing the webmaster for details on how to get started, or you can call our Walnut Hill Gazette Office of Operations at 1(727)230-2610 from 10AM to 6PM EDT, Monday through Friday. We would love to hear from you, because we are here to serve those who love the King!

11/13/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,131 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

CFTOS Meeting At Tampa Theatre

The Tampa Theatre was host to the monthly meeting of the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society today.

The meeting, normally held at the Pinellas Park Auditorium, was held at this legenday atmospheric theatre instead. The Tampa Theatre will be among the featured venues at the 2006 Annual ATOS Convention.

Among the attendees was the legendary Rosa Rio, who took the bench and played three nice tunes. It was an open console meeting and several members of the Chapter played. As we get the pictures processed, they will be posted here. Stay tuned...

11/12/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 13,114 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Walnut Hill Reaches 13,000 Visitors in 2005!

Last night around 11:55PM, Walnut Hill saw the 13,000th happy camper come strolling through the front door. Since we began offering up lots of Theatre Pipe Organ music, folks have been flocking to the site in droves. Of special interest has been the Phantom of the Opera tracks performed by Tom Hoehn.

Since the site went online in April of 2004, we have had a total of 22,860 visitors, making Walnut Hill one of the most visited TPO destinations on the internet.

11/12/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,994 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Walnut Hill Mobile Recording Crew
Visits Orlando Florida 3/18 WurliTzer!

Walnut Hill's Mobile Recording Crew went to Lake Brantley High School in Orlando to see the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed in the school's auditorium.

After a couple of false starts, they got things rolling and recorded the massive white and gold machine under the command of Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor, taking many hi-resolution photographs along the way.

This organ is to be featured in the month of December. When that page goes online, we will be showing many pictures of the console and offering some of the live tracks performed by Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor. Stay tuned...

11/11/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,935 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Tom, Doc, Kimmy and Papa Bill
Pay Dan Rowland A Visit

Click here to visit Dan Rowland's Wall of Fame page.
Dan Rowland at the console of his Mighty MidiTzer

Early this morning, Tom, Doc, Kimmy and Papa Bill headed down to Saint Petersburg to visit with Dan Rowland and help get the new volume pedal on his Mighty MidiTzer installed and working. Tom set some combinations into the X-Key system and tweeked the SoundFont voices so that this wonderful machine sounds very much like the real thing.

There will be some photographs posted on Dan's Wall of Fame page as we get them processed in the days ahead, so stay tuned as we add the new content.

We are planning one more visit before Dan and his dear wife Janett return to their Ohio summer home for Thanksgiving with their family and friends. On that visit, Tom and Doc plan to make some new recordings to share with all the loyal patrons of Walnut Hill. Stay Tuned...

The Walnut Hill Recording Studio Takes Shape

Click here to visit the Walnut Hill Recording Studio page.
Walnut Hill's new location in Clearwater, Florida.

After returning home, the Doc took some new photos using Tom's trusty HP digital camera. Vist the Walnut Hill Recording Studio page to see these recent shots.

11/10/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,870 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Sounds of Grace By Tom Hoehn
CD Mastering Is Completed

Click here to learn more about the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
Keydesk of the J. Tyson Forker Memorial
4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ

Sounds of Grace , the new CD from the illustrious Tom Hoehn, Featured Artist at Walnut Hill, moved one more step closer to public release today as the final master was burned at the Walnut Hill Recording Studio.

The album of twelve songs is expected to go on sale at the Walnut Hill General Store in early to mid December of this year. Stay tuned for breaking news on this fine compilation of beautiful sacred music recorded on one of the finest Theatre Pipe Organs in the country, the J.Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.

11/09/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,827 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Featured Organ Of The Month
Index Page Gets A Makeover

Click here see all the Theatre Pipe Organs featured at Walnut Hill!
Looking down on the keydesk of Black Beauty, the marvelous
4/42 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Roaring 20's Pizza and Pipes.
The instrument was featured at Walnut Hill during the month of August, 2005.

Our Featured Organ Of The Month Index has been tweeked to make it easier to find each instrument in the list. We have reduced the size of the list font and put the list inside a table to center it on the page, yealding what we think is a better looking page.

This is just one little part of the upgrades we are doing to the site in preparation for the move to Version 5, to be released early in 2006. If you have yet to visit this page, you are missing out on one of the most talked about sections of our ever changing and growing website.

Enjoy!

11/08/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,729 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Featured Organ For June 2004
Gets Updated With New Photos!

Click here to see our feature on the J. Tyson Forker Memorial Organ at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
The stop sweep of theJ. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ

The Featured Organ For June 2004 gets updated with new photographs taken during the recent sessions Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor have been doing for his new CD entitled Sounds of Grace , which will go on sale in the Walnut Hill General Store's Record Shop in Decenber, 2005.

We took over one hundred photos, and we plan to do an estensive photo album on this fine instrument after the release of this incredible record. Stay tuned...

MidiTzer With Softsynth Available For Testing!

Click here to go to Joe Barron and Jim Henry's official Mighty MidiTzer website!

MidiTzer users have long struggled with the polyphony limit imposed by the soundcards on their computers. It is a known fact that the typical SoundBlaster card has a 64 note limit. Well, there is a solution on the horizon, and it is the new MidiTzer with Softsynth, now in Alpha testing.

You can become an Alpha Test team member by following Jim Henry's instructions below:

Click here to go to the Mighty MidiTzer Forums!

If you would like to participate in the testing of the MidiTzer with Softsynth, please go to the MidiTzer Forums for information.

You need to be a registered Forum member to access the Alpha Test area. If you have trouble registering, try clearing the cookies in your browser.

Please do not discuss this version outside of the MidiTzer Forums and do not redistribute this version to avoid confusing those using the released version.

Jim Henry

Phantom Of The Opera Draws A Record Audience!

Well, it seams like folks loved the recent performance by Tom Hoehn of Phantom of the Opera. We had a record attendence yesterday, totalling nearly 200 visitors! Even though the files were huge, folks still downloaded them in droves.

We are very proud to have Tom on our site, and you can be sure that as he records new material, we will feature it here, as we track his rise to stardom in the Land of the King!

11/07/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,664 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

The Theatre Organ Academy
Has 75 Students Enrolled!

Click here to go to the Theatre Organ Academy on Yahoo! Music. This picture shows the Bone Doctor, Principal of the Theatre Organ Academy, seated at the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
The Bone Doctor, Academy Principal and Founder.
Click here to go to the Theatre Organ Academy on Yahoo! Music.

The Theatre Organ Academy on Yahoo! Music now has seventy-five students enrolled. There are some very knowledgeable people among them who are all very willing to share what they know about how to play the King of Instruments.

Founded by the Bone Doctor and Jim Henry, this group is proving to be a well received resource for those who are to learn how to play the Mighty Theatre Organ, whether it be a real one or a virtual model.

If you are interested in learning how to play the Theatre Organ, enroll today at the Academy to get started!

11/06/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,473 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Tom Hoehn plays Phantom of the Opera!

Click here to visit Tom Hoehn's Featured Artist page and download tracks from his performace of Phantom of the Opera.
Tom Hoehn warming up before the evening performace of Phantom of the Opera
at the First United Methodist Church in Clearwater, Florida.

On October 30th, 2005 during a Sunday evening at the First United Methodist Church in Clearwater, Florida, Tom Hoehn gave us a special treat. He took the bench of the magnificent 4/93 Rodgers/Rufatti/Wicks Church Pipe Organ at the church and played for a silent movie presentation of the 1925 box office hit, Phantom of the Opera. These new tracks are now available on his Featured Artist page.

This was no minor event. Long in planning, ATOS Vice President Bob Davidson was there to introduce the movie and Tom, who came out on stage dressed in a black cape as he sidled up to the massive organ.

There are a total of four tracks that, when listened to end to end one right after the other, are the complete program as performed that night. These are large files, especially parts 1 and 2 of the Phantom. Be patient as you download them, and enjoy the show!

Enjoy!

11/05/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,429 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Sounds of Grace by Tom Hoehn
Nears Completion For Release

Click here to download a 1536 x 2048 JPG image showingTom Hoehn at the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
Tom Hoehn at the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer
Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.

Today, Tom, Kimmy, and the Bone Doctor journied to Sarasota to take some pictures for his upcoming CD entitled Sounds of Grace , soon to be released.

This is going to be one of those "must have" albums! The sound of the J. Tyson Forker 4/32 Memorial Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ is truly spectacular, and Tom was in top form during the sessions which were completed during late September.

As soon as the licensing is completed, it's off to the duplicator and on to the retailers, among them, the Walnut Hill General Store. A tentative price for the CD will be $20 plus shipping, handling, and sales tax where applicable. Look for the CD to go on sale in late December, just in time for Christmas!

11/04/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,370 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

The TPO Widows Club Gets A New Look!

Click here to visit Kimmy's TPO Widows Club on Yahoo! Music Groups.

It was just a matter of time before Kimmy, the Bone Doctor's dearest Tiny One, decided to update her Yahoo! group, the TPO Widows Club.

As you well know by now, the Theatre Pipe Organ has a way of occupying the lives of those who get involved with one, to the point of sometimes making one forget about everything and everyone else. That is why Kimmy founded the group, so the "widows" would have a place to hang out and share things not related to the King. It is a sort of support group, so to speak.

The Bone Doctor drops by from time to time, with a joke passed on to him by Clint Savage, a man of great humor. But so far, very few folks have stopped in to speak with Kimmy. What are you waiting for? She is waiting for you, so drop by to say "hello" and get aquainted.

11/03/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,328 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes CD's Available At
The Walnut Hill General Store!

Click here to buy It's Showtime!, From Tiger Rag to God Bless America, Dwight Thomas at Roaring 20's.

There have been many records produced on Black Beauty, the 4/42 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes in Ellenton, Florida. Her players, Bill Vlasak and Dwight Thomas, also work with other famous Theatre Pipe Organs. Visit the Walnut HIll General Store's Record Shop to see four selections from these highly talented musicians. Be sure to collect them all!

More Site Tweaks

More fine tuning of the site is taking place, with a site wide link check to find and fix broken links as a result of recent updates at other sites we link to. Thanks for bearing with us as we make these repairs. The process is expected to be competed by month's end.

11/02/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,268 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Things Get Back To Normal

The new office at Walnut Hill Productions is nearly complete. Thanks to the generosity of all who contributed funds and assistance, we are just about on a even keel. There are still some boxes about, but within the next few weeks, all should be back to normal as it was before the move.

Kimmy is loving it here in sunny Florida, being glad for the opportunity to come here. She is beginning to warm up to the King of Instuments after having seen one up close and personal. Hearing and seeing is believing, and she cannot wait to see Black Beauty at Roaring 20's Pizza and Pipes!

11/01/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor.

I want to thank the 12,210 visitors to our site this year. God bless all who come here.

Website Tweaks

We have made some minor tweaks throughout the site to make things easier to find. All the recordings done by the Bone Doctor are now on his Featured Artist page. The same thing holds true for Tom Hoehn's material.

Enjoy!

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